Everyday Yoga Poses

Yoga is ridiculous.  We pretzel-ize ourselves, straining and huffing and puffing, all in the name of mind-body balance, relaxation, and some would even say…enlightenment.  Yoga teachers always claim that doing certain poses “stimulates your lymph nodes” or “improves sluggish digestion” or “ruptures your kidneys”.  Today I learned a new pose: scorpion.  And let me tell you, that one is MESSED UP.  After trying that pose I suspect the only thing I improved is my chiropractor’s bank account.

At the end of class we were lying on our mats in what I was informed was “Extended Butterfly Pose”.  How interesting!  That pose is exactly like how I might lie on the floor in my apt in front of the TV, just being a slug!  I had no idea I was actually in a yoga pose!

So then I realized I was doing yoga poses all the time, and so is my husband.  Here are our favorites:

COUCH POTATO POSE

COUCH POTATO POSE

COUCH POTATO POSE

EXTENDED COUCH POTATO POSE

EXTENDED COUCH POTATO POSE

EXTENDED COUCH POTATO POSE

OVER-REACHING RUNNER’S POSE

OVER-REACHING RUNNER'S POSE

OVER-REACHING RUNNER’S POSE

And the truly transformative…

I’M-NOT-A-MONEY-TREE POSE!

I'M-NOT-A-MONEY-TREE POSE

I’M-NOT-A-MONEY-TREE POSE

 

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