Parsva Dandasana is a posture I thought wasn’t so hard until I tried the traditional vinyasa. I performed round with it from seated, bending my elbow and leaning ahead to get into it and thought it was simpler than it appeared. Little did I understand how humbled I can be when I tried it the traditional method. I nonetheless keep in mind sitting with my leg behind my head in Eka Pada Sirsasana and searching up at my instructor when he stated, “Lift up from here and without touching the floor twist and put your leg on your other arm”. I thought, “you have got to be kidding” however out of respect for him and the lineage I merely stated “OK” and fell on my face. It was a colossal catastrophe. Then he took pity on me and lifted me via the motion. It solely took a yr earlier than I had the power and endurance to remain a full 5 breaths with out collapsing. This video is a demonstration of the magic of the Ashtanga Vinyasa technique as a result of it is the vinyasa, the traditional entry and exit, from Parsva Dandasana that exams the limits of power and adaptability and provides a window into the soul. I needed to dig deep down inside myself to seek out the psychological and bodily power for this Fourth Series posture.