Posts Tagged ‘Janushirasana’

Day 124 – Gorgeous Sunrise

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010
Janushirasana or Head to Knee pose 8-10-10

Janushirasana or Head to Knee pose 8-10-10

The yoga room is on the north side of the street and there are windows that face to the west. So I’m not entirely sure why I can always see the sunrise in the 6:20am classes but maybe it’s facing more east than I think.

There were only 3 people in class yesterday which made it a great day. And so we were doing our floor postures and I think we were on camel and I just blurted out, “sorry to interrupt but the sunrise is spectacular!”. It was well rec’d and the teacher replied by saying, “I was just about to mention that as well!”

The crazy thing about seeing the sunrise in the room is that I’ve also seen the sunset so sometimes when I’m in the yoga daze, if you will, I have to remind myself that it’s morning and not evening.

Janushirasana or Head to Knee pose 8-10-10

Janushirasana or Head to Knee pose 8-10-10

Today’s pose is Janushirasana or Head to Knee pose. I’m still tight on my right hand side because of the pulled hamstring from the beginning of the year but I’m enjoying the stretch.

After class, allof the students and the teacher were standing in the lobby and the teacher mentioned how fun it was to have a small class because the energy and synchronicity were on track. So of course I mention the fact that on Friday someone came into class 10 minutes late and did their own routine. And another student goes, “oh my god, that chick was so annoying! She was right in front of me and it totally threw me off!”. So the teacher said she would tell the owner because Aaron (friday’s teacher) isn’t supposed to allow that. Great I feel like a tattle tale.


Day 97 – Feelin’ It

Monday, August 16th, 2010
Head to Knee Pose Stretching Pose or Janushirasana

Head to Knee Pose Stretching Pose or Janushirasana 5/12/10

That’s right when you’re MIA from yoga for awhile, you end up feeling how out of shape you are!  I hope I can spring back in no time at all.

This morning’s instructor was Steve and he has the most wonderful voice so it was a delightful class other than I sucked this morning.  I got sick in camel pose and came out early of locust pose.  I rock.

While I was missing from my blog last week, I was not missing from Yoga.  I went to my parents’ house and my mom took photos of me doing yoga poses by their pool – so I should have cool new photos on the blog soon.  I just have to finish reducing their size – which takes a fair amount of my time.

Today’s pose is Head to Knee Pose Stretching Pose or Janushirasana and I am feeling frustrated in this pose because I have gone no where in it and when I got into Yoga in my early 20s, it took me no time at all to touch my toes to my forehead.  Not the case any more, my friends.  Does anyone know whether or not you are more limber in your early 20s or something?  I know I am fatter now, but I just don’t get it overall.

Head to Knee Pose Stretching Pose or Janushirasana 5/12/10

Head to Knee Pose Stretching Pose or Janushirasana 5/12/10

Two days ago I decided to start running again, so my knees feel like they are on fire – which didn’t help in yoga -and the fact that I’ve been running, I think also made me tighter than I usually am – so I was pleased to do some yoga this morning to stretch everything out.

My boyfriend (Bill) is convinced that you don’t lose weight in Yoga.  Frankly, I don’t understand how I can bust my balls, sweat my balls off and have an endorphin rush afterwards and not be burning calories.  I think because my fatass hasn’t shed the pounds, that’s why he is under this impression.  Hmmm.  Oh, btw, I don’t have balls – just like those expressions.  Anyway, if any readers have any insight – I’d appreciate if you’d leave a comment below about yoga and weight loss.  Cheers!  Namaste.

Oh!  Almost forgot – a friend of mine has started a wonderful blog about yoga, healthy eating and her workouts!  I love the way she writes.  Check out Christina’s blog at