Yogasana: I flew, well almost #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 🙂

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. 

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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. 

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

15 thoughts on “Yogasana: I flew, well almost #atozchallenge

  1. for most of your posts in this challenge I seem to have only one thing to say – I can’t and i am $h!t scared!!! But to tell you the truth I have started doing suryanamaskar and the first day i thought it might break my back!!!

  2. This looks very graceful, Raji. And yes, it would require a lot of core strength. You really are grateful for your body, aren’t you. Unlike us, you don’t take it for granted. I’ve learnt this from you, you know.
    Btw, DO comment on my J post also na. I was late in posting yesterday, so you probably didn’t get time!
    Happy AtoZing!
    Chicky @

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