Greetings, yogabinis! Today’s pose is purvottanasana, which translates from the Sanskrit as “intense Eastern stretch.” In yoga, the front of the body is referred to as the eastern side of the body, so this is a nice counter-pose to pashimottanasana, which stretches the back (or western) side of the body. Hey! Pretty simple.
I meant to post this brilliant and inspiring image months ago, it’s a handmade birthday card I received from the perilously inevitable Antonia, and if you find the caption at all mysterious, a certain amount of enlightenment may be obtained here.
Karai: “Good morning. I’m Karai, and I’ll be teaching your class. I am the highest-ranking member of the Foot Clan, archrivals of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Also, these are my weapons and that’s my extra head.”
Naruto: “Awesome! I’m Naruto Uzumaki. According to Wikipedia, [...]
Hello Kitty Yoga Bag. I’m speechless. Speechless at how cute this is!
I’m totally going to stop binding my mat with a bungee cord now that branded yoga accessories are finally here.
Also, I’m a wee bit jealous that I didn’t think of it first. I’m totally going to make a [...]
We’re taking a short break from the hilarity that accompanies learning yoga from plastic action figures to show you a bag from not-our sponsor, McDonald’s:
(We are not going to tell you how we came into possession of this bag except to warn you that you may be disappointed in our not-completely-vegetarian lifestyle. [...]
Frozone: “Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana?! What the hell does that mean?
Pokey: “Utthita means ‘extended,’ hasta means ‘hand,’ padangustha is ‘big toe,’ and asana is ‘pose’ or ‘posture.’”
Frozone: “Goddamnit, you’re a horse! How do you know that!”
Barbie: “Hi! I’m Cheerleader Barbie! I’m taking my first yoga class today. I’m a little nervous about it. I talk a lot when I’m nervous! Did you know that some people think that yoga clears your mind, but if your mind is clear, that means Jesus is gone, too, and Satan can [...]
After a little unexpected time off for summer flu, everyone here at yogabeans! is very excited to be breathing through our noses again and ready to welcome the Fantastic Four to the shala for a little Prasarita Padottanasana, superhero style.
Elastigirl: “From left to right, we have the Thing.”
Thing: “Howsit goin’, Elastigirl.”
Elastigirl: “Well, it looks like Duke managed to haul all the G.I. Joe Sigma 6 operatives out of their weapons cases and into the shala today. Good work, Duke!”
Duke: “Thanks, Elastigirl.”
Elastigirl: “I also see you [...]
Well! Classes are getting more popular here at yogabeans! Word must be spreading. I guess if you jam a bunch of superheroes into the same toy drawer every night they will talk.
Today’s guest teacher is Bendy Marge Simpson. Marge is one of our most advanced teachers. Her yogic knowledge is so deep [...]
Today we are pleased to have a small class come together to demonstrate these two companion poses, padangusthasana and padahasthasana.
Today’s model is GI Joe 8 Inch Commando Duke. Duke is an ass-kicking G.I. Joe of recent vintage, belonging to the Sigma 6 series of covert operatives along with his frighteningly detailed buddies Storm Shadow, Heavy Duty, Snake Eyes, Spirit Iron Knife, and Tunnel Rat. Duke is the only one with the balls [...]
Today’s model is Sir Rascus of the Lego Knights’ Kingdom. Rascus is associated with the monkey and all that is rascally. He stands out among his fellow knights for being a daring acrobat, and we are pleased to have him demonstrating this sun salutation sequence for us.
- this week’s “every day” pose: Parshvakonasana | Asheville Yoga Sangha on Utthita Parsvakonasana and Parivritta Parsvakonasana
- Action Figures doing yoga . . . | Sunrise Yoga on Utthita Trikonasana and Parivritta Trikonasana
- beci on Parsvottanasana
- Notes from Thursday’s Forward Bend Class at Tree House Yoga | Welcome to Denton Satsang on Parsvottanasana
- Mal on Purvottanasana