Monday, August 18, 2008

Um...I don't think so!

I found the blog Fit Sugar recently. Their slogan is "Healthy, happy you." One of the posts today is about a yoga move.

Here's what was typed above the picture that inspired the title of this post:

So many people I know are always complaining of lower back pain and tight shoulders from sitting all day. We're either standing or hunched over a desk and we hardly ever bend our backs in the opposite direction. So give this One-Legged Inverted Staff Pose a try. It's similar to the grounding backbend Inverted Staff pose, but you'll also feel this one in your hamstrings and hips.

Sanskrit Name: Eka Pada Viparita Dandasana
English Translation: One-Legged Inverted Staff Pose
Also Called:
One-Legged Headstand Backbend

You can get into this pose from backbend or headstand. To find out how read more

I'm pretty sure if I tried this, I would cause myself some SERIOUS pain!


N. said...

Well... you have to work up to that pose. I LOVE yoga! My husband and I have done yoga for about 4 years now, and I'll never stop. It keeps you so limber which helps everything. You should try some of the basic moves first, get a DVD or something. :)

Aimee said...

I tried a class or two, but it wasn't really for me. It was a little too slow. I kind of need more fast-paced exercise classes. Pilates is still slow, but not as slow as yoga. I've heard it is really great for you, though! Maybe I'll try it again sometime soon, though. :-)

Julia said...

I'm pretty sure I'd be paralyzed if I tried this one.

LucyinStLou said...

Wouldn't dream of trying this without an instructor right by my side.

Anonymous said...

I took a yoga class, but we didn't do anything like this. It looks kind of painful!

I tagged you on my blog!

Sarah Danielle said...

Yesterday was my third yoga class... let me tell you, it's hard!! We do this pose and I always feel unstable, like I am going to fall over... but I'm still so new at it, hopefully I'll get better!!