Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Tuesday's Swami


This is not entirely as stupid as it might appear to be. Well, it is stupid, to the degree, that John Doe is doing this exercise in public, instead of the more appropriate venue on top of a quiet mountain plateau, or for that matter, on his living room floor in privacy. To his credit, he's not being lewd. There is a similar pose in yoga known as the Half Shoulderstand (Ardha Sarvangasana).



This is the more advanced level of the previous yoga pose with the legs fully extended horizontally known as the Plow (Halasana), except that the arms should be pressing on the floor and not grabbing onto the bench's backrest.

7 comments:

Brad Farless said...

That's definitely a bizarre thing to be doing in public!

RONW said...

Brad- it did pique the interest of a few strollers and the ducks. The sidewalk is on the bank of the Ala Wai canal.

gigihawaii said...

Gee whiz! What will you photograph next? Lots of oddballs in Waikiki.

Cloudia said...

You got da bes` view. LOL!



Aloha from elsewhere in Waikiki


Comfort Spiral

RONW said...

gigi- first place all oddballs arriving on the planes is Waikiki.

Cloudia- warmer weather seems to have finally arrived.

Seaweed said...

I hated that move. The plow was harder for me than the porpoise, the crane, pigeon, etc. Something about having my neck bent at that angle just felt wrong. And I can't even fathom doing it on a public street in Waikiki. Bizarre.

RONW said...

Seaweed- the "plow" does relieve stress in my lower back. However, it's very rough on the back of the neck. I believe that the arms have to press hard on the flat surface to take the weight off the neck. Generally, a pose more suited for the female gender because of the bending at the waist.