Sunday, August 10, 2014

Carry a big stick

This blog was quiet for a little bit, while I was enjoying workshops with Arun.  I'm still getting ready for Intro 1 assessment, which is less than a month away.

Earlier this week, I saw this picture on the IYNAUS facebook page:
I thought it looked wonderful and couldn't wait to try it.  I reposted it on my page and some friends suggested trying the dowel in Utthita Trikonasana and Bharadvajasana.  What a great idea!  So I started working through the Intro 1 syllabus with a dowel.  Here are my attempts.
 This one, Gomukhasana arms, I learned from Laurie Blakeney

These last two were my favorites, although the Marichyasana 1 was pretty amazing as well.

So go to your local hardware store and get yourself a big stick to use for your yoga practice.


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    1. He does make a great spacer - much softer than a block.

  2. My sister saw this a while ago. we are going to be using the idea in our small, family owned yoga studio. Thank you. When we can't figure out how to modify an old building to make an Iyangar strap wall and still keep it's charm, this will be an excellent prop for the patrons! It will help tham go where they need to go.