Yogasana: Ariel’s not the only Mermaid #atozchallenge

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 🙂

Mermaid Pose

I admit, since I am not capable of doing King Pigeon Pose yet, I derive happiness from being able to do the Mermaid Pose. There has not been much progress, except my hands are getting a bit closer than before. But that’s the beauty of doing Yoga, enjoying the journey and not rushing into it. This pose teaches me patience and humility, to appreciate and notice even the slightest of progress.

Here’s an awesome post by Candace on Common Mistakes in Mermaid Pose

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.

Previous Posts:
A: Always Stretch – Anjaneyasana
B: Being a Wannabe Crow
C: Chakrasana
D: Dandasana
E: Eight Angle Pose
F: Fallen Angel Pose
G: Garudasana
H: Handstand
I : Inversion
: Janu Sirsasana
K: Koundiyasana
L : Lord of the Dance

7 thoughts on “Yogasana: Ariel’s not the only Mermaid #atozchallenge

  1. I am a recent yoga convert and practise at home what I learn in classes thrice a week. It has helped me to concentrate and focus better. These postures are quite tough!

  2. If I bend my legs like that, I would get sciatica AND some sort of knee pain! This pose is very graceful. And you’re right… yoga does make you appreciate little progress.

    Btw, I’m lagging behind. (Was unwell.) Will post my ‘L’ and catch up with your ‘L’ next Sunday. In the meantime, DO visit my ‘M’.

    Happy AtoZing!
    Chicky @

  3. I know…. and we all know… We have our own mermaid here who bends and stretches and leaves nothing as such to make us guilty all the time?!

    PS: I love the photograph and the scenic beauty, not to mention, you as well!


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