Posted on 04-04-2008
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Sanskrit: Kapotasana or Eka Pada Rajakapotasana

This posture is good for stretching the groin, tights and back. In downward dog, bend your right knee and swing them forward in a Pigeon pose or some may called it Swan pose. You should square your hip and press it down towards the floor. For beginners that have difficulty to square you hip, place a block under your butt. This is just the beginning of pigeon pose aka Kapotasana.

For the full pigeon pose aka Eka Pada Rajakapotasana, bend your left knee and using your left hand to catch hold of your leg.

You may need to practise more of the asana before going to the full posture which may be difficult for some. But to me, boy, after almost 9 months, the instructor still commented that I have imbalance posture.

It is the difficulty of squaring my shoulder to the front especially if you are someone that can’t tolerate back bend.

Well, need to brush up lots of skill here and also flexibility. I will rate this asana at 8/10! lol. It may look easy but the fact is, it is not!

Namaste, everyone!

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Posted on 03-04-2008
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When I first started practicing Yoga, it is merely to lower my blood pressure and of course, trying to loose some weight here and there, tone up the body a bit and this and that.  Little do I know Yoga helps toning other body part that I least expect of.  It can be embarrassing but I have to admit, I have a better looking butt now.  I’m sure you don’t want to see a picture of my butt right.  Well. all I can advise is, do more stretching.  That really helps your body to tone.

On the other hand, I have renewed my Yoga membership from yearly to Lifetime membership.  Congrats to me 🙂 .  Well, the package is sure attractive and since I’m serious in Yoga now, why not?

Lately, I have not been attending classes frequently.  Guess what, my body knows how to complain.  I have aching back, stiff neck, my body feel so weak and so dull it badly need some twisting.  Yea, now I feel so good after all the twist.  So you tell me, I have to be serious in Yoga right?  Even my body knows how to complain. What a big achievement!

Namaste, everyone!

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