Pada= Foot or leg
Kapota= pigeon or dove
Sit in Sukhasana (Easy Pose) for 10 minutes observing your breath. Let your thoughts be like clouds– formless, substance-less as they pass through your mind.
Find your way into Ado Muka Shvanasana (Downward Facing Dog)
Eka Pada Rajakapotasana, Right leg forward: 10-15 breaths
Back to Ado Muka, and shake out right leg.
Eka Pada Rajakapotasana, Left leg forward: 10-15 breaths
Back to Ado Muka, and shake out left leg.
Jump to seated and Sit in Sukhasana again for 5 minutes, observing your breath at the tip of your nose.
Last week I went with Antonia to her class at the Alameda County Juvenile Justice Center (ACJJC). She asked one of her students if they could remember the pose of the week, and one young gentleman raised his hand, and as if he was saying his own name, he just let the words roll of his tounge, and proudly exclaimed: “Eka Pada Rajakapotasana!”. I was in shock, i thought to myself, I don’t know if i could say that out loud as well as he did. I thank him for the inspiration to continue my learning of sanskrit.
It was pretty cool.