Pressing Dreams

A November 2018 challenge

Pressing Dreams was a November 2018 challenge, from 1st to 28th. Asanas include Headstand (Sirsasana), Pincha (Pincha Mayurasana), Pincha (Pincha Mayurasana) and Crane pose (Bakasana).

① – Uddiyana
② – Revolved Janu Sirsasana variation
③ – Bound boat
④ – Lolasana variation
⑤ – Bound #Babycrow
⑥ – Dolphin
⑦ – #Kumbhakasana
⑧ – One legged crow variation
⑨ – Vertical splits
⑩ – Fire hydrant pose
⑪ – Skandasana with bind
⑫ – Bound triangle
⑬ – EPK2
⑭ – #Sideplank
⑮ – #Transversalsplits
16 – Baby firefly or Firefly
17 – Thread the needle
18 – Pike headstand
19 – #Sirsasana with #PuppyLegs
20 – Pincha puppy press
21 – Pincha press pike
22 – Handstand tuck variant or crane/crow
23 – Downdog toe taps at wall
24 – Wrist toetaps in handstand or funky headstand variation
25 – Tuck press into handstand or tuck #handstand hops
26 – Firefly into handstand or middle split in handstand
27 – Inner/out wrist stretches
28 – Shoulder stretch

Uddiyana in November 1st 2018. I'm very new to Uddiyana, so impressed by how much indentation some can make to the abdomen. I'm currently glad if I can make it beyond an average Joe just sucki
Uddiyana (Upward Abdominal Lock)
Revolved Head to Knee Pose in June 23rd 2018. I entered this from  Janu Sirsasana, the forwardfold with head to knee, and reached for the other knee. I have hard to smile in this one, like in
Revolved Head to Knee Pose (Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana)
Bound boat in November 3rd 2018. It's the first time I do ubhayapadangusthasana or  Boundboat. I prepared with regular  Boatpose. This one was much harder to balance, roughly similar to boat p
Ubhaya Padangusthasana (Both Big Toe Pose)
Lolasana in November 4th 2018. It's the first time I practice this  Lolasana or  Pendant Pose variation. Harder than ordinary lola, but definitely doable.
Lolasana (Pendant Pose)
Bound Baby Crow Pose
Baby crow (Baby crow pose)
Dolphin pose in July 18th 2018. I'm ending this humpday with  Ardha Pincha Mayurasana or  Dolphinpose. This is an important preparation pose for pincha, and also the most common pose to launch into pincha.
Dolphin pose (Ardha Pincha Mayurasana)
Knee to elbow in plank in November 7th 2018. Kumbhakasana or  Kneetoelbowinplank is commonly used as transitional pose in flows and also when forming regular lizards, flying lizards and epk2 w
Knee to elbow in plank (Kumbhakasana)
Crow pose in September 15th 2018. "Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished."
Crow pose (Kakasana)
Standing split in November 9th 2018. It's the first time I practice any kind of splits since my adductor strain which happened during middle split practice, and I restricted range of motion fo
Standing split (Urdhva Prasarita Eka Padasana)
Fire Hydrant Pose (Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana)
Skandasana in June 25th 2018. I bring a  Sidelunge or  Skandasana as hipopener choice today. A great preparation pose for middle splits.
Skandasana (Side lunge)
Bound triangle in November 12th 2018. It's my first  Boundtriangle or  Baddha Trikonasana.
Bound triangle (Baddha Trikonasana)
Eka Pada Koundinyasana 2 (Pose Dedicated to the Sage Koundinya II)
Side Plank Pose in May 6th 2018. It's actually exactly one year since I did my first  Vasisthasana. I still think of this as an utthita hasta padangusthasana lying on the side, or actually tilted about 60 degrees.
Side Plank Pose (Vasisthasana)
Straddle split (Samakonasana)
Firefly or tittibhasana
Firefly (Tittibhasana)
Thread the needle in November 17th 2018.
Thread the needle (Parsva Balasana)
Headstand in November 18th 2018.  Pikeheadstand is way harder for me in regular Sirsasana than in tripod headstand. Pike works fine, but I lose stability when going below pike.
Urdhva Dandasana (Upward Facing Staff Pose)
Headstand in November 19th 2018. I had a little easier to make pikeheadstands today than yesterday. Most likely because I practiced during daytime, when my balance tends to be better than in e
Headstand (Sirsasana)
Tripod headstand (Mukta Hasta Sirsasana A)

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