Swan Pose and Pasasana

1. Can someone please tell me what the hell Swan Pose is? Sleeping swan too. Photos would help, but I’ll take anything. Since Carl’s suggestion of sandbags on my Baddha Konasana legs is not likely to do anything (since my knees are practically touching the floor in Baddha K already), I need to go with Cranky’s big guns: Swan and Sleeping Swan. Thanks though, Carl; the problem with my hips seems to be strictly the front part, and seems to be soft tissue, rather than joint.

2. I forgot to mention earlier that today was the first day that I was able to hold Pasasana on my own without a wall or a teacher behind me to keep me from falling over. I love when poses start out as challenging but doable. I hate when poses seem impossible. Like backbending. Have I mentioned how much I am not enjoying backbending? And how exactly did I spend three years practicing Ashtanga without noticing how much I suck at, and hate, backbending?



8 Responses to Swan Pose and Pasasana

  1. laksmi says:

    you could have your psoas surgically lengthened.

  2. Yoga Chickie says:

    I have a surgeon on call for such things. Robert? Are you reading? Can this be done?

  3. Yoga Chickie says:

    Oh wait, it’s almost time for Nip/Tuck. No plastic surgeon will be reading my blog during Nip/Tuck.

  4. laksmi says:

    text him

  5. cranky housefrau says:

    swan and sleeping swan are…ssshhhh…paul grilley things. i thought i told you about that already. i KNOW Laksmi hates PG, but get a copy of his Yin Yoga Book, it is all about opening the hip and lower back. a lot of it is the external rotation stuff that you already have, but a lot of it is hip flexors and extenders. hey we sell this book at our store ;). i can talk to you about it if you want to call me there. i will be there after 10am NY time. 716 526 4000.

  6. Yoga Chickie says:

    Oh my!!! Shilling for the Grilley!! I will call you later…

  7. cranky housefrau says:

    Lauren, 10am 10am 10am! not 9am. i was at my son’s halloween parade at 9am. try again, i will be here untill 1:30.

  8. laksmi says:

    paul grilley=lazy fatass

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