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 🙂
Eight Angle Pose or Astavakrasana
One of the most difficult poses I have ever attempted. Frankly, I have a hard time figuring out what to do with my legs. Astavakrasana requires a certain amount of hip flexibility as the knee needs to rest above the elbows (in the tricep area). This yoga pose is an awesome wrists, core and arms strengthener.
Not everyday is the same, that’s the thing about Yoga. Somedays I feel like an Olympian, other days I am a clumsy crab face planting on the floor. It’s the same with Eight Angle pose, so I do a lot of preparatory poses instead –
High lunge or Utthita Ashwa Sanchalanasana
Low Plank or Chaturanga Dandasana – which I talked about in the previous post
Leg Baby Cradle – yes you need to cradle your foot like a baby (add it to the weird things Yogi does 😛 To know more about these poses check out the site – Yoga Journal
Picture Courtesy – here
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.