Vishwamitrasana, Balance & Breath: Intermediate/Advanced Practice

Balance, in hatha yoga, implies bringing two seeming opposites together into harmony. The icons for this are classically masculine and the feminine, or sun and moon, as “ha-tha” suggests. In this practice we explore a variety of ways to balance, including:

the two halves of the breath, finding the middle between effort (masculine) and receptivity (feminine), balancing on one leg and the challenging arm balance, vishwamitrasana (pictured below), which requires strength and flexibility.

Props: rolled up blanket or towel, bolster (optional), belt (optional)

Duration: 90 minutes

Level: Intermediate/Advanced


Vishwamitrasana in the Tuolumne River