HOW TO USE THIS BLOG
There are 3 ways to use this blog:
1. You can simply practice Compass using the illustration above.
2. You can learn the steps get into the posture in the “How To” section.
3. Or you can geek out on the sequencing and anatomy details by skipping down to Part II.
Don’t forget to pass this along to your students and colleagues!
GETTING INTO COMPASS
This may sound judgmental, but images of Beauty and the Beast come to mind everytime I practice Compass pose. The pose can strike a rich, regal tone of openness, agility, and poise. Or, it can look and feel like a tangled, unfinished mess. For the record, I usually feel like the latter. The inherent difficulty of this pose is that it simultaneously challenges your hamstrings, adductors, outer-hips and side body. But, this is also the beauty and the allure of the pose. Compass gives you one posture to open up some of the deepest, tightest layers of your body.
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