Sunday, September 12, 2010
Back bending asanas and drishtis
Drishti is the nose, when doing matsyasana. I realized that I have the tendency to look upward when I move my head backwards. Then I often frown the front. A relaxed face shall be my focus today. Before my practice I'll check the correct drishtis for the back bending asanas.
Dristhis for the back bending asanas of the second series (middle part):
Parsva dhanurasana: upwards
Ushtrasana: third eye
Laghu vajrasana: third eye
Kapotasana: third eye
Supta vajrasana: nose
Urdhva dhanurasana: third eye
Other back bending asanas:
Urdhva mukha svanasana: third eye
Uttana padasana: third eye
Except in parsva dhanurasana the gazing point is never upwards. It's either the nose or the third eye.
I will practice second series today. The weather is again perfect: warm and windy. It invites me to do the deep back bending and forward bending asanas.
I reflect how to improve my back bending asanas. To hold them longer and to repeat them could be an idea. I have the feeling that back bending became worse since I have no adjustments anymore. Patience is necessary.
The source of the information was the webside of a German yogi. Click on German yogi and you'll find a great Asthanga page.
IMPORTANT COMMENTS: Thank you ladies, Cara and susananda. Drishti is the nose when doing back bending!!!
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