This week in Nithya Priyan School of Yoga, when you do a front split with the front leg abducted, you form the scissor splits. This shape is found in poses that range from the flexibility based Bird of Paradise, to the strong arm balance Eka Pada Koudinyasana II. Find, awaken, and condition the muscles that allow you to hold this shape while stretching and opening your hips to refine it. See you on the mats!
Standing Split (Urdhva Prasarita Eka Padasana)
Bird of Paradise (Svarga Dvidasana)
Flying Scissors Pose (Eka Pada Koudinyasana II)