What is my current least favorite yoga pose? HANDS DOWN: Lolasana, or Pendant pose. It’s just one of those poses that “looks” like something I should be able to do, but then when I go to try it, I press down on my hands and oh, it is SO heavy… why do my legs NOT lift off the floor??? FAIL. I only recently discovered this pose on Instagram 7 weeks ago, and after several attempts, I was able to lift up probably a milimeter off the floor for just about a second. It was tough!!! So after that Instagram post, I went back to pretending Lolasana pose did not exist.
Well, if you have been working on Press Handstands like me, then at one point or another, you will need to face Lolasana pose because it is completely related to learning how to control floating up and down in presses. ARGH. So here I am now… ready to commit to working on Lolasana everyday. What better way to practice then to create a silly choreographed routine that works on Lolasana drills??? Lolasana, Lollipop…yeah, sounds similar enough.
Some tips before you get started:
- Invest in some good sturdy blocks (NOT the cheap, flimsy, thin, terrible 2.5 inch width foamy ones I’m using – as you’ll soon see why!!!). I literally just purchased these Clever Yoga Blocks on Amazon after I made the video because they were the highest rated! I’ll let you know how they are!
- If you’re just starting out, place the blocks on the highest height, and then work to the middle height, lowest height, and eventually hands on the floor the whole time!
- Don’t forget to stretch out your wrists before and after.
- Yes, the toes are supposed to be pointed back and you are on the tops of your feet. This automatically forces you to focus on putting LESS weight on the feet (ouch ankles!) and MORE weight into your arms and deep CORE! Oh yeah!
- Enjoy! This routine BURNS. Do you feel it???