Inspiration toward Vastisasana with focus on the hips

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Inspiration toward Vastisasana with focus on the hips

BK with strap to hold hipsSupta Baddha Konasana with strap around hips buckle above pubic bone.  This variation to hold head of the femur into the hip socket.


Vrksasana prep to hold hipVrksasana preparation, with focus as above holding head of femur into socket ‘increase the crease’.


Supta Padangustasana 2Supta Padangustasana 11, same focus on hip.


Anantasana leg workAnatasana prep as with Vrksasana prep, continuing the focus on holding at the head of the legs.


Anantasana bent legAnantasana


Chair set up & hip positionWorking with a chair, with lengthways bolster support, opening the sides of the body and holding femur focus continuing. Opening the space between bottom ribs and top hip, increasing space for organic body.

Vastisasana prep with chairOpening the side body with chair support


Opening the side back with chair supportOpening back ribs by taking top arm forward and top leg back.

Opening the front side body with chair support,Opening front body taking top arm and leg back.

Opening prep for Vastisasana into Virabhadrasana 1Moving from chair to Virabhadrasana 1


Vastisasana on chairVastisasana on the chair

VastisasanaFull Vastisasana



bb on chair 1Chair support to open armpit chest, lengthen through the waist & abdomen.  First practice with hips lifting.

bb on chair 2Second position descending buttocks and lengthening tailbone towards the back of the knees.



bb into virasana 3Third position with legs in Virasana, increases the opening of chest and front body.


Gretchen thanks Carrie Owerko for her inspirational teaching.


Suzanne Fraser
Suzanne Fraser
Iyengar Yoga is more than just exercise or stretching, it is an ancient medicine, developed over thousands of years and perfected by BKS Iyengar into the simple, accessible style of yoga we do in our classes.