Yesterday we studied three hours of anatomy during our yoga teacher training program. (Side note: I find the topic very interesting. The teacher is great). One of of the cool things about the teacher is that she is also a physical therapist. She really knows her stuff.
At one point, we discussed hanumanasana, or split pose. It’s a pose that I always dreamed of doing but never seemed possible. I had never even asked a teacher about it. This time, I didn’t ignore the opportunity.
The teacher asked me to demonstrate the pose in front of my classmates. I was able to get about half way down. The teacher noted that it looked easy for me to get into the asana, despite having been seated for a couple of hours and no warm up had taken place.
She said that if I practiced this move every single day, on both legs, for 90 seconds, I would be able to hit the floor in a year. In fact, she said that if I did it every day until graduation day (mid- September), I would make great strides.
I’m very excited to try this out! I will keep you posted.