Author Archives: dailymoksha

Hanuman and Hanumanasana

Hanuman: the monkey, monkey god, the splits. These are the usual words and phrases we associate with one of India’s holiest and most revered deities. The story of Hanuman is a personal favorite of mine. It’s a long story that spans through the Ramayana, Mahabharata and some Jain texts but I will try my sincere […]

Bend, Twist and Hold

Trikonasana- Triangle Pose. A seemingly ubiquitous yoga pose. Widely used through almost, if not all, styles and modalities of yoga. The triangle is a beautiful geometric shape often used to represent the power of three, as well as change. In Christianity they have the holy trinity. In Hinduism, the power of three is very important, […]

The Call of a Siren

Eka Pada RajaKapotanasana- One legged King Pigeon (variation) When I was a little girl, I would spend hours on the pool, gleefully waiting for my fingers to prune as it somehow signaled to me I was getting closer and closer to turning into a mermaid. After watching Splash (you know ,the super kitschy 90s movie […]

Eight Angles of Badass

Ashtavakrasana: Eight Angle Pose. The story goes that this pose was named after the great sage AshtaVakra. While being on the womb, as the intellectual badass that he was, corrected his father, a prominent scholar on his inaccurate interpretation of scriptures. His father cursed him, he didn’t find constructive criticism very helpful. He was born […]

It Can Cut you like a Knife

When a simple household product reminds you that it is never too late to keep working on your dreams and tear asphalt with your feet. I have been following his wife, Cuchira, for a while on instagram. She is a former Olympian with a very inspiring attitude, gorgeous control of her body and one cool […]

One-Legged Flight

Eka Pada Koundinyansana II.   Back to Koundinya, on his third and final iteration. I know, I know, I skipped EKPKI, but it’s coming, this why you gotta click the little “Follow” button ;P Koundinya was actually one of Buddha’s personal guides/sages. Buddha left his worldly possessions and essentially moved to the forest and became an […]

Floating down the Ganges

Vishnu Pose/ Anantasana Imagine reclining on the back of Ananta Shesha, a super friendly but also fearsome serpent. This is no run of the mill snake, this is Nagaraja, King of all Naga, primordial creation, great snakes. A deity in its own right, after all it is one of them main transport/servant of the great […]

Flying High

Dwii Pada Koundinyasana/ Koundinyasana Have you ever predicted the weather? (without looking at your phone). It’s just one of those things we can sort of tell if it’s going to rain because it starts to smell like damp earth (and the clouds look like really angry and menacing prune ice cream). Or you were right […]

I am down, Dog.

Downward Facing Dog- Adho Mukha Svanasana The most ubiquitous and well known asana out there, downward facing dog, for those in the biz, DFD. You’d think, with its almost instantaneous recognition that this is the ultimate asana, but what is really interesting is that most styles of yoga consider, Sirsasana, headstand, to be the king […]