general blather, poses

TV yoga

Things I try to do if I’m watching a movie or TV:

  • Baddha Konasana (cobbler’s pose)
  • Upavistha Konasana (seated wide angle pose)
  • Virasana (hero’s pose)
  • Eka Pada Supta Virasana (one-legged reclining hero’s pose)
  • Any version of sitting on the floor

I’m sure there are more, but I just can’t think of them.  The thing about TV yoga is that you aren’t really doing a practice, because your focus is elsewhere, but you can stay in these seated poses for a long time.  They’re particularly good for creaky hips.

Upavistha Konasana is my hardest pose.  My hips are so tight that it’s a tremendous effort to keep from flipping over backwards, let alone getting my legs wide apart.  Watching TV, I prop myself, particularly against the wall with a block between my shoulder blades, so that I can relax into the pose rather than struggle like a drowning fish.

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