… continued from Triangle.
Yoga is hard, and it’s made harder by the fact that everything in yoga has a Sanskrit name. Most Sanskrit words are easily translated into English. Thus, popular yoga postures translate as “Extended hand big toe posture” and “Three limb face foot forward intense stretch posture.”
These sound difficult and painful, and that’s because they are. Continue reading
… continued from Man, Woman, Yoga.
Another week, another yoga class.
‘Come to the front of your mats,’ says the Goddess, ‘Place your hands in prayer position. Now turn sideways, pointing your right foot forward. Lean to the side, clasping your right big toe with your right hand and reach up to the sky with your left hand, keeping your chest open.’
A typical yoga posture – easy to describe, hard to understand, and completely impossible to do. Continue reading
For many years my wife nagged me to take up yoga. No, I said, it’s just a lot of gentle stretching for girls. Then, about five years ago, I tried my first yoga class. Continue reading