Coming up in Karandavasana — Part 4

Karandavasana, like Kapotasana in the Second Series, is the kind of pose that always brings up a bit of fear and anxiety as you approach it. Well, at least I feel the anxiety and fear. But Karandavasana is also a bit more fun in its challenge. It has been said often that women cannot come…

Karandavasana Part III: Coming Back up

So, this post may be a disappointment to some readers because it is not really about coming back up from Karandavasana. It’s about trying to come up, and it is from a female perspective…women are definitely a bit more handicapped in this pose. As you can guess, I am still working on Karandavasana. There has been…

Karandavasana — in my case, the falling duck…

So, I have been working on karandavasana for the past 2 months now, after finally being able to secure a stable Pincha Mayurasana for about 10 breaths, before exiting into chataranga. In Pincha, I kick up and imagine stacking my spine and then my sit-bones right above my head, trusting gravity a little bit. I…

Led Intermediate with Sharath = Super Intensity!

It is about 4:20 pm, six hours after surviving Sharath’s Led Intermediate — the first one I have ever taken — and my arms are still noodles, and my back is still sore. Of course, there will be other muscles complaining in due time. We have begun Week 2 of Sharath’s workshop while he and…