The weather has cooled down considerably in Sydney. A relief from heatwaves that had turned me into a puddle of sweat. I can spot some new growth in my garden too.
Ek Pada Koundinyasana 1 Yoga Pose
I completed 9 months of the postpartum journey in January. It is an exciting time for us as our baby has started taking his first steps. The look on his face as he lets go of the chair and walks towards us is priceless.
Another major highlight of January was holding Eka Pada Koundinyasana 1 yoga pose, which I had been trying for many many months.
Earlier, I could barely stay in this pose for one breath, but it feels unbelievable to be able to hold it for several seconds. I had even written about my funny encounter with the pose here – Hook Knee in the shoulder – Whaattt. This is how I go into Eka Pada Koundinyasana 1 or A
This pose requires both hip flexibility and upper body strength. You can read this post to learn how to do Koundinyasana 1. I had been working on increasing my core strength for handstands. Feels like holding this pose is a welcome side effect 🙂
It did take a lot of self-motivation to consistently practice yoga as the weather was incredibly hot and humid. I mean, the idea of lying on the couch felt more tempting than doing arm balance when the temperature soared to 45-degree Celcius.