A Year Of Yoga 2019

A January 2019 challenge

A Year Of Yoga 2019 was a January 2019 challenge, from 1st to 28th. Asanas include Parsva Kukkutasana (Side Rooster), Noose Pose (Pasasana), Padangustha Dhanurasana (Big Toe Bow Pose) and Chakorasana​ (Moon Bird Pose).

1 – Handstand

2 – King Pigeon 2

3 – Firefly

4 – Widelegged forward fold C

5 – Grasshopper

6 – Marishyasana

7 – Split

8 – Wheelpose

9 – Straddle handstand

10 – Flying crow pose

11 – Tittibhasana B

12 – Leg behind head

13 – Middle split

14 – Kapotasana

15 – Foot to armpit

16 – Corkscrew

17 – Side Rooster

18 – Noose pose

19 – Bow pose (full if possible)

20 – Chakorasana​ 

21 – Vrschikasana II

22 – Crane or crow

23 – Heron pose

24 – Visvamitrasana

25 – Parivrtta Paschimottanasana​

26 – Lolasana

27 – Lotus in handstand

Handstand in January 1st 2019. Today is a big catch-up day :) It's my first  A Year Of Yoga, so next year will be progress photos :)
Handstand (Adho Mukha Vrksasana)
King Pigeon II (Eka Pada Rajakapotasana II)
Firefly in January 3rd 2019. I have some photos of  Firefly or  Tittibhasana practice with similar posture from one year ago, but the main difference now is that I can hold it, instead of hopi
Firefly (Tittibhasana)
Wide legged forward fold in March 22nd 2019. Yay for a third season! I bring  Wideleggedforwardfold or  Prasarita Padottanasana D, just like in previous seasons, and bring my previous entries.
Wide legged forward fold (Prasarita Padottanasana)
Grasshopper pose in May 10th 2020. Eating grasshoppers makes you strong :) Grasshopper pose or Parsva Bhuja Dandasana is a challenging pose that puts upper body and quad strength to a test, as
Grasshopper pose (Parsva Bhuja Dandasana)
Marichyasana in January 6th 2019.  Marichyasana means Pose Dedicated to the Sage Marichi and the biggest challenge for me is the bind in which I need a strap.
Marichyasana A (Marichyasana)
Split in January 7th 2019. I go for  Splits with an upward stretch, warmed up with pigeons for hips and forward folds for hamstrings.
Split (Hanumanasana)
Bend like a Canary Dancer
Wheelpose (Urdva Dhanurasana)
Handstand in January 9th 2019.  Straddlesplit was the first leg variation I practiced in tripod headstand, but handstand is a whole different league. My first straddlehandstand was this summer
Handstand (Adho Mukha Vrksasana)
Flying Crow Pose
Flying crow pose (Eka Pada Kakasana)
Tittibhasana B in January 11th 2019. It's the first time I practice  Tittibhasana B. Prior to today, I didn't get how it was connected to  Tittibhasana B or  Firefly. But when practicing, thin
Tittibhasana B (Firefly B)
Eka Pada Sirsasana in September 12th 2018. Almost getting my  Footbehindhead, so now I can use it to ground my crown chakra or use a toe as earplug :) This is actually a pose I remember from g
Eka Pada Sirsasana (Foot behind head)
Straddle split (Samakonasana)
Yogi Dandasana in January 15th 2019. This pose is also the first time for me. I could get my foot to the upper arm, but had a hard time keeping it there after getting the other hand off it. I
Yogi Dandasana (Foot to armpit)
Corkscrew in September 6th 2018. First time I practice  Corkscrew or  Baddha Parsva Uttanasana (but definitely not the first shot), really tough to bind, thank Goddess for @infinitystrap :)
Corkscrew (Parivrtta Baddha Uttanasana)
Noose Pose in January 18th 2019.  Pasasana or  Noose Pose is nigh impossible for me, need both loops in my  Infinity Strap to reach. I'm happy if I can get to one loop by the end of this year.
Noose Pose (Pasasana)
Padangustha Dhanurasana (Big Toe Bow Pose)
Chakorasana​ in January 20th 2019. I can't get my foot behind my head yet, so I approximate with an Elephant Trunk Pose
Chakorasana​ (Moon Bird Pose)
Scorpion Handstand in January 21st 2019.  Scorpion Handstand feels far away, but with a good wall, it's definitely doable for me. As the part of torso that is connected to the wall will slide
Scorpion Handstand (Vrschikasana II)
Crane pose (Bakasana)
Heron pose or Krounchasana is an important hamstring stretch
Heron pose (Krounchasana)
Flying warrior pose in January 24th 2019. Visvamitrasana means Pose Dedicated to Visvamitra and is also known as Flying warrior pose. Warm up your hamstring with everything you got, from forwa
Visvamitrasana (Flying warrior pose)
Parivrtta Paschimottanasana​ in January 25th 2019. It's the first time I practice Revolvedforwardfold or Parivrtta Paschimottanasana, so I had great help of Carmen's tips  ♥
Parivrtta Paschimottanasana​ (Revolved forward fold)
Lolasana (Pendant Pose)
Lotus in handstand with wall support
Handstand lotus (Padma Vrksasana)
Natarajasana in November 17th 2019. Thank you all hosts and sponsors for this challenge!
Natarajasana (Lord of the Dance Pose)

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