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five (a) 5 (a) Standing half-lotus pose.
Hands joining slowly into anjali
mudra. From Vrksasana, slide
your shin across your thigh
and bring your chest forward
towards your half-lotus. Bend
your supporting leg. Notice
how the foot is activated.
five (b) 5 (b) With practice, aim for
this more intermediate version,
bending more deeply and
bringing your chest closer to
Come back into standing
for the easier versions
-- or continue on to the next
pose by lifting your knee
directly toward your chest.
Six (a), (b) (c) 6. This next pose has
6(a). Bring chest and thigh
towards each other while
standing on a bent leg. Lift
your elbows as in the photo.
Imagine the wingspan of a
jabiru bird as it balances
delicately in water.
6(b). Hold the leg in the air
firmly around the calf, or behind
the knee. Then, push your hips
forward under your head.
6(c). Keeping the hips under
you (so that the supporting leg
is working really strongly)
straighten your leg in the air as
much as you can. Resist the
temptation to push your
seven 7. Return to Tadasana.
Rise up on your toes. Imagine
you are receiving rain into the
flower of your hand mudra.
Close your eyes and lift your
face slightly. Allow your inner
smile to show on the outside.
movements can also be your yoga.
Bring this vinyasa to mind every time you
stand on one leg to get dressed,
wash your foot or put on your shoes.
Susan Wanmer passionate about creating a bridge
for people from mainstream exercise into the
traditional essence of yoga. She currently runs
Milton Yoga Studio, Brisbane.
australian yoga life • december-february 2010 75
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