Asana 41 – Marichyasana I
Posted in Uncategorized November 16th, 2010 by vera

Now that your spine is maximally stretched, do some twists around it. Twists are very good for the digestion, or so they say. I have not noticed much effect one way or the other.

This first twist is easy for some,  impossible for others, and a recently achieved goal pour moi.

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Pose Dedicated to the Sage Marichi

See one of B.S. Iyengar’s books for the story of  Marichi, or go to Wikipedia.

Asana 40 – Urdhva Dhanurasana
Posted in Uncategorized December 1st, 2009 by vera

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For the hearty, flexible, and strong. Mostly this pose is a matter of flexibility in the shoulders, back, and chest. (I confess I had a lot of help getting into this pose for the picture.)

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Wheel Pose (Upward-Facing Bow)