For the first time since March, I can interlace my fingers over my head with my arms straight (Baddha Gulyasana). I can sit in Virasana (hero) with just one block under my bottom. This is where I was before I got Lyme disease last year.
Yesterday in class we did Trikonasana (triangle), Parsvakonasana (extended side angle), and Ardha Chandrasana (half moon). Then we did the revolved versions (add the word Parivrtta to the front of each asana name). I’ve always had trouble with revolved standing poses. But wowee, I was able to do all of them, hampered only on one side of Parivrtta Ardha Chandrasana by the tail end of sciatica.
I was on the end of the row, so nobody could see me tear up with joy and relief.
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I’ve been catching up on your posts starting with today’s (12/14/08) and going back in time. Just noticed Urdhva Baddhanguliyasana was spelled Baddha Guliyasana. I think ang means limb and is included in the following pose names because the fingers, toes, feet, etc. have to be associated with a limb–Padangusthasana means foot (limb) big toe, and Baddhanguliyasana means bound (limb) fingers pose, Triangmukhaikapada means three limb face one foot, etc. I didn’t look anything up, so I could be wrong about every single thing I just wrote.
Oh, thank you for that bit of morphology! Now if I can just remember it. I trust your knowledge. Usually if I can’t remember meaning I look in your pose list.
I had been thinking that the ‘ng’ part of the word (can’t show it phonetically here) was a phonological change to the intervocalic [g].