Many classic poses start sitting or kneeling. Being on the ground but still holding balance is a challenge in itself.

The goal of this week is to explore a variety of sitting and kneeling positions and adapt them to the level of flexibility of the person being tied

Day 141: Kneeling – Aka Seiza 正座 – Use rope to maintain a kneeling position, keeping the feet together under the butt for extra restriction. Combine with your favourite upper body tie for a perfect position.
Day 142: Sitting on the Side – Aka Broken seiza, onehsanzuwari お姉さん座りor yokozuwari 横座りi (sideways sitting). Create a tie to hold a sitting position with the ankles on the side. An easy way to achieve this is to tie the ankle to an upper-body structure.
Day 143: Hero Pose – Aka petanko-zuwari ぺたんこ座り (flat sitting). Tie the feet on each side in a kneeling position. This position may be difficult depending on flexibility. Sit on a block or a cushion to make it easier.
Day 144: Windmill – Create a position with both legs bent and pointing in the same direction, forming two wings of a windmill.
Day 145: Swan – aka Pigeon pose – Add some challenge to the body by tying one leg bent in front and pulling the other one in the back as high as you can.
Day 146: Shoelace Pose – Create a tie with the knees crossing in front. You can combine with a rifle tie (Day 117) for the cow face pose.
Day 147: Twisted – Explore how you can twist the body while sitting or kneeling. We will continue our exploration of the twist with Torsions in Day 166.


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