Yoga, yoga, yoga, work, Brooklyn life, yoga, yoga, yoga

Between yoga teacher training, work, our upcoming move to CA and personal life – I’ve forgotten to post. Here’s what my April looked like in pictures. The hubby and I visited the Rubin Museum to view their Bodies in Balance exhibit. It was cool to see ancient Tibetan charkra maps and prayer beads made outContinue reading “Yoga, yoga, yoga, work, Brooklyn life, yoga, yoga, yoga”

That time I cried in savasana

Saturday was the first time I have ever cried during savasana (corpse pose). I’ve heard of people having emotional experiences during asana. From a technical perspective it made sense to me how this could happen. We store a lot of stress and emotions in our bodies and this can be released during practice. Also thoughts might comeContinue reading “That time I cried in savasana”

Tight shoulders, strong arms and Cow Face Pose (Gomukhasana)

I’ve noticed before that some yoga poses are easier to do on certain sides of my body. However, I never really investigated further. Since starting my yoga teacher training program, I’ve dived into a quest for knowledge. Having a side by side image of my arms in Cow Face Pose (Gomukhasana) gave me a clearer visionContinue reading “Tight shoulders, strong arms and Cow Face Pose (Gomukhasana)”

Tripod headstand (Sirsasana II)

I made my first attempt at Tripod Headstand (Sirsasana II) two months ago. I was surprised how different it felt compared to Supported Headstand (Salamba Sirsasana). Though it makes sense, when you compare how much of your arm is supporting you vs just your hands. Last week I was finally able to rise my legs in TripodContinue reading “Tripod headstand (Sirsasana II)”

Wheel pose by American River Bike Trail, Sacramento (Day 2)

Another beautiful run on the American River Bike Trail. This time my husband joined me and we took an asana break midrun. Wheel pose (Urdhva Dhanurasana) to stretch out my back by the water. This map shows all the parking entrances, key landmarks, horse trails, fishing spots etc. The picture above is by mile markerContinue reading “Wheel pose by American River Bike Trail, Sacramento (Day 2)”

Eka Pada Koundinyanasana I: Breakdancing meets yoga

“Yoga is like music. The rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind and the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life.” ~ BKS Iyengar My first almost success at Eka Pada Koundinyanasana I (Pose Dedicated to the Sage Koundinya I) last week. Every time I do it I feel like I’m break-dancingContinue reading “Eka Pada Koundinyanasana I: Breakdancing meets yoga”

Natarajasana (Dancer’s Pose): Dance thru the ups and downs

December’s edition of Yoga Journal magazine featured a beautiful reflection on Natarajasana which in turn inspired my own personal reflection. Dancer’s pose gets it name from Nataraja, the Lord (or King) of Dance – a depiction of the god Shiva as “the cosmic dancer who performs his divine dance to destroy a weary universe and make preparationsContinue reading “Natarajasana (Dancer’s Pose): Dance thru the ups and downs”

Eka Pada Galavasana (One-Legged Balance)

During a yoga class last week, I tried Eka Pada Galavasana (One-legged balance or Flying crow) for the first time and realized I can lift myself off and balance if I keep my knee bent. So now I’ve incorporated it into my personal practice so I can build up the skill into a straight one-legged balance.Continue reading “Eka Pada Galavasana (One-Legged Balance)”