This video will help you to set up a sound foundation in the Little Thunderbolt posture or Laghu Vajrasana. Understanding how to ground and stabilize the hips and legs helps you to make best use of the position to enjoy the meditative Immovable Spot and to build strength in your core, buttocks and legs. Working according to the instructions in this video will also bring flexibility to your spine and strengthen the erector spinae muscles that run along either side of the spine.
The word Laghu means little but also lovely or beautiful implying that loveliness often comes in small packages, this a particularly dear theme to me considering I am blessed to be surrounded by small and beautiful beings—my partner Joy and two tiny burmese kitties— and that is what you will find as you work with this lowly, 'in between' asana that often gets over shadowed by the distinctly huge Kapotasana.
David Garrigues is one of the few teachers in the US certified to teach Ashtanga Yoga by the late world renowned yoga master Sri K Pattahbi Jois. As an Ashtanga Ambassador, he bases his teachings on the idea that 'Anyone can take practice,' a core idea in the teachings of Sri K Pattahbi Jois.
David's mission is to help others flourish within the contemporary lineage of Ashtanga Yoga. While staying true to the traditional teachings of Ashtanga, David is adept at adapting the practice to suit all levels of practitioner and make it accessible to everyone.
David is the creator of the Asana Kitchen Series (SUBSCRIBE for up-to-date videos at youtube.com/user/davidgarrigues) as well as additional resources for Ashtanga practitioners including led DVDs and his pranayama book, Vayu Siddhi, available for purchase on his website davidgarrigues.com.
This Asana Kitchen was filmed at David's home studio in Philadelphia, the Ashtanga Yoga School of Philadelphia aysphiladelphia.com. David teaches a Primary Series and Second Series intensive there each year during the spring and fall.
The Asana Kitchen series is created to answer common questions or address concerns about the practice. To submit questions for the Asana Kitchen series, you can attend David's workshops OR email him at the email@example.com.
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