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Feel the Wheel

Build up to Kapotasana by creating a flow of circular energy in your spine.

By Barbara Benagh

Transition to Kapotasana (King Pigeon Pose)

The transition to Kapotasana requires you to abandon the arm support that you have in Camel Pose. To pre-pare, try this transition flow: Begin by arching into Camel Pose while holding your heels. Consciously relax your back in Camel, making your head and front shoulders heavy as you slowly release your heels, joining your palms at your chest. Breathe steadily and surrender to gravity as you coax the spine to be fluid and ride the image of a wheel to take the head closer to the feet. If you cannot maintain a steady breathing pattern and deepen the backbend, hold your heels again and return, consciously, to Upward-Facing Thunderbolt Pose and then to Child's Pose. If you are able to remain composed, you can move from here to Kapotasana, the grand finale of this sequence.

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Maria Camargo

very helpfull. thank you.

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