Sanskrit: Baddha Konasana
Baddha Konasana is very simple, static seated pose designed to open our often tight groin and hip muscles. The pose is especially good for women during menses and menopause because it stimulates the ovaries. They are also benefits for men as it stimulates the prostate gland (safe guard man on social security disability).
However, the asana itself doesn’t make you loose any calories. But, done in combination of other asanas (standing, balancing, inverted) sitting in a butterfly position will eventually help you burn calories in the region of the hips, waist, thighs and calves.
Yoga poses from back to front: Back bend and wheel
It’s good to own a camcorders to record certain asana that needed to be shown in sequence rather than capturing them in photo. But the thing is, photos don’t talk to human! If you own a iPhone (the OS3 version), you can now instal several yoga application on it. Good for begineers tho.
Poses from front to back: Camels, Wide-Angle Seated Forward Bend, Wheel Pose and lastly, the Headstand
This is some backdated group yoga picture that we took sometime ago. The Son was engrossed in his PS3 game while I was editing this picture. When he look up at me, he was so facinated what all the Aunties can do. I can’t deny it. This is by far a very good combination composition.
Sometimes when I am at a public place, I have to come up instantly on a most suitable standing pose without going down on my hand and knee. I can only think of tree pose. For a change, this time I did the Flowing Tree Pose. And I know, I have not been posting up such crap for the longest time now. It’s good to be back, isn’t it?
I mean, back to the real blogging world la.
Other than Dancer Pose and Standing Pigeon what is the other poses that brings out a nice composition in Silhouette? My favourite time of the day would be during the sunrise or sunset. Taking photos during this moment can be rewarding. At these times of day when the sun is lower in the sky, sunlight travels through more atmosphere to reach the earth. As a result, colors are warmer, richer and often vibrant. Opppss… wrong topic. I know I shouldn’t be talking about photography here. Tehehe…
Nowadays, the traffic in Klang is horrendous. I have to leave home 45 minutes before class and even with that, I am still late for my class! And when I am early, the teacher is late by 25 minutes!!! It is frustrating but soon after class, all anger has subside. The following day we will start all over again. Stuck in the traffic, curse, curse, curse and I will ask myself why take the trouble just to attend some stretching classes? Right after class, all anger subside again. But hey, it’s a like a cycle. It may sound frustrating but at the same time we enjoy doing it! Don’t know should laugh or cry. *sigh…
I will be away for the longest time again. Good thing I am still able to find time to squeeze in some practice in the evening. Don’t let me touch on the traffic again! So my dear Teachers, you will not see me this week. Again.
Namaste! *looking for Passport and sunblock lotion*
We went to Pantai Kelanang (5km after Morib Beach) during Deepavali Holiday. As usual we had picnic there and not forgetting lots of camwhoring too. While doing our usual stuff, we spotted a baby Cobra under a wheel!
‘Baby Cobra’ wasn’t pleased at all getting down on the sands and she even make me promised to help her dust the sand away. What the heck!
Yea, I know I was not in proper clothings but who the heck goes to a beach in yoga outfit. That is crazy right?
p/s: This is the best time to buy ephedra diet pills as they are offering quite a relatively low prices now.
Sanskrit: Parivrtta Upavistha Konasana
Don’t get mixed up with ‘revolved’ and the non-revolved version of this asana. Basically, with Side Seated Angle Pose, one just stretches the upper body and lean forward down as far as possible towards one leg. With the Revolved Side Seated Angle Pose, from a seated position regardless if you bend one of the knee or not, lean your body side way towards the outstretched leg. It gives you a different type of stretches. With the ‘revolved’ version, one have to be very flexible on the shoulder and the other stretches more on the hip. Try both the asana and you will know which category you are from. Basically, I am more flexible on the shoulder than the hip. From this, I would prefer the Revolved side seated angle pose than the other one.
If you tilt your head to your left and put a little imagination, this asana looks like an archer’s bow. That is how the name comes by. While in the Bow position, pull your leg more towards the back to get a better arch on the back. The more you pushed your leg, you will find yourself being lifted away from the mat. You may rock yourself back and forth or get an assistance like the children’s wooden swing sets toy. That always add some chuckle in me.
There’s always some good benefits in every asana.Â When you rock yourself back and forth, you are giving your abdominal muscle some massage at the same time, reducing the abdominal fats, reliving of constipation and gastrointestinal disorders.Â If you want that slim tummy, go rock yourself now.
Garland posture or better known Malasana is believe to help relieve menstrual pain.Â However, you should practise the asana before or after your period as Yoga is rarely practice during a menstrual cycle.Â Other than relieving menstrual pain, it is believe to help regulate menstruation flow.
As you exhale, bent forward between your legs, bring your arms back and around your leg and hold your heels from behind.Â You bend lower down and rest your forehead on the mat.Â Remember not to lift your heel up and keep them together.
This is yet another version of crescent moon posture.
For beginner, you may rest the back knee on the mat.Â If you want a challenge, you may come up to this posture from Warrior 1.Â This posture helps you to strengthen your back, arm and shoulder at the same time opening up the chest and hips thus improving balancing.Â Look up to the sky instead of dropping your head to the back which may hurt your neck.