Deep Yoga Backbend, Ghanda Bherundasana with Kino
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Ghanda Bherundasana is the deepest of the Viparita Shalabhasana variations in the Ashtanga method that I have learned (who knows what's waiting in the sixth series?). This isn't the deepest version--ideally the feet are totally flat and next to the ear. The hardest part about this posture is finding the space to bring your hands forward and grab your feet. Once you hold your feet it's easy to lift the chin off the ground and find the space to breathe. The song is called "Lonely Soul" and the powerful emotionality of this song by Unkle pretty much sums up the depth oft hat you will delve into with Ghanda Bherunsasana. I always thought this posture was inspiring, then when I had to do it as part of my daily practice for more than ten years my relationship with it moved from excitement to ordinariness to appreciation to respect. The journey into yourself through regular yoga practice offers you a window into the deepest parts of yourself.
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