Me, a semi-Tuladandasana, some cows, Rambo the dog and his mate, and a post-meal Pavanamuktasana.

Martin’s Challenge.

“Hi Klara, I challenge you to do a Yoga move that reminds you of me on the beach with a cow in the background (in a bikini would be tops but not required) and post the photo online! I will contribute R1000 (£60) to your dream. Luv, Me”

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Well Mart, you got half of your bikini wish!! We were lucky to have all the cows on the beach this day as we were heading inland that evening, and they aren’t always around in full force. They must have heard your call! Thank you cows. Thank you very much indeed.

When I think of you it’s very hard not to think of your amazing culinary skills. You have such a gift and your food is always incredible (even your scrambled eggs and toast). I’ve no idea when I’ll get to enjoy your wonderful cooking again but it’s always something I look forward to.

So, I have chosen Tuladandasana (Balancing Stick Pose) which is the cardiovascular posture of the Bikram series, and I chose it because my heart skip-skips a beat when I think of Mart Se Kos. And when I’m sitting at your table, being teased and tickled by the wonderful aromas wafting out from your kitchen, my heart rate increases significantly (as it is now just thinking about it, be still, my beating heart).

Doing these postures in the sand on the beach with cows (and dogs) wondering around me has shown me some weaknesses. It’s a lot easier to get the posture right and to hold it (making small corrections as you hold), when you’re standing on a flat, solid surface. It was surprisingly tricky to balance and get the postures right (let alone hold them for any decent length of time) when in sand that moves as I move, without a mirror and lots of animals around me (not to mention the giggling). It’s good, I have lots to work on. I must go deeper within, and get stronger.

Asking the cows and dogs nicely to let me come play amongst them

Asking the cows and dogs nicely to let me come play amongst them

Mooving into the poture, baby cow not so sure...

Mooving into the poture, baby cow not so sure…

Balance, hold, wobble, here comes Rambo barking, cows moving, wobble, fall...

Balance, hold, wobble, here comes Rambo barking, cows moving, wobble, fall…

I’ve followed this up with Pavanamuktasana (Wind Removing Pose). Apart from the obvious (it’s in the name), this posture massages the intestines and other organs in the abdomen and improves the digestive system. This posture I feel is very much in order once I’ve over-indulged at your table 🙂

Try-ing-to-get-in-to-this-one-with-ins-truc-tions-to-open-eyes-and-chin-down.... sooo hard with blinding sun in silly-sensitive eyes and and and try-ing-not-to-laugh-but-fai-ling...

Try-ing-to-get-in-to-this-one-with-ins-truc-tions-to-open-eyes-and-chin-down…. sooo hard with blinding sun in silly-sensitive eyes and trying not to laugh but failing hysterically

Aaaaaaand here come the dogs, not ones to be left out at all. No. Collapse.

Aaaaaaand here come the dogs. Not ones to be left out at all. No. They must come and inspect. Sniff, sniff, bark, lick. Gigglage. Collapse.

 

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