Adductor Magnus adDUKtor MAGnus

Adductor Group

Antagonists

Gluteus medius, gluteus minimus, tensor fascia lata and piriformis.

Synergists

Adductor group and quadratus femoris.

Action

Adducts hip. Posterior fibers extend and externally rotate hip.

Contracting the adductor magnus squeezes the thighs together in parsva bakasana.

Parivrtta Upavistha Konasana

Awakening

Upavistha konasana stretches and awakens the adductor magnus by abducting and flexing the hip.

Upavistha Konasana AshtangaYoga Leg Muscles

Contracting the adductor magnus assists the gluteus maximus, extending and externally rotating the back leg in parivrtta parsvokonasana.

Parivrtta Upavistha Konasana

Baddhakonasa stretches and awakens the adductor magnus through isometric eccentric contraction.

The Chakra Checklist

The Chakra Checklist

The chakras are described as being aligned in an ascending column from the base of the back to the top of the head. New Age practices frequently associate each chakra with a particular color.

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    How to release hips in baddhakonasa?
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