My theme for this year’s #atozchallenge is – 26 Yogasana. So brace yourself for 26 days of stretching, backbends and inversions, as I take you along my upside down evenings, sincerely hoping that you will find these posts helpful 🙂
Koundiyasana(EPK – Pose Dedicated to the Sage Koundinya)
Frankly, EPK just happened. I was attempting the asana for the first time to submit for an Instragram Challenge and it totally happened, even if for like 2 seconds. I hadn’t practiced this pose because in my mind I had already resigned and bracketed it in a group called – Not in this life 😛 but that day I did the same pose over an over again for at least an hour.
I had been doing a lot of weight and core workouts the previous few weeks which, I believe, resulted in finally nailing this pose.
My hips are still tight and therefore it prevents me from transitioning into a full Koundiyasana I or II. So I try to keep one knee folded and balance as much as I can. This one requires a good amount of warm up – core, hips, arms, wrists.
Disclaimer: I am not an Instructor or Yoga teacher, only a regular Hatha Yoga practitioner who is passionate about fitness. I am writing this series to detail my learning and experience during the practice. Please consult a Physician/Doctor before starting any exercise regime as some of the poses might contradict with your existing medical issues, for example injuries related to spinal cord, knee, ankle, wrists, neck, medical conditions like Migraine, Diabetics, Asthma etc.
Stay strong and humble. Namaste.
I : Inversion