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Dwi Pada Viparita Dandasana

Dvi Pada Viparita Dandasana
Dvi Pada Viparita Dandasana
Ardha Chandrasana
Ardha Chandrasana

Jill and I practice together once a week. It’s a very casual sort of practice. We have a routine we’ve been doing, and each time we have to perform some triage in order to fit it into the time we have. It’s a delightful practice. We talk about various things, yoga and otherwise, and we help each other, and lately have been taking photographs.

I love Dwi Pada Viparita Dandasana (two-footed inverted staff). I love it in the same way I love Ardha Chandrasana (half moon), because it’s such an extended stretch and yet I don’t have to be propped any more than anyone else. But boy, look at the thumbnail illustration! Not propped at all. Ah, maybe someday.


5 thoughts on “Dwi Pada Viparita Dandasana”

  1. OK! Daily, daily, daily for me! Just as Mary O. instructed! We ARE going to get those ribs open!

    Then on to the shoulders . . . (for the classic pose).

  2. This yoga stuff is so amazing! 😉 I absolutely hate- well, I dislike this pose a lot. I have simply never felt good in it. But I keep plugging along with it. I have to say I don’t do it at home cuz I don’t have a chair without the back. Need to find a cheap folding chair with a back that can be pounded out… don’t want to spend 50 bucks to get one!

  3. Jill has hated this pose too, but she’s getting more used to it. Mary O. had me do it on the bench at the YCL, lying down with my shoulders off the back (padded heavily with blankets and mat). My coffee table at home is the right size for me to do the same thing.

    I have several chairs bought from Target, and then I got my husband to pound out the backs. But I also bought a chair at a salvage place that was a bit fancier, with a padded seat, and the back was just screwed in. That was easy.

  4. Hey maybe I’ll try the bench at the studio. I don’t have a coffee table that will work but I bet I can find a cheap chair somewhere… the screwed on backs sound perfect!

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