Anchors Aweigh! Navy rebounds from a 1 point loss at home to the Golden Hurricane to win going away 41-17 against the Connecticut Huskies. The Huskies had a 2-1 record coming in and had a 14-7 win over Indiania (from the Big Ten).
And, there is happiness among the Illini football fans. Illinois made a long drive at the end of the game to kick a field goal to win 23-20 as time expired. This wasn't a result of flukes either as the 26 point underdog Illini (and I took Michigan State and gave the points) outgained the Spartans 390-231 in total yardage. Maybe coach Zook is right about Illinois having gotten better?
The Notre Dame-Purdue game is turning into a basketball game; it is 28-14 with Purdue having scored on an 88 yard pass play right at the end of the half.
I want to look like this:
But instead look a bit more like this (lady in the white top or guy in the baggy khaki shorts; the lady in the purple jog-bra and black spandex looks pretty good)
So Nick helps me out:
Just to add where I think people often go wrong in warrior 3-the pose is often done 'after' virabhadrasana 1. I say 'after,' because the mistakes made in warrior 1 are often relected in warrior 3, or the mistakes are garnered on the movement from the first warrior to the third warrior.
For instance, in first warrior, the pelvis should attempt to reach neutral, but is often tilted forwards and with one hip further back, creating lumbar lordosis, especially on the side of the back leg. This means that the back muscles are already tight, especially on the side of the raised leg as you go into third warrior, and that the gluteal muscles are stretched, when they should be short, so that you can lift the leg without 'hiking' the hip.
But let's assume you have a good command of warrior 1. On the movement into third warrior pose, try to move as though you were playng tug of war with a yoda-like yoga instructor who could pull on the rope even when your arms are lifted above your head. This means that in first warrior, you are pulling your body towards your hands, so the the lower trapezius (and others)have an easy job of pulling your shoulder blades down your rib cage. As you start to move into third warrior pose, old Yoda starts to move with you, so that your body gets pulled into alignment by effectively tensioning itself, helping to ensure that the practice of this pose brings better alignment, not worse posture, which it sounds like your third warrior might be creating.
Now, when your arms are horizontal to the floor, you are ready to lift the back foot and progress towards the balance. This is the point at which Yoda often decides to go for a coffee break, so you have to make sure he stays put, and continues pulling on the rope so that basically your back foot is peeled away from the floor by the pull on the body. If you do this properly, it causes the ball of the foot to revolve around, so that the front of the leg faces forwards-no internal or external rotation. From there, the big toe is peeled away from the floor.
I went into some detail, because you often see students trying to get to third warrior pose with the foot still turned out, or the leg externally rotated (it should be trying to internally rotate). This makes it much harder to achieve third warrior pose. It puts down a second obstacle, in that because you are not peeling your foot away from the floor, you are much more likely to launch yourself into third warrior pose, so that just at the moment that you need perfect concentration and body alignment, you throw yourself across the movement.
But by learning to pull into the posture, you will also learn to activate the core muscles-they activate in order to complete the linkage that is set in effect by Yoda-you either love him or hate him With all the relevant core muscles appropiately activated, your movement and subsequent posture will be dramatically effected-your command of the activity should be dramatically improved. Hope so anyway
As an afterthought, I would guess that a bunch of pressure sensors under the sole of your standing foot would show a very different picture to the pressures that would be shown by you having perfect body alignment. Be prepared to adapt the foot to the new challenge-the effects are astronomical, as you sense better through the soles of the feet-they become a mirror by which you view your whole body alignment. If you like, I'll go through the ways of gaining good foot awareness, but I've done it here before, and I'm not sure if I want to clutter up this thread any more-it's an interesting topic, congratulations
The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.
British author, mathematician, & philosopher (1872 - 1970)
I love his signature line too!
And to end with a couple of Dilbert cartoons:
Stretchy women. Like this one (Yoga Chickie)