Tonight was some "yoga in real life". Not the airbrushed, sugar-coated yoga that is out there. This was real yoga! It was the raw-can't-quite-get-it-right-but-giving-it-my-best yoga :)
Today's POTD was eight-angle pose and I knew going into it that I might not be able to do it. I found a tutorial on YouTube so I could make sure to go into the pose correctly. Turns out it starts out with Elephant's Trunk Pose, which I have wanted to try as well.
When I have seen this pose, I guess I thought that the knee was literally wrapped over the shoulder but that is not necessary. And here I managed to hold it a bit! I will keep working on this one to build arm and core strength for other poses.
|Elephant's Trunk L Eka Hasta Bhujasana|
|When I was setting up for full eight angle pose|
|Try, try again!|
|Eight Angle Pose L (heel anchor) Astavakrasana|
|Eight Angle Pose R|
And I did some inversions just because :)
I started with a good ol' headstand but I couldn't get a descent picture
|This takes a ton of core stabilization and is harder than it looks!|
|Eventually I will get this into a fully inverted split!|