4.12.2009

seeing the world from another angle

I still have to take an actual picture of me doing this pose; but yup, as you can see, the contortions allow one to see the world from a different angle; bottoms up. Haha!



Will be heading for manila today, after lunch; with that, i’m very glad to have squeezed in some yoga poses this morning, before plunging head long to battle it out again with the big world tomorrow; i doubt it if i’ll be having as many sessions as i want to have 'em, when the daily grind formally starts.

Well as you can see from the picture, the highlight of my personal practice is called the karnapidasana, or the ear pressure pose.

The idea, after having done all the preliminary poses, is that one should be limber enough to take on the final pose—well, at least for my practice—which will require one to be upside down, kneeling, with his head in-between both legs, so that the ears are “pressured” to produce a low humming sound that will actually give the impression that one is floating inside a womb, weightless.

It might be a hard pose to execute at first, but after a few sessions, you will actually realize that more than a stressful pose, its a relaxing one, actually. Plus, you get to have the added bonus of seeing some parts of your body you don’t get to see everyday, hehehe.

photo taken from - http://yoga.about.com/od/yogasequences/ss/inversions_7.htm

8 comments:

Mr. Scheez said...

Makabaling spine na pose itu!

Gusto ko tuloy mag-yoga. =)

wanderingcommuter said...

i am literally having a hard time looking and imagining the position... awww...

i'm a narnian said...

natakot ako sa pose na ito.

the geek said...

haven't tried this one yet...

can't wait for my next session...

hurrah!

Chynna Dantes said...

I don't think I can do that pose. Hahaha :D

lucas said...

nako naman...that looks really painful. bending down nga lang sumasakit na likod ko eh..hehe!

ShatterShards said...

umm... pass muna. Hanggang Cobra lang ako e. Hehe

gentle said...

@scheez - sabihin mo lang kung kelan mo gusto. hehehe.

@wanderingcommuter - haha! begin with a shoulderstand then move on to plough. from there, pwede ka nang lumuhod. naiiimagine mo na? :)

@narnian - pray ka bgo matulog :)

@geek - cheers!

@chyna - ako din nung una.

@ron - whadayaknow? i'm a pain artist! ahahaha!

@shattershards - after cobra you can progress to bow pose.