Deaf Man Pose is about looking within to beat the claustrophobia
Posted Jan 25 2013 12:20am
Jupiter had to have a space maintainer take out yesterday so we took a road trip to Iowa City. He goes to the Pediatric Dental Clinic at the college as they have a great program for kids with special needs. I felt great all day and the spawn are excellent travelers. As soon as we got home, I felt like total dookie. I did some late night yoga and it made me feel better but it was a struggle to get started but I felt so much better after just doing a few Sun Salutations and the various challenge poses. As always though, I have yet to regret yoga.
I felt the same craptacular sluggishness this morning. I even had to take a nap. Booo! The nap was great but the struggle is the depression that comes with not feeling well. As the day wore on I started feeling much better. I am finding that taking a magnesium supplement, I take Natural Calm, does wonders for this foggy brained feeling I get. It seems to help with flushing out toxins.
Today's pose was the Deaf Mans Pose. Not my favorite. It makes me feel quite claustrophobic. This weeks intention is Gaze and Focus. I didn't see how this fell into the Gaze and Focus category. So I warmed up and did the pose and then after posting it to instagram, I read that others have the same claustrophobic feelings. It was suggested that imagining wide open spaces helps. Now I want to try again to see if I can focus and find a sweet spot. The Gaze and Focus seems to be about looking inward instead of outside of myself. That is something I indeed need to practice. The blame game is my nemesis. The upside is I know where the work lies.
Karnapidasana Deaf Mans Pose
Arda-Chandrasana with Pada-Hastasana or Half Moon with Hands to Feet Pose
Virabhadrasana II Warrior II
This gem came up on the playlist while I was practicing tonight. Enjoy!