Urdhva Dhanurasana. Upward Facing Bow Pose. Wheel Pose. Backbend.
What’s in a name? This asana by any other name would be as sweet. The posture for day 8 of Backbend Madness 2014 is one of my all-time favorites. It is a go-to as one of my spine-stretching warm-ups, it opens up my back when I’m working out tension, and it helps me work on strengthening and stretching my weak wrists.
It figures that it is a classic heart opening asana. I just love it.
I don’t know how she does it.
I went for a more advanced version of Bridge Pose for day 7 of Backbend Madness 2014. I needed it. Getting the little dude to school took five minutes longer than I needed it too, so I couldn’t make it to class on time. I missed my morning sweat.
This deeper stretch after teaching tonight helped shake off the tension of the day. I feel much better.
One of my favorite Ahhhh-sanas.
#backbendmadness2014 Day 5 - Anjanayasana or Low Lunge Pose.
This side is much better than the other. My left hip and hamstring is not happy with this posture. Things are better, but recovery is a really long process.