Monday, May 28, 2012

Yogic tip for today : bow pose

Sai gave this tip to me, having picked it up at Parmarth festival, from a very simple but fantastic teacher from Kerala, he told me. He said to do a perfect bow, you need to hold the ankles, then rock the chest up high. That gives you the lovely high lift that defines the bow. Then, move the legs away from the body! Normally, we draw it towards the back.. but this looks like fun. Somewhat like the crow, with your legs pressing into the shoulder .. seems difficult initially, but powers the pose by and by still you experience pure strength. 


Sai said...

Vasudevan V Nair is yoga guru I encountered at Parmarth yoga festival, this is his brief bio:

Sri V. Vasudevan has immense knowledge of various Indian Knowledge Systems including Yoga, Ayurveda, Sanskrit Literature (Sahityam), Logic (Tarka), Philosophy (Vedanta), and the Martial Art of Kerala – Kalaripayattu. Through an unbroken lineage of Gurus of over 1000 years, Shri V Vasudevan was blessed with a profound understanding of Indian Knowldege Systems from his Guru Shri Brahmasree Poomulli Neelakantan Namboothiripad, of Kerala. Sitting at the feet of his Guru for over two decades, Shri V. Vasudevan imbibed the teachings of his masters and became a living embodiment of them.

A teacher whose very life exemplifies his teachings, Sri V. Vasudevan has the power to instil a profound realisation of his teachings to the student. Dedicated to preserving the authenticity of the Indian Knowledge Systems, Sri V.Vasudevan spent 15 years teaching Ayurveda and Yoga at the Ayurveda College in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu and is currently, Director of Arsha Yoga Vidya Peetam Trust, Coimbatore, where he engages in National and International training programs and conferences on Ayurveda, Yoga and Indian Philosophy. A dedicated teacher of Ayurveda and Yoga as well as an incredible healer and spiritual teacher, Sri V.Vasudevan also treats patients and delivers regular spiritual discourses on Indian Philosophy.

evnathan said...

Thanks for providing detailed info on Sri Vasudevan.