eka pada urdhva dhanurasana

Long time dint do a yoga post.

anyhoo…

ohm shanti. How’s all yoga practitioners out there? Been practising religiously? πŸ™‚

I hope you all have a wonderful yoga experience with every class you attend because that is what i always have in my mind at the start of each of my class.

Everytime before class, even if i’m late, i tell myself that for today’s lesson, i will leave all my doubts, fears and troubles, problems, worries , friends, work, colleagues, everything at all outside the class in a black bag. I’d place the bag at the corner and walk in lighter. I’d close my eyes and imagine positive air flowing around me. And i breathe in only goodness.

Goodness from my fellow yoga practitioners.

Goodness from my teacher.

Goodnes from my body.

πŸ™‚

I plant a smile on my face and start my practices.

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Yesterday i had a very weird class tho.

It’s usual that in an intermediate class the instructor (Kok) would ask us to the the bridge pose but yesterday.. somehow perhaps we were all regulars, we went to really crazy poses. which i really like because i missed my advanced class on monday. πŸ˜€

My fav yoga pose all time is definately the bridge aka Dhanurasana.

I believe with patience and practices.. everyone can achieve this pose. If you practise long enough.. you’d realize yogis have a heavier upper body and a super lean waist when achieving this pose. It looks kinda freaky like this.

Yes.. even guys can do it. πŸ™‚ The lungs and chest part are especially heavier as all the air is pushed out of the system. πŸ™‚ when i saw my wheel pics from the yoga session i had @ bali.. it looks like that and it kinda make me happy cause at least i know, i am doing it right. πŸ™‚

But after the wheel… Kok made us do a variation to wheel which is the eka pada urdhva dhanurasana aka one legged wheel.

It looks like this. πŸ™‚


nice huh. πŸ™‚

this is one of my fav pose as well. kinda tiring and all but the sensation…. totally worth it.

Now you might think that’s all we did huh.

nonono… it did not just end there… I learnt new poses in yesterday’s class and it made my wrist hurt like hell but still.. i love the challenge!

πŸ™‚

This is the eka pada viparita dandasana or shoulder one legged wheel. phew. looks easy but i kid you not………… its SUPER HARDDDDDD Β T_________T

Next up?

Okay.. i dont think there’s a sanskrit term for the subsequent poses because i cant seem to google them or i’m dumb πŸ™ but the next pose, we did a ONE HAND one legged wheel. OMG?

It’s like trying to lift your leg and hand in a wheel position.. SUPER HARD!!! and kok demonstrate it to us like… damn easy =.=” phew.

And that’s not about it.

to rep all the backbends…

guess what

a DHANURASANA PUSH UP!!!

oh mi gawd.

5 x wheel pushup.

Altho i manage to finish the 5 rep… my wrist hurt like hell after that. but it is my first time doing a wheel push up and it’s so … awesome and crazy and torturous!

My next round..i aim to do 6! πŸ˜› hehe.

When i saw my reflextion on the glass mirrors while doing the push up.. i have this crazy idea running in my head. Like.. how can i actually do it omg. =.=”

anyhoo…

i shall rest for at least 2-3 days before my next class but i am having an urge to go for a simple class today. πŸ˜€ hehe. we’ll see. πŸ™‚

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till then. namaste and enjoy this song. πŸ™‚

off the lights. close your eyes and lie down. Β just listen to the song. πŸ™‚

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by the end of my classes.. i just leave that black bag wherever it belong and walk away with a lighter mind, body and soul. πŸ™‚

ohm shanti.

jen