4.09.2014

Hanumanasana - Monkey God Pose / Full Split

"For a devoted soul, nothing is impossible."


Hanuman is a Hindu deity who symbolizes complete devotion and service.
This pose imitates a daring leap he made over a great distance to save his masters and kingdom. It is a pose of effort then surrender.
Yours truly at Samoa, Humboldt County, CA ~2009. Photo: Jessica Adkisson.


Vertical form. Anchorage, AK, 2012.
Start with half splits - ardha (half) Hanumanasana. 
Extend the front leg and sit back on bent toes, rear foot.
Stretch the front leg out to maximum comfort range then breathe deeply for six breaths or more. Repeat on the other side.