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.