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.