ELEVATE YOUR PRACTICE WITH IN-TRINITY

BY TRENT PETERSON

Find your edge. Starting at the top of the board seated in Zen Chi position.

Connect to your body; connect to your breath. Unlike a traditional yoga practice, Pilates class, or martial arts session, the In-Trinity board is an extension of you in every sensory aspect. In-Trinity is an elevated fitness program designed to build strength, enhancing balance and flexibility, while improving coordination and agility. For the first time, In-Trinity takes your workout off of the floor: assisting you when you need it and challenging you in areas you may not have thought to be possible; allowing you to take your practice to a new level that is simply not attainable on a level surface.

Individuals of all fitness levels can challenge themselves a variety of different ways in this unique training environment. In-Trinity is a compilation of eight elements combined into one practice that accesses the mind and body through movement: incline, decline, negative space, gravity, hourglass deck, ergo-grip rails, straps and bamboo sticks.

With the ability to explore movements on both the incline and decline, the possibilities are endless. Let's dig deeper into the art of a few asanas and movement on the In-Trinity board:

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Downward Facing Dog – It’s hard to achieve the passive feeling in downward facing dog, but with both hands towards the top of the board, relieving weight in the heel of the hand, and allowing the heels to sink roughly 30 degrees lower compared to a level surface. Allowing the back of the legs to open up in a way that enhances the lengthening in the posterior chain in the legs.

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Now flip it the other way around. With both hands towards the bottom of the board in your downward facing dog, there is no other option besides aligning yourself properly. Using the side rails for better grip, you feel a strengthening sensation in the entire upper body, and an active stretch in the lower body.

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Supine butterfly – This is a crowd favorite in most classes! Having your head at top of the board allows gravity to do the work for you, lengthening the lower back and welcoming in an opening sensation in the hips and inner thighs.

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This same pose on the decline relieves the heart, as the crown of the head is near the base of the board. With your head below your heart you find yourself in an inversion, without putting forth effort. The feeling of the spine lengthening is unmistakable in this variation of the pose.

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Chair Pose – Finding your Ukatasana (Chair Pose) with your feet at the base of the board and your toes pointing down, you will notice that your hips and knees permit for deeper range of motion without arching the spine. Reversing this pose so that the toes point up towards the top of the board, there is a larger load in the heels and hips, challenging the body to do more work in order to maintain proper form.

With an entire hour on the In-Trinity board, there are many more asanas possible to achieve. Manipulating the angles in which the body holds each asana can either make the alignment more available to you, or more challenging to maintain. Stay tuned for more blogs covering more of the eight elements of the In-Trinity board and the many mental, physical and physiological benefits felt through a consistent practice.

NAMASTE.

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Dani Lanza