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Welcome to day 14 of the challenge! If you’re not sure what’s going on, you can take a look at the introduction page. Be sure to comment and let me know how your session went!
1: Downward dog – Adho Mukha Shvanasana**
2: Rabbit – Sasakasana**
3: Standing pigeon (left) [part 1 of flying pigeon] – Eka Pada Galavasana**
4: Standing pigeon (right) [part 1 of flying pigeon] – Eka Pada Galavasana**
5: Happy baby – Ananda Balasana**
Asterisks on the images are to denote image source:
* = Wikimedia Commons or Pixabay
** = Stock Image
*** = Found on the internet, used with gratitude and respect, solely for the purpose of education.
#1: I’m still having trouble with the feeling of pressure in my head when doing this, and my legs still can’t go straight, but I’m making progress. My studies show that the head-rush feeling from inversions will improve over time, and it’s wise to flow out of the pose, rest, then back in if it becomes too much.
#2: If I put my head right at my knees, my butt goes down, so until my flexibility is better, my head is a few inches away so that I can focus on my legs.
#3 & 4: I can only hold this in proper form for a few seconds. I’ve found that since I have weak ankles, it’s better to straighten the standing leg and focus on keeping the ankle strong rather than pushing down into it. it’s also okay to step out of the pose, rest the ankle, then return and hold.
#5: I can actually get hold of my feet without a strap, which is great progress for me. I still can’t get my shins perpendicular to the floor and my feet parallel to the ceiling, but I’m working on it. 🙂