Friday, January 21, 2011

The Language of Asana

In the practice hall yesterday, I overheard a conversation in an unfamiliar Eastern European language.  Although I could not understand what they were saying, at least I knew they were discussing yoga poses.  Let’s say it was Czech…………make up your own translation!

Myslim ze Sirsasana je netezci prace.  Kdyz nejdriv delam Gomukhasana, pak je to lechtci.  Jak je to pro tebe?  Mam rada kdyz delam Prasarita Padottanasana jako preparace na Sirsasana. A pak muzu nekdi stat na hlave s Sarvangasana. Delat Savasana na konce mam nejradsi!

Pune Practice Tips for our Portland Iyengar Yoga students:

Level 1 students:
In Utthita Trikonasana, Virabhadrasana II and Utthita Parsvakonasana do the pose by concentrating primarily on taking the front of the back leg thigh back to its hamstring as you bring the front leg groin forward toward the front of the room.  From there ascend the spine.

Level 2 and 3 students:
In Baddha Konasana practice the pose with one strap around each thigh.  Place the strap high up on the thigh and in the external rotation position.

Then practice the pose with one strap around the back of the sacrum, between the knees and around the feet. 

What is your experience of the difference?

1 comment:

  1. It sounds like Italian to me. So nice to be blogging you! Can we text? Loving/missing you. JJ