Week 50: 2,1.......The Countdown - Nichol Joy Chase Yoga
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Week 50: 2,1…….The Countdown

IMG_5746The Countdown continues!  Only one more post after this one.  My last post will be on my birthday, June 10, exactly one year since the beginning of this blog.  The post on June 10 will be longer and share my reflections and what I have learned from this year’s journey through Light on Yoga.  I have benefited greatly and have learned a lot, so you won’t want to miss this post!!

Here are the postures we will focus on today: Chakra Bandhasana, Mandalasana, Vrschikasana I, Vrschikasana II, Eka Pada Rajakapotasana I, Valakhilyasana, Eka Pada Rajakapotasana II, Eka Pada Rajakapotasana III, Eka Pada Rajakapotasana IV, Bhujangasana II, Rajakapotasana, Padangustha Dhanurasana, Gherandasana I, Gherandasana II, Kapinjalasana, Sirsa Padasana, Ganda Bherundasana, Viparita Salabhasana, & Tiriang Mukhottanasana.


Chakra Bandhasana (pictured left) – this pose has many of the same elements as Eka Pada Viparita Dandasana (one of the postures from last post – pictured on the right), but it is quite a bit easier because both feet are on the ground.









Mandalasana – This pose is a moving posture in which you orbit yourself.  It is a backbend, side bend and forward bend.  Your head and arms are in Sirsasana I position and you take a walk around your torso in BOTH DIRECTIONS.  Whether you have tried this posture or not,  it is easy to see how challenging it is.

























Vrschikasana I & Vrschikasana II – these poses are challenging because you have to hold your balance as you backbend and bring your feet down to your head.









Eka Pada Rajakapotasana I & Valakhilyasana









Eka Pada Rajakapotasana II, Eka Pada Rajakapotasana III & Eka Pada Rajakapotasana IV

















Bhujangasana II & Rajakapotasana











Padangustha Dhanurasana, Gherandasana I & Gherandasana II





















Kapinjalasana – front and back view














Sirsa Padasana









Ganda Bherundasana & Viparita Salabhasana









Tiriang Mukhottanasana


















Backbends are one of my biggest loves, and I could write an entire blog on each one of these poses!  But if I did, I probably wouldn’t get this blog post out for a month.  So, I held myself back. 🙂

Two more poses to go and a year long journey is nearly complete!  Stay tuned for the last 365 Days of Light on Yoga post on June 10.

Until then,

Nichol Chase




























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