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Day 107 – Hands On

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010
Standing Head to Knee Pose or Dandayamana-Janushirasana 8/10/10

Standing Head to Knee Pose or Dandayamana-Janushirasana 8/10/10

I’m writing this post sitting in bed watching the Biggest Loser. I love this show but it really hasn’t inspired me as much as I’d hoped it would.

Nonetheless, I did make it to yoga this morning. Today’s teacher was Lisa. I really missed Lisa. I didn’t know how much I did until I was in her class again. She is so hands on in the postures – it really helps everyone in the class. She’s not scared of sweaty, smelly people like I am. She wraps her arms around you or around the position and shows you where you can go.

She also gives you mini backrub during the on the floor, on your belly Bikram yoga poses – which is just a slice of heaven in the middle of those postures.

Today’s posture is Standing Head to Knee Pose or Dandayamana-Janushirasana. I took a few steps back in this pose by missing so much class. My legs aren’t as strong, but they’re getting there. Unfortunately my balance was getting better with having my forehead to knee but that was lost and I’m trying to build that up again too.

Standing Head to Knee Pose or Dandayamana-Janushirasana 8/10/10

Standing Head to Knee Pose or Dandayamana-Janushirasana 8/10/10

I do think this posture does wonders for my thighs not rubbing against each other. As crazy as this sounds, if I’m consistent with yoga I don’t have the rubbing thigh problem. Curious to know what would happen if I’d stay even more consistent.

Got my period today. I hate the rag and doing yoga – but I’m going again tomorrow!  Holla!  Namaste.

Day 78 – Serious Soreness

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010
Standing Head to Knee Pose 5/12/10

Standing Head to Knee Pose 5/12/10

Next time I think it is a good idea to go for a run for the first time in a year, I might have to think again.  Jesus Christ, I am sore.  SORE!  I hate when people talk about being sore, so I shouldn’t be doing it….but, I am SORE.

Today’s pose is Standing Head to Knee Pose or Dandayamana-Janushirasana, now say that three times fast.  Sorry, maybe I shouldn’t make fun of that.  But I was just saying it slowly in my head and the next thought was, “say that three times fast.”

I’ve progressed in this one quite a bit since my first attempt on 1/8/10, but I am not able to hold it for very long, so I still have a lot of advancement to do and I think I will get there.

Today’s teacher was Maria and I’ve decided why her 60-minute classes don’t go as fast.  She nervously talks the whole time.  By “nervously” I mean that she gives me anxiety with her crescendos towards the end of poses. 

Standing Head to Knee Pose 5/12/10

Standing Head to Knee Pose 5/12/10

I tried to remember an example of what she did today – it was something like, “one of the benefits ofthispostureisthatitreleasestoxins.”  She just doesn’t judge her endings right and ends up having these long sentences before releasing a posture.  I do like her though.  So I am wondering how I can overcome my feelings of uneasiness with the crescendo effect.  Ideas welcome.

Tomorrow is a 90-minute class followed by lots of writing for me!  I am totally far behind!  Don’t tell the people I write for!  Namaste.