Yoga

Geca does yoga ep4

For today’s story, I’d like to talk about things about yoga which they always say/do but is not known to the public.

We all know the downward facing dog (which I described at an earlier episode. You can read it here) and the child’s pose. I also talked about vinyasa which is a series if poses done in succession during the yoga practice. Now let’s talk about these two.

Fold – Uttanasana

What is it?

Uttanasana, Intense Forward-Bending Pose, Intense Stretch Pose, Standing Forward Bend, Standing Forward Fold Pose, or Standing Head to Knees Pose is an asana. (From wikipedia)

And it looks something like this:



(Images from google)

Here’s a link to yogajournal on how to actually do it.

I found a helpful video here.

Apparently I was doing it wrong and I can now maximize my capabilities after this reasearch.

Chaturanga

What is it?

Chaturanga Dandasana or Four-Limbed Staff Pose, also known as Low Plank, is a Yoga asana, in which a straight body parallel to the ground is supported by the toes and palms, with elbows at a right angle. (From wikipedia)

And it looks like this:


How to do it? It’s basically a plank. So doing the vinyasa will mean that it’s a push down? (Opposite of push up? Haha) for you to continue the rest of the vinyasa.

But here’s a link to yogajournal that could actually help you.

Bonus

The vinyasa sequence:

Chaturanga, upward facing dog, downward facing dog




(Images from google)

This is usually what my teachers ask us to do after sequences of pose to be “relaxed” if you can say that. 

Continue to feel better, friends! 

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