When I consider yoga the very first and the majority of favorite position that comes to mind is the tree present. A good friend was displaying her balance by doing this posture and I did not understand anything about yoga at the time. But I was a dancer and had pretty good balance so I just mimicked her and found I can stand on one leg with my flat against my knee without any issue. Sort of like passe’ in ballet only greater up. Easy. It made me feel creative and balanced. Whether I can hold the present is a very good indicator of how I am presently feeling and how my day will certainly go. If I’m wobbly or not able to hold this position it’s clear I’ve to concentrate. Fatigue often sneaks in and it’s harder to center myself. If I can then I understand that the rest of my day will certainly be better.

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Half moon is another genuine favorite. It makes me seem like I am flying when I do this right. It’s an excellent test of my balance and my flexibility. Having the ability to hold this pose and open my chest and rib cage all the method up for the very first time made me feel as though I’d actually actually found out something. I was so delighted when I could hold it for longer amount of times each time I tried it. My rib cage, chest and back are not very flexible. So the poses that need more versatility in those areas are a difficulty for me. I was never the sort of individual that could do walkovers or back flexes easily so this gave me a real feeling of success and a reason to continue with yoga. It reminds me of a step ice skater Michelle Kwan does called a spiral. She’s in the exact same position just she’s gliding along on the ice. When she does this move right it brings the crowd to their feet and she takes a look of shear pleasure on her face. That’s how it makes me feel.

Child’s pose is for me, the most restorative position. It alleviates the strain on my lower back after a long day. Whether I’m on my feet all day or in a chair my lower always seems to carry the strain, no matter how frequently I adjust and remedy my posture. This position enables those muscles to relax. It likewise stretches my shoulders and allows me to focus on my breathing. It’s excellent the start of the day or the end of the day. There’s a remarkable easily womb-like quality to this present that I enjoy. When I am not feeling effective at other more complicated postures this in some way reminds me of where I need to be. Focused, calm, grateful.

Corpse posture. It’s extremely difficult to shut down the day your troubles your unfavorable thoughts. I am still unable to however corpse present enables me the opportunity to keep attempting. Each time I’ve the ability to do it simply a bit longer than in the past. All of yoga is about living in the moment. That’s the absolute hardest thing for me to do and this present is among the hardest for the very same factor. You are not ‘doing’ anything with your body but being. However you can’t allow your mind to race. My mind races, strategies, obsesses, ponders all while doing this present. I observe and try to enable it to pass and attempt once more. There was a time when, like Julia Roberts in ‘Consume Pray Love’ I went to sleep. I attempt not to punish myself over it. I know it’s part of the process and I haven’t done it considering that. Truthfully I was tired from radiation treatments so I understand why it occurred.

What’s your favorite yoga posture? Exactly what’s it taught you? How does it make you feel? Answer those concerns next time your doing your sun salutations. Yoga might’ve taught you more than you understand.