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Dandayamana Dhanurasana April 29, 2009

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posture6Danda-yam-ana Dha-nur-asana…. rings in my ears like an iambic pentameter of sorts.  I have been plateauing in this pose for some time now.  And yesterday I started moving out of it, because I hit a new spot.  Maybe it’s because I had an instructor who was completely new to me.  The class was very different from what I’m used to so I guess that’s a good thing.  I felt something new, pulling my foot back behind me.  Whatever it was gave me the strength to continue pulling my foot up above my head.  But it’s really hard to keep it up there for a full minute!  I’m working on my determination for that part.  It will happen soon.

 

One Response to “Dandayamana Dhanurasana”

  1. Good luck! I think about this K. Gibran quote a lot in the pose. It seems to help…

    “Let your soul exalt your reason to the height of passion, that it may sing; And let it direct your passion with reason, that your passion may live through its own daily resurrection, and like the phoenix, rise above its own ashes…You too should rest in reason and move in passion.”
    –Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet, On Reason and Passion

    Rooted, thus resting, in reason the standing foot is grounded. Moving in passion, the leg kicks and the fingertips stretch forward. Grace. Strength. Poise. Patience.


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