When you think of a tabletop, what do you think of?
One that is cluttered with stuff like unopened mail, loose bills and sale flyers or one that is perfectly set with every piece of flatware in its place or a momentary landing spot for what is important?
Is your table sturdy and strong or rickety and ready to collapse?
This or That?
If you are like me, I like order on my tabletop with a table base that is planted firmly in the floor. No wobbling allowed or junk sitting on top of it.
I'd like to think of our tabletops as a reflection of the chaos (or lack there of) in our lives.
This week's pose of choice is reverse tabletop pose (ardha purvottanasana) and since I'm one for a strong table, this pose did not let me down.
The first week back to "scheduled life" is always a little chaotic and hectic. Reverse tabletop was the solace I needed.
It is a pose known for relieving fatigue (*hallelujah*) and stress (*whew*). It opens the chest and the shoulders (counteracting poor posture) as well as strengthens the back and pelvic region (perfect for el prego).
A relatively easy pose to maneuver if you don't have wrist issues and/or neck concerns. But one that may not be practiced as much as it's counterpart, tabletop pose. I can't recall the last time I did this pose but the static strength of this pose is unmatchable.
Now you may wonder how the baby belly fit into this week's pose....quite fine I'd have to say. Just think of it as a large fruit bowl in the middle of my table!
Keeping things as sturdy and strong,
Aspiring Yoga Teacher
I've practiced yoga since I was a pre-teen and have always found it to keep me centered. I will be a teacher one day and this is my journey to discover teaching and practice.