poses, sequences

What I did today

Sometimes I think I did nothing in my practice.  Not really nothing, but nothing much.  It felt that way today, so I wrote down the list.  I’m including the props I used, because a friend thought I’d done Supta Virasana, Eka Pada variation (reclining hero with one foot; supta ‘reclining’, vira ‘hero’, asana,’pose’, eka ‘one, pada ‘foot’ ) recently with no props, bwahahahahaha!  For that one, I used a bolster, three blankets, and a block, and it still took five minutes for my knee to come down to the floor.

  • Virasana (hero’s pose), with a block
  • Tadasana (mountain)
  • Trikonasana (triangle), with a block
  • Ardha Chandrasana (half moon), with a block and the wall
  • Parsvottanasana (intense side stretch), with my hands on an ottoman
  • Utthita Padangusthasana I and II(big toe pose), with my foot on a block on the arm of a chair
  • Viparita Karani (legs up the wall)
  • Lotus prep (lying down, one foot on the wall, the other across my knee)
  • Jathara Parivartanasana (turning the belly)
  • Savasana (corpse), with eye wrap, neck roll, bolster under knees

This took about an hour and fifteen minutes.  Once I wrote it down I saw that I had done a lot.

Utthita Trikonasana
Utthita Trikonasana
Ardha Chandrasana
Ardha Chandrasana
Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana I
Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana I
tthita Hasta Padangusthasana II
Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana II
Viparita Karani
Viparita Karani
Jathara Parivartanasana

5 thoughts on “What I did today”

  1. For some reason, when I picture you doing yoga I picture you (that is, the tiny graphic in my head shows you) doing Parsvottanasana, perhaps because I once saw you do it back East in the most fluid, relaxed, stable way imaginable.

  2. Lovely that you post the sequences with your yoga font! I think the Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana I and II legends might be reversed on the illustrations. In LOY, Mr. I. shows just the forward-facing version; in Gem, Geeta shows three orientations–no numbers, but facing forward is first, then to the side, then revolved. I think I remember senior teachers calling them Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana, Parsva H. P., and Parivrtta H. P. Not very important since the illustrations make all clear.

  3. Hallo, just popped in to say how nice blog you have. im creating my own site too, just for interesting information and stuff. i am practicioner of Iyengar yoga from Prague. My name is Jana. Where did you get those great blackpictures? would you mind if I used it in between the text I write?
    thank you have a good time and good luck with your practice 🙂

  4. Hi Jana,
    I’m glad you like my blog. I was just thinking today that I have been horribly lazy about adding new things to it, even though lots has happened in my yoga life. Maybe your nice words will give me the push to do it.

    I’ve been reading your site – lovely job!

    I got the images by using Yogafont. I asked Bill Grainger, who created it, if it was OK for me to make the font characters into thumbnails and he said yes. You are certainly welcome to use them, but do give him credit for them. If you look on my Pose thumbnails page you will see all of them as well as my acknowledgement to Bill G.


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