Say This Three Times, Fast: Ardha Badha Padma Paschimottanasana

7 Oct

Not only can I not SAY the name of this freakin’ asana, I sure as hell can’t execute it. I’m currently learning the “sandwich” portion (as Jen Knox called it in her workshop) of the Primary Series. Forward fold a go go! I was going to write that I’m currently “stuck in” hip opening hell, but I am learning and experiencing this section. Attempting to have curiosity and humorous chuckling instead of cursing and hateful grimacing. Hmmm, Grimace…I frequently feel like a purple mystery blob in these forward folds.



DG–no modifications, but I just like watching this and fantasizing that some day my body might actually sort of do that. Or that I will be able to rattle off the name in Sanskrit as fast as DG does:


Much more useful—modifications! Karen from The Yoga Room:


More modifications–straps and blankets! Melissa Van Orman from Tranquil Space:


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