Tadasana Paschima Namaskarasana

This week we worked on Reverse Prayer Pose, a very difficult technique for some of us.  Greater success is possible using a Wall Rope.

In this video, Mr. Iyengar demonstrates Tadasana Paschima Namaskarasana around 12:00. Please note how far his shoulder blades travel out, to accept the hands and how much they return to open the chest. Starting around 15:00 he gives further details. For those of you unable to do it, please practice Tadasana Paschima Baddha Hastasana or holding above the elbows in back while in Mountain pose, demonstrated around 11:00.

A simple way to install Iyengar Wall Ropes is by purchasing Over the Door Hangers from Yogawall.com and pre-tied ropes from Yogaprops.com.  If you would rather tie your own, watch this how to video.  

12′ of rope is likely necessary to do the knot and have a long enough wall rope.  A second way to tie one’s own is using a double Triple Fisherman’s.  Susan G. Clark has a much more detailed video on YouTube on how to do this second knot.


One thought on “Tadasana Paschima Namaskarasana”

  1. Here’s a pic of my basement yoga wall setup.  I bought instructional book.  Work in progress.  Thanks for the info.  Jon Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android

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