Thursday, May 21, 2009

Yoga- Scissors and the "Funky Chicken"

I have been doing yoga now for about 7 months. When it is possible I go twice a week. Marla- my yoga instructor at Yoga Twist& Things-is wonderful!!! I am addicted to class and have even started teaching basic lessons at the King's Children's Home. The kids and staff, I am excited to say, are becoming addicted as well.

Not that we are supposed to boast or anything, but last week I was able to do the "funky chicken" for the first time on one side. I partially got it on the other. I was so excited because I was able to actually stand up for the first time. Tonight I was able to stand stably on both sides. Check out this article to see how it is done. Oh yeah, no one else really calls it the funky chicken. They call it the bird of paradise. I think you will agree that my name is a little closer to what the pose or asana really looks like. This is as far as I got. To complete the pose you actually extend the leg up in the air. I think that will be a few more weeks or months down the road.

Tonight I was able to do the scissor pose on both sides! I have been able to do this with my legs to the right side for a while now. Tonight the right side was pretty stable. The left side was less stable, but at least I was up. Another student was able to do the pose for the first time tonight! It was so exciting to see how far we have come.

Pictures from the following websites:
http://cdn-write.demandstudios.com/upload//1000/800/10/4/1814.jpg
http://www.thesilentmind.com/GeneralInformation/Classes/tabid/72/Default.aspx

1 comment:

Ashley Saddock said...

I'm able to do the scissors to the left, not the right. You'd think since I was right handed it would be the other way around! Congrats on doing them both :-)