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 :
Quarter Dog Pose
I always thought this was called a puppy pose or a needle pose, but in Yin Yoga, it is called a Quarter dog. I haven’t attended any Yin Yoga classes, but from what I read, Yin yoga is mindfullness practice where the practitioners stay in a pose for a longer period ranging from 45 minutes to as long as 20 minutes, remaining still, concentrating on breathing and increasing the awareness of the body. This pose helps in strengthening Lungs and reducing respiratory issues like cold, asthma, sinus etc.
This article is very informative on the do’s and don’ts of Quarter Dog. Here’s a video I found on Youtube.
P.S. I had totally forgotten about the letter Q and didn’t even write a draft or topic. Sigh, I am being so absent minded these days. No pictures of my own today 🙁
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.
A: Always Stretch – Anjaneyasana
B: Being a Wannabe Crow
E: Eight Angle Pose
F: Fallen Angel Pose
I : Inversion
J: Janu Sirsasana
L : Lord of the Dance
M: Mermaid Pose
O : Ostrich Pose
P : Plow pose