February 21, 2007

Civil Disobedience

Yoga guru Ramdev to disobey any law against yoga

How about "Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's urdhva-dhanurasana?"

On a slightly related note, I am starting to understand and remember the sanskrit names for yoga poses, if not actually think of the poses primarily in Sanskrit. I was in the middle of an Utthita Parsvakonasana (Extended Side Angle) today and my monkey mind is thinking "Arm position preparing for Vasisthasana" (Side Plank) which is what some of my instructors say from time to time and I suspect if someone said Side Plank it would take me a few seconds extra to figure out they meant Vasisthasana.

There is a good translation page (with links to what the asanas look like) here.

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