More Than a Mouthful: Trianga Mukhaikapada Paschimottanasana

8 Oct


I’m sorry, I couldn’t resist the Hips Don’t Lie Shakira/Danzig duet. I laughed so hard that I forgot how much I hate learning all of these damn painful, hip-torturing asanas! My ongoing attempts at the Primary Series forward folds continues with Trianga Mukhaikapada Paschimottanasana. I’ve been screwing around with it for a few weeks now, but the adjustments in my Swenson manual do not seem to be working for me. We don’t do this asana in my Sunday AM Intro class so I went on the hunt for some alternate suggestions.


Actual plus-sized yoginis and very useful modifications from Expert Village. I used my bolster tonight and it was extremely helpful:



Jason Schramm from Detroit Yoga–“weaning” yourself with different sized blocks. Another very useful suggestion and I like his voice and his black nail polish. Actually, he’s kind of, um, hot, now that I think about it! But I digress–this is serious Ashtanga learning time, ahem:


Update: Julia had us do this in class on Sunday (OK, she kind of sprung it on us!), so it’s a good thing I did all of this prep work on modifications beforehand! The bolster is a lifesaver. Julia kind of gave me an Ashtanga beatdown on Sunday, actually. There weren’t any brand new people so we moved much faster (less instruction) and tried some new asanas. I love her!


2 Responses to “More Than a Mouthful: Trianga Mukhaikapada Paschimottanasana”

  1. Nicole Boyhouse October 9, 2012 at 1:02 am #

    You might enjoy this video my friend made from our Mysore practice, way far away from Mysore in Calgary, AB. Enjoy!

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