Posted by: eveyoga | January 10, 2011

Desert Island Poses

Mary the Sheep

At present, I’m exactly 180 degrees direction from the happy sunshine of a desert island. I’m in Bellingen where the creeks and rivers are threatening to overrun, the rain is coming down horizontally at times, and the pastured cows are up to their thighs in grass.

Why would anyone go to the sodden eastern seaboard for a week smack in the midst of the worst flooding in years? To do a Writing Course, so I can be a better writer.  We shall see and time will tell.

In the meantime, I rolled out my portable yoga mat this morning, and did my portable yoga poses. In these circumstances, distracted by B.O.M. wet weather reports and fitting in writing assignments and class attendance, I find that I cannot do without these grounding poses:

adho mukha svanasana, uttanasana, trikonasana, parsvakonasana, the warriors 1 & 2, ardha chandrasana, prasarita padottanasana, uttitha padangusthasana, padangusthasana, setubandhandasana, sirsasana, pincha mayurasana, supported sarvangasana, halasana, and chair bhardavajasana.

I can weather any storms with these poses. Even plumbing the emotional depths of Life Story Writing where the demands of writing are as revelatory as doing a 10 minute headstand or dropping back from tadasana into urdhva dhanurasana (backbend). And, this is Day One.

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