Of Crows and Inversions

Hello there!! the crazy yoga girl is back :D I have been practicing a lot of inversions last few weeks and praying hard for the doorframe to not to break. 



The first thing to remember while doing yoga is not to push too hard. It's not a competition. While doing cardio or planks, I don't mind pushing few seconds more but I feel Yoga requires a completely different mindset. As soon as the body says enough, just stop, else you may end up with sore wrists and elbow pains. I do tend to go overboard with crow pose, trying to perfect it, which is ridiculous because it's never about perfection. It's about being comfortable. 

Anyway, I am happy to see my arm balances getting a tad bit better :) This crow is getting stronger and higher.

What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle - Rumi


All these days I have been using my boring grey yoga pants while practicing, but last week I received this colourful pair, purchased at an amazing price from Aliexpress. Soft, good fit, comfortable, with designs and everything.

Midst of a transition - Wheel Pose or Urdhva Dhanurasana

As the winter is setting in, I miss going out early in the morning. Need to find courage to kick off the blanket in 8 degrees. Brrrrr !!!

36 comments:

  1. So envy your flexibility! Oh, to be 20 (or so) years younger, LOL!

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    1. hahaha strange but I too feel that way ... thank you Laurel :D

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  2. Raj, I am SO amazed at your strength, balance, and flexibility with your yoga poses. :) And I love your new yoga pants! ;) By the way, I used to be able to do the same post I believe to you - the second-last pose - many years ago...not sure what it is called, though I used to feel like a frog so it might be related! ;) <3

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    1. that's awesome Elly. I know it as crow or bakasana. Thank you so much for your lovely comments :)

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  3. You are gorgeous! I have just started yoga and hopefully someday I get to the level that you are in.

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    1. It's a gradual process, I am trying to work on my upper body strength :) Thanks a lot :)

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  4. *faints*
    *wakes up, looks at the pictures*
    *faints again*

    :O

    Okay enough drama, how long have you been practicing Yoga?

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    1. hahaha :D :D Not long. I started doing it seriously only recently :)

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  5. Great poses, i have to try some of them myself...i have been doing basics for some time now.

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    1. that's great to know. I have started it seriously only this year. Hope to get better with time :) Thank you

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  6. So beautiful! And those yoga pants are cool. Still not better than the hard arm balance. Winter is setting? Again? I thought it's summer/spring for you guys.. Gosh 8 deg is cold :/

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    1. Ohh it is winter now. It was Spring in April. Thank you so much :)

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  7. God!! You are amazing, Raj!! I have been staring at the last pic for eternity now :D

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  8. Awesome .... i just lack dedication :( Everytime i just plan to continue doing yoga every morning but end up doing just 2 days in a month or months :/

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    1. it used to happen to me too. But I am trying to be more disciplined now :) Thank you.

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  9. Those pants are really cool. Hats off to you for continuing with it and you are rocking those postures. I think I should go back to Surya Namaskar.

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    1. thank you so much Saru :) Surya Namaskar always give me a good stretch.

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  10. Making my way around on the A to Z Road trip! Stopping by to say hello and I hope to see you again next year, if not sooner!

    Mary
    www.JingleJangleJungle.net

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  11. *faints*
    * and then gets up and eats some cookies while lamenting the fact that he can never be as flexible*

    Respect, Rajlakshmi.

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    1. hahaha ROFL :D
      Thanks for stopping by Sid :)

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  12. You are so amazing, Rajlakshmi and my constant inspiration for Yoga. I am flexible but not as much as you are.

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    1. aww thank you so much Rachna :D Happy to read your comment.

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  13. You are so amazing, Rajlakshmi and my constant inspiration for Yoga. I am flexible but not as much as you are.

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  14. That flexibility is giving me an insecurity complex. That crow pose! Goddamn!! I want to do yoga too without breaking myself. -_-
    Sorry for being away.

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    1. hehehehe thank you so much Red. Glad to see you on my blog :)

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  15. Your flexibility is amazing! These are moves I couldn't imagine doing even thirty years ago. Well done!

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    1. aww Debbie. You are so sweet. Thank you. :D

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  16. My God .. I am so in awe of you ! Awesome flexibility. I think I am just going to go have a bar of chocolate to get over my state of unhealthi-ness :-P

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