When I was younger, there was a lot of typical “kid’s” stuff I was never able to do. Somersaults. Handstands. Cartwheels. When I saw that today’s video of Yoga Journal’s 21-Day Challenge featured the splits (hanumanasana), my challenge attempt blew a valve, veered off the road and took me for an unpleasant walk down memory lane.
This yoga journal challenge is beginning to feel pretty advanced. In Day 5′s video, Elise Lorimer does show how the blocks can help with the splits, but they still weren’t enough to help me. What yoga blocks did to assist my posture, the Eggs could do times three. I indeed kept one egg in each hand to help keep my balance, as Elise suggests doing with blocks, but there was still no way for me to touch the floor from there. This led me to “The Splits” section of the Three Minute Egg Flow Yoga video, where I learned how to utilize the Eggs in order to achieve this advanced posture. I added a third Egg under my (more…)