Thursday, April 1, 2010

Chicken Soup for the Pose

I’m always amazed at how many “Chicken Soup for the Soul” books there are out there. There’s probably even a “Chicken Soup for the Yogi” book, but I’m afraid to look. Actually, I have nothing against them (she wrote placatingly), in fact I think it’s a great idea to customize comfort and even nomenclature as per one’s hobbies, avocations or life situations. To show my support, I’ve renamed a dozen yoga poses to reflect a more tropical island-y feeling.

Uttanasana (Standing Forward Bend): Sea Glass Collecting Pose

Virasana (Hero’s) Neptune Pose

Vrschikasana (Scorpion): Lobster Pose

Urdhva Dhanurasana (Wheel): Helm Pose

Krauncasana (Heron): Flamingo Pose

Natarajasana (Dancer’s): Figurehead Pose

Halasana (Plow): Upended in Hurricane Pose

Jathara Parivartanasana (Belly Turning): Heeled Over Pose

Navasana (Boat): Keel Balance Pose

Garudasana (Eagle): Osprey Pose

Deviasana (Goddess): Mermaid Pose

Pincha Mayurasana (Elbow Stand): Easier Done in Water Pose

Savansana (Corpse): Buried at Sea Pose

It’s not chicken soup, but it was fun. Look for the Mountain, River and Desert series available soon at a blog near you. And, by the way, Happy April 1st.

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