Poses: 42/52 + 43/52: Urdhva Dhanurasana + Viparita Dandasana

2014-09-28_1411933985 10362224_227054304171124_1994741967_n For the first time this year, I totally forgot to post a pose! Making up for it this week with two poses, similar to each other. One is obviously a gateway to the other.

For a long time Urdhva Dhanurasana, or full backbend, was a real challenge for me. It takes everything and it really takes it out of you. Exhausting.

Rather than write anything, the best possible source of information for these poses is Christina Sell. I still think of things I learned in her classes every single time I go up into a backbend.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGNK0q8nFJc[/embed]

For Dwi Pada Viparita Dandasana, this trick of hers changed everything for me

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0YtgleEN4g[/embed]

Unfortunately I've been sidelined on these postures for the past couple weeks due to a pulled muscle in my chest due to coughing (I know right?!?!). It's finally almost gone, so hopefully I'll be wheeling before too long.