parsva bakasana

Parsva Bakasana

When I first started yoga, this is one of those asanas that I thought would be impossible for me. I never thought I would be strong enough. But that was just a thought. So I let it go, I didn’t worry about it, I just kept going with my practice… and a year later: ta-DA! 

Remember to never talk yourself out of anything! Do the impossible!

~ parsva bakasana ~ side crow ~

my amazing boyfriend and I went for a walk down by the lake the other day. I saw this fallen tree and I just HAD to get a photo on it doing a yoga pose! I must say I was a bit nervous to balance on it, considering it’s 3-4 ft off the ground and I’m looking down the whole time! 

the day turned out to be a lot of fun, and we took a few more yoga pics - coming soon!

~ namaste, v

yoga everywhere. even if it’s in a hostel in toronto. <:

side crow pose (parsva bakasana): improves back pains, strengthens wrists, forearms, and abdomen

p.s: apologies for the bad quality photo. i used photo booth and the lighting is not really great here, and yes that’s my suitcase in the background. wait till i get to uk and i’ll have a proper photographer (ie: the boyfriend) <:

~ if you really want to be happy then no one can stop you! ~

do what makes you happy, every single day! we’re always trying to make other people happy, when really we should be doing what makes us happy. you are in control of your life so live and love every moment of it, and don’t take a single second of it for granted! 

Parsva Bakasana (Side Crow Pose) My second goal is achieving and holding Side Crane Pose. I am able to hold Side Crow Pose for several seconds, and I hope to reach Side Crane with practice. The difference between Side Crow and Side Crane is similar to that between Crane and Crow. Your knee rests on the opposite leg, as with Crow, but the hip no longer rests on the free elbow. Arms are straight and your abdomen engages to hold your legs up.