Yogasana: Yoga Transformation #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 🙂

Today, I am sharing with you some of my Yoga transformation – “before and after” pictures. It is only two and half years since I started practicing Yoga diligently, and I have so much more to learn and understand. And yet I feel I have benefitted immensely in this short journey. Each day I learn the lesson of patience and persistence – no, one can’t just give up. This journey has ket my ego in check, as I fall and stumble, in the same pose I could do perfectly the previous day. It’s a humbling journey 🙂


As I have mentioned before too, handstands were really tough. From practicing between doorways to now being able to hold against the wall 😀

yoga transformation - handstand
Lord of the Dance Pose/ Natrajasana
I could a difference in my hip flexibility but my back still needs a lot of work 🙂

yoga transformation
Eight Angle Pose/ Astavakrasana

This one’s always a killer, the flexibility in my legs and hips makes it easier to straighten my leg now, but I still can’t hold it for long. And I just realized that I need to buy a new pair of leggings 😛

yoga transformation - fitness

Wheel Pose/ Chakrasana

From not being able to lift my back at all, I can now do the One legged wheel pose with much more comfort than before. Wheel Pose is still something I am not yet too comfortable with. It is one those asanas that I always think twice before attempting, and never without a good warm up.

Forearm Stand/ Pincha Mayurasana

The elusive forearm stand – then and now.

Fallen Angel Pose

This was one of my Yoga goals for this year and I was over the moon when I was finally able to transtition into one.

And if you want some laughs – check out my Yoga Fail video too


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
M: Mermaid Pose
N: Navasana
O : Ostrich Pose
P : Can you Plow?
Q: Quarter Dog
R: Revolved Poses
S: Side Crow Swag
T : Triangle
U: Utrasana or Camel Pose
V: Vasisthasana
W: Wild Thing
X : X-Factor or Epic Fails

11 thoughts on “Yogasana: Yoga Transformation #atozchallenge

  1. I always read your article there so much information in it which helps me in my professional life. thanks a lot. Keep it up.

  2. I know I’ve said this several times, Raj, but you are truly an inspiration. I especially enjoyed seeing the progress shots. It must be gratifying for you too to see how far you’ve come.

  3. It’s a superb transformation, Rajlakshmi and more power to you. You know I am unable to bend my head on the floor while sitting by crossing my legs. I need to work on it.

  4. Wow! I can never cease to be awed by your Yoga dedication. Look how far you’ve come and you are an inspiration for all of us. Keep rocking, Raj!

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