Wild Thing Pose. Also known as ‘flipping the dog’. I love it: I love the openness. I love how it feels, and looks, super flashy, but is actually not that hard.
Yes, I KNOW I shouldn’t care about Flashy Sh*t. I know. But sometimes a girl just wants to feel graceful and brave, you know?
I’ve seen it taught several ways: coming into it from Downward Dog, which I teach & practice, (stay tuned for a vinyasa I put together for June’s Australian Yoga Life).
You can also come into it from Plank Pose or Side Plank, which is more challenging to the core. I teach and practice it this way too.
I saw this beautiful picture of a yogini I know (I used to teach her in South Africa) and it reminded me how much I love this pose, and the grace of yoga.
What makes you feel graceful? Is it asana or do breathing and meditation practices help you into a state of grace more easily?