The Yoga Brain

A February 2018 challenge

The Yoga Brain was a February 2018 challenge, from 21st to 28th. Asanas include Wide legged forward fold (Prasarita Padottanasana), Goddess pose (Utkata Konasana), Bound Angle Pose (Baddha Konasana) and Flying crow pose (Eka Pada Kakasana).

1️⃣ Mindfulness : Choose a pose that is easy enough for you so you can fully focus on observing your thoughts.
2️⃣ Body perception: Choose a pose where you need to focus on many parts of your body at the same time.
3️⃣ Body Learning: Choose a pose that made you learn something new about your body.
4️⃣ Breathing: Choose a pose that makes you aware of breath or where you can freely breathe and focus on observing your breath.
5️⃣ Emotions: Choose a pose that brings you intense emotions and observe them.
6️⃣ Smiling: Choose a pose that makes you smile.
7️⃣ Behavioral Learning: Choose a pose that made you learn a new combination of movements or a new pattern of thoughts.
8️⃣ Gratefulness: Choose a pose of your choice and practice gratefulness.

Lotus pose in February 21st 2018. I bring a  Lotuspose with  Garudasana arms, a yogi upgrade to the powersitting technique used in attachmenttherapy.
Lotus pose (Padmasana)
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)
Tripod headstand (Mukta Hasta Sirsasana A)
Wide legged forward fold in February 24th 2018. I bring a  Straddle Fold or  Prasarita Padottanasana here. I learned on my  Ashtanga classes the importance of breathing into  Forwardfolds (and a lot other stuff), and see every breath as an opportunity to
Wide legged forward fold (Prasarita Padottanasana)
Goddess pose (Utkata Konasana)
Bound Angle Pose in January 12th 2020. Thank you all hosts and sponsors for this lovely challenge! Smiling reduces pain and stress, prevents and reverses calcification of the pineal gland and
Bound Angle Pose (Baddha Konasana)
Flying Crow Pose
Flying crow pose (Eka Pada Kakasana)
Goddess pose in February 28th 2018. Thank you all hosts, sponsors and everyone who joined this challenge!
Goddess pose (Utkata Konasana)

Hosts and sponsors

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Publicerat av Lukas Mattsson

Yogi and developer