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Day one hundred and thirty six

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I successfully did bird of paradise on both sides today in hot flow! Up until today I could sometimes do it ok on one side (I think my right) but couldn’t really hold on to the left… But I did today! The problem was that I could not quite bind on one side so then I couldn’t stand up. It’s a funny pose and super tricky to balance! It’s also very fun so I’m excited that I was able to do it. I definitely have room for improvement. But for now I’ll be excited! Hot flow was extra juicy, or humid. I was quite tired.

20121210-210748.jpg This is the bird of paradise flower that I believe the pose is named for, it looks kinda like that anyway with a leg out at a funny angle and the arms wrapped around the other…

20121210-211215.jpg This is the pose, my leg does NOT go up in such a nice straight way.
Bird of Paradise Pose is also known as Svarga Dvidasana.
I would consider this to be an advanced pose. It requires open hips which are just hard to come by, balance and patience. It is so fun and worth working towards!


Author: yogaforemily

I have challenged myself to do yoga everyday for one year and thought I'd blog about it. I have been practicing yoga on and off and back and forth for about 9 years and I have decided that it is time for me to really delve in and figure out what it's all about, if it is something I want to make part of my life. I also thought this might put some discipline in to my day and be a fun way to express my thoughts and share some pictures that may or may not have anything directly to do with yoga.

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