Asana 42 – Bharadvajasana I
Posted in Uncategorized November 30th, 2010 by vera

I am sorry that I don’t know who Bharadvaja is, but if you only do one twist, his twist is the one to do. Think of your spine as a maypole. Raise it ever higher on each inhale, and twist the rest of you around it on each exhale. And keep that maypole completely vertical!

bah-rah-duh-vah-jah-sah-nah

Bharadvaja’s Twist

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.

mer-ry-chee-yah-sah-nah

Pose Dedicated to the Sage Marichi

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