Fierce, twisted eagle made me falter

This is week 2 of my yoga fails. The pose that challenged me the most was literally called the Fierce Pose (I thought I heard it wrong, Google confirmed it’s the more intimidating name of the more commonly seen Chair Pose). Then there was this Eagle Pose that turned me into Humpty-Dumpty.

Yoga Chair pose
Beginner Yoga for Leg Strength with Melissa taken from Doyogawithme.com

Getting into this position felt quite comfortable, initially. For the first five seconds, I was marveling about the strength of my legs and how they can support such a shift in the center of gravity. But things get out of control quickly as acid builds up, my thighs were burning.

For the first five seconds, I was marveling about the strength of my legs and how they can support such a shift in the center of gravity. But things get out of control quickly as acid builds up, my thighs were burning.

I was supposed to hold it for over one minute, but no way. I begin to fail soon after the five-second mark.

Yoga Eagle
Beginner’s Yoga for Leg Strength with Melissa taken from Doyogawithme.com

Then I had to get into this Eagle Pose… I felt more like a drunkard goose than anything. I was swaying from side-to-side constantly. I tried to balance myself by stretching my arms out. That worked. But once I get my arms back into this twisted position, my whole body starts swaying again!

Separately (as in upper / lower body), the positions are quite easy to get into. The challenge lies in combining both twisted arms and legs in one pose.

I guess it requires a lot of concentration – which I have none today. It feels like 33-degree celsius here in my bedroom and I’m very sure there’s a lurking mosquito somewhere. But then the yoga ashrams in India must be a lot hotter than here and yogis there got to deal with houseflies… so my excuses are shit. I have a monkey brain.

By the way, I like this IKEA chair commercial¬†from some time ago, it’s kind of relevant!

And if you’re wondering what happened, or should I say, how I failed in week 1. Perhaps I’d go through these blog posts and create some kind of challenge for myself after I’m done with this Yoga For Absolute Beginners course.