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Nichol's TIPs: Eka Pada Koundinyasana 2, noticing happiness, and potpourri practice

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This week, we'll explore Eka Pada Koundinyasana 2, noticing happiness, and potpourri practice 

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EKA PADA KOUNDINYASANA 2 (One Legged Flying Split Arm Balance) TUTORIAL

***click here to watch tutorial video


STEP 1. 

STRETCH into splits (hanumanasana). 

"Come into a low lunge and slowly stretch your feet apart into splits. Maintain muscular engagement in your legs to protect your joints as you stretch your legs apart."

STEP 2. 

HUG your elbow in and LEAN FORWARD

"From a low lunge, hook your arm under your front leg and hug your elbow in. Lift your front foot off the floor and stretch it as straight as possible. Lean toward your front leg and forward."


STEP 3. 

KICK up. 

"Kick up to lift your back foot off the floor as well."


 ***click here to watch video






by Kurt Vonnegut, an American writer and humorist known for his satirical and darkly humorous novels. He published 14 novels, three short-story collections, five plays, and five nonfiction works over fifty-plus years; further collections have been published since his death

"I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, “If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.” 

  • Source:  Kurt Vonnegut quote in The Positivity Effect by Dan Tomasulo


Recall the last time you felt happy. Did you take the time to notice it? Did you take the time to savor it?



Potpourri PRACTICE


Here is a LINK to a fun flowing sequence that includes some arm balances and a little bit of everything else. Give it a try!


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 Until next week, 

Nichol Chase

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