Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Day 28

Last day of the month for both challenges - Prasarita Padottanasana or Wide Legged Standing Forward Fold.....I don't think this was my best, I think I was sore and couldn't align the way I wanted to.

And this was my modified version of Padangustha Dhanurasana -

This is super tough on the knees and the front chest against the wall. I wasn't able to completely touch my hands to my feet doing the arms over-the-head method.  Great challenges this month! So glad I was able to participate in most of it.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Day 27

Day 27 was 2 legs behind the head or Dwipada Sirsasana. Not really in my means at this time but at least I tried. Good heavens, so hard -

And -- Half Lord of the Fishes or Ardhamatsyendrasana -

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Day 26

What a busy day, got to my yoga practice so late today - but it's all good - today was supposed to be eka pada padangustha dhanurasana but I found that rather difficult so I took one of her alternates and decided to do this pose standing up instead....changing it to Dancer's Pose or Natarajasana:

And the easy pose of Upward Facing Dog or Urdhva Mukha Svanasana:

Two more days, can't believe it, this month has gone by insanely fast....I really need some sleep.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Day 25

It's Saturday!! Finally.....and I'm so happy - peeked at the weather forecast for next week - super sunny and in the 70's - my kind of weather! Up for today is Vertical splits at the wall or Urdhva Prasarita Eka Padasana:

And Warrior 2 or Virabhadrasana 2:

Friday, February 24, 2017

Day 24

Sphinx Pose or Salamba Bhujangasana:

And what was supposed to be Chin stand with scorpion or Viparita Salabhasana - I tried the scorpion, various versions of it - didn't really like it, definitely wasn't feeling it,  so I went with both legs on the wall instead:

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Day 23

Since Durvasana isn't accessible yet, I opted for Svarga Dvijasana and Compass pose sort of combined.

And, Reverse Table Top pose is always a tough one to align......

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Days 21 & 22

Marichyasana C or Seated Twist was the easier pose - love all seated twists, so good for the spine.

And Tittibhasana A was pretty difficult at the wall...intense feeling, much rather prefer doing this pose without the wall:

Day 22 is Reverse Warrior or Viparita Virabhadrasana:

And when I tried Rajakapotasana 2 at the wall, I was like, NO. Oh, to the no, to the no, no, no!! It wasn't working and it hurt my chest and all my other body parts.....I even had to use a pillow to soften the harshness of the wall and my chest against it.....so I rested, but then I came back to it a while later and tried it again, I approached it differently and was able to at least sit up a bit higher and press against the wall, it wasn't so bad after all. I used both hands in the front instead of against the knee caps.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Day 19 & 20

I still had a Day 19 from yesterday that I didn't get to, so here is my best attempt at a 1-arm Handstand or Adho Mukha Vrksasana....I can really see I have a very, very long way to go with one arm....still working on just  two arms, but boy, how I appreciated how this felt today and how much effort and strength I needed. I'm really glad I gave it a try and modified it.

I, sooo, wish I had stronger arms. I'm just so little....Argh! Yes, there are disadvantages to being too small, I'm not even going to go there today.....NOT EVEN!

Next up is TittibhasanaC:

And -- I already did Revolved Head to Knee Pose or Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana on Day 15, so I just did the simpler version for today:

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Day 19

One of the many great foundational poses that build up core strength - Plank Pose. I try to incorporate this in all my flows.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Day 18

Saturday!! Yay! Totally late start this morning but hey, LOVE sleeping in on my Saturdays...it's the best! Snuggles all morning with the boys and dreamily sleeping....wouldn't want it any other way.....

but wanted to get out my Day 18 before breakfast....so up is Baby Vasisthasana -- I just couldn't place my foot the way Carmen did it on the wall,  I kept slipping, so I adjusted my footing and i was able to secure my right leg......after that, I just had to use my head and get creative with it......it's not the same pose as Carmen's but it worked for me. Whatever works, right?

And a Standing Forward Fold or Uttanasana -- I added in a small half lotus:

Woot! I'm so stoked for the 3-day weekend!