Gracie’s Amazing Adventures in YogaLand: Where Everything is Pink AND Perfect

Acharya Sri Khadi Madama

Acharya Sri Khadi Madama

Chapter – 4

Episode – 30

“I am also the most powerful!”, Bhujangayina exclaimed. “Did you rest well after your return from Yoga*Land? Gracie, unable to utter a single word, simply nodded her head with a “Yes”. “It does take a little getting used to going through the portal, my dear child, but you shall”, spoke the huge pink bejeweled and turbaned snake. “Today you’re going to learn how to perform Bhujanasana, the pose of the Cobra. Please approach your Yoga mat and let’s begin”. Gracie perfectly stepped onto the mat as she had been taught. She offered a “Namaskar” to Lord Vishnu, who’s back she was just about to step onto, in a manner of speaking and said she was sorry for waking him up, for Lord Vishnu sleeps in every space and his sleep must be respected. Assuming Tadasana, Gracie waited for Bhujangayina to give instructions.

“First I shall teach you Vajrasana, the Diamond Pose. It is also sometimes called the Thunderbolt Pose, so remember this Gracie, in the event that you should ever need a thunderbolt in an emergency. I am teaching you Diamond Pose first because it is similiar in use to Tadasana. Both serve as basic opening poses. One for standing poses and the other for most of the seating or laying down poses.” She explained. Gracie was very excited that she would learn a pose that could actually cause a thunderbolt to occur. To her this was very Pink!

“For Diamond Pose, sit on your heels, knees close together. Make sure that your heels are opened outward with your right big toe overlapping your left big toe. Hands resting on your thighs just above your knees. And, keep your back straight. Let your body settle down in between your heels.” Gracie had a look on her face that let Bhujangayina know that she wondered about what was so important about the right big toe to be overlapping the left big toe, so she asked. “It’s to keep rogue elephants from stampeding through, you know!” This still did not remove the strange look on Gracie’s face, looking ever more dumbstruck. “Well, my child, you don’t see any here do you?” Bhujangayina asked. Gracie nodded her head to indicate a “No”. “See? It works every time”, Bhujangayina replied. “

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Author, Speaker and Visionary, Acharya Sri Khadi Madama is the recipient of the Jewel of India Award, in New Delhi in 2009. You may visit her website at www.yourstrulyyogatv.com

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