I know that yoga is supposed to be calming about practice rather than perfection, but there are some poses that I absolutely dread. Last night, I went to yoga and when it came to pigeon pose, I was the one person squirming around watching everybody else who had their head down as they were “breathing into the pose.” Over the years, I’ve gotten better by using a block and trying to do the pose for about 20 seconds on each side when I’m stretching after a workout, but it is still pretty uncomfortable. In an effort to be more intentional about my yoga practice I’ve outlined my top 3 favorites, frustrations and fun poses.
- Triangle Pose- I could do this all day
- Happy Baby-It’s fun
- Dancer-It’s Beautiful
- Pigeon Pose
- Standing Extended leg touching your toe pose–trying to describe it hurts
- Bird of Paradise
- Sage Twist