April 18, 2011


Bakasana ~ Crane ~ Crow

Looks like a crane wading in a pond. This pose is great for the wrists. Lately, my wrists have been feeling funky. I find the best antidote for this problem is to go to slower moving classes so I have time to adjust. Remember slower does not mean "easier" or "no workout," holding poses often takes a lot more strength of both body and mind and teaches us the valuable lessons we practice yoga to learn.

Every asana must have both qualities of sthira and sukha. Sthira is steadiness and alertness, sukha is the ability to remain calm and comfortable. You should feel alert and unstressed in any given posture. If the breath is strained, the pose is not right. The quality of our breath expresses our inner feelings.

Paper cranes or yoga class?

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