Practice: Urdvha Prasarita Eka Padasana (Standing Splits)

  ‘Urdvha’ = ‘upward’ in this case ‘high up’ Prasarita = ‘extended or spread out’               Eka = ‘One’   Pada= ‘Foot’    Asana = ‘Pose’  In this asana – one foot is extended up high, creating a splits-like action with the legs.   There are certain words whichContinue reading “Practice: Urdvha Prasarita Eka Padasana (Standing Splits)”

Practice: Svarga Dvidasana (Bird Of Paradise Pose)

Svarga Dvidasana requires a combination of steadiness (sthira) and ease (sukha); the steadiness to maintain a lengthened spine and strong balance, and the ease to open the hips and extend the top leg to it’s full potential. No matter how ‘difficult’ a pose seems, there is always a level we can take it to thatContinue reading “Practice: Svarga Dvidasana (Bird Of Paradise Pose)”