Day 17: Triangle

Day 17:  Triangle pose or Utthita Trikonasana You may remember that we visited Triangle previously.  I’ve always liked this pose. Your front leg should be straight but not locked out, and the position of your back foot should be at 90 degrees, but this can vary depending on who your teacher is.  If you can getContinue reading “Day 17: Triangle”

Day 15: Lizard

I got a little behind on my challenge so I’m playing catch up.  Life has gotten a little crazy lately, but one thing that is keeping me grounded oddly enough is my daily practice and writing these little posts to you (even if it’s just my mom and a few friends reading). Day 15:  LizardContinue reading “Day 15: Lizard”

Day 14: Camel

It’s Day 14, and today we’re talking about Camel or Ustrasana.  It’s a backbend AND a chest opener.  If you spend all day sitting at a desk, THIS is the pose for you. I am modifying the pose by being on my toes instead of laying the tops of my feet flat on the ground.Continue reading “Day 14: Camel”

Day 13: Bridge

It’s Day 13, and today’s pose is Bridge pose or Setu Bandha Sarvangasana.   Pardon my cat photobomb! If you can’t clasp your hands under your body, you can keep them at your side.  You can even put a block under your hips.  Push with your feet, but keep your knees from splaying out toContinue reading “Day 13: Bridge”

Day 11: Boat

Happy Mother’s Day!  I’ve been spending a lot of time with my mother today so I haven’t had the time to write too much until now.  Today’s pose is Boat pose or Navasana. Here is my Boat in a dirty parking lot next to the Waffle House.  No mat.  No problem! Make sure you aren’tContinue reading “Day 11: Boat”

Day 9: Crow

It’s Day 9, and today we are doing Crow pose or Kakasana.  Some people use this term interchangeably with Crane pose (Bakasana), but they are two different poses…and two different birds for that matter. Crow is a challenging arm balance for beginners, but it’s also kind of the gateway drug of arm balances.  Getting proficient atContinue reading “Day 9: Crow”