Thursday, July 31, 2008

beach practice

i biked to the ocean and did yoga on the beach. kira, yoga on the sand is totally possible!

started with upavistha konasana (the therapeutic benefits were multiplied by the soothing warmth of the sand on my legs and hands!)
  • chest press
  • curl forward

badha konasana

  • hip press

move aside, observe beautiful pattern in sand

down dog (with face towards the ocean of course)

tons of time in uttanasana looking at ocean and enjoying new access to hamstrings

roll to standing, turn to face ocean

sun salute

on each leg:

  • pyramid
  • triangle (played with an idea from uschi's class, to rotate top hip forward--it feels twistier that way)
  • utthita parsvakonasana (extended side angle pose) with bind
  • crescent lunge

vinyasa to finish salute

on each side, standing forward fold with ankle on knee (to get hip stretch)

  • attempt arm-balance (name?)
  • stand and evolve to padangustana

tadasana, turn to face inland and attempt to drop back to urdva dhanurasana (upward facing bow) but to no avail. too scared? self-conscious about falling in public?

malasana to ease low-back

camel instead

short childs with forehead hovering over sand (got a little surprised by a wave here)

casual prasarita padattonasana (wide-legged forward fold) in the water to wash limbs.

savasana-ish experience at the park in the roots of the 136 year old tree.


FrenchToast said...

this might be my favorite post of all time. this might be my favorite thing you've ever said, written or claimed to have done.

Zen Muffin said...

why because you don't believe i did it? or because you wish you were there, so it could have been a photo shoot?