Journey Into Hurdlers | Episode 2
From Jenn Collotta
2 Blocks, 1 Strap
An in-depth look into practice
Eka Pada Koundinyasana B, known as Hurdlers Pose, is a pose of not only strength, but balance. Balance in this pose comes in many forms.
Physically you are balancing on your hands with all other parts of your body up in the air.
Energetically you are balancing the desire to achieve, to do, and the desire to rest, to be. This is Raja and Tamas, respectively – two of the three energetic states of being.
Mentally you are balancing the want be present and the want to think of anything but the sensation you may feel in your body.
And spiritually, well, that is for you to decide.
This physical practice is less of a science and more of a balancing act that has less to do with grace and more to do with failure. For failure carves the surest path to success.
- Extended Child’s Pose (Utthita Balāsana)
- Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Śvanāsana)
- Ragdoll (Uttānāsana)
- Mountain Pose (Tādāsana)
- Low Plank (Chaturanga Dandāsana)
- Upward Facing Dog (Ūrdhva Mukha Śvānāsana)
- Chair Pose (Utkatāsana)
- Standing Figure Four (Ardha Galavāsana)
- Dancer’s Pose (Natarājāsana)
- Crescent Moon (Aśta Chanrāsana)
- Modified Pyramid (Ūhita Pārśvōttānāsana)
- Crescent Lunge (Anjañeyāsana)
- Warrior II (Vīrabhadrāsana B)
- Reverse Warrior (Pārśva Vīrabhadrāsana)
- Extended Side Angle (Utthita Pārśvakonāsana)
- Birds of Paradise (Svarga Dvijāsana)
- Airplane (Dekāsana)
- Pyramid (Pārśvōttānāsana)
- Seated Forward Fold (Paschimottānāsana)
- Wheel Pose (Ūrdhva Dhanurāsana)