Today’s pose was a true challenge: Wild Thing, or Camatkarasana pose. I remember trying to do this pose in class once and it was a disaster. Not only does it require balance but also strength and the ability to do a backbend. I had the arm strength to hold up my body and was getting more flexible in my back but for some reason I couldn’t hold the pose without falling over. It was as though my body refused to bend that way. When I saw that our next pose was Wild Thing I suddenly became self conscious about sharing a photo of a pose that I felt uncomfortable doing, especially when I know what it’s supposed to look like. Take a look at this:
But then of course I realized that one of the beautiful things about yoga is the subtle changes that take place over time – if every pose was shown in ‘perfect form’, what would we have to aspire to?
So, for this Monday, here is my version of this difficult pose:
Hey, I was able to hold it long enough for a photo so that’s something, right? Although Brulee doesn’t look all that impressed now, does he?