Kind Karma® Yoga is a Heart-Centered Yoga because it incorporates heart-based practices that promote self healing and self empowerment. This style of yoga awakens our innate creative and healing energies by combining traditional, contemporary and innovative techniques.
"Living Yoga from the Heart... A Necessary Yoga for Today's World"
Kind Karma® Yoga Mudra for Healing, Brain-Body Balance and Restoring Inner Peace & Calm
"Yin Yoga poses - 'shapes' - offers us the present moment to reveal the hidden experiences that 'shaped' us into what we are today. Through this process of self-discovery, Yin Yoga also provides us with the opportunity to 'shape' us into what we want to become, tomorrow." - Dean Telano
Saddle Pose is Similar to Reclined Hero Pose - Supta Virasana
Description of Getting into the Pose
If the shoulders meet the floor, the arms may come up and overhead.
Increase the backward bend by shimmying the bottom of the shoulder blades toward the toe-tips (imagine a puppet string from the ceiling lifting the navel).
Description of Coming Out of the Pose
There are several ways to end this pose. If you can, come back up the way you went down, propping yourself up on your elbows and then onto the hands - engage the core as you make your way onto your forearms, then your hands, and return your torso to a vertical position. If that doesn't work trying rolling to one side and slowly straighten the opposite leg. Before rolling onto your back, you may want to wait a bit or hold your sacrum with your free hand and ease down to your back.
Lie down on your belly, straightening your legs slowly to allow the knees to release.
Modifications - Adjusting your Body for Safety
Upper body: A bolster or rolled up blanket may support the back body.
Lower back: If the compression in the lumbosacral vertebrae becomes too intense, return to a more upright position, or come out of the pose entirely.
Thigh/Quadricep Tightness: Use a bolster to support the upper body before going down.