By Kira Liss
The word Vasitha translates to the "most excellent, best, richest". This pose requires a long, straight spine and lots of arm strength.
To intensify the pose, lift the top leg and keep it straight. Option to bring that foot into the thigh, like a tree pose. BKS Iyengar taught the pose by grasping the toe of the top foot and straightening the leg.
For a beginner, practicing this pose with both feet pressed up against the wall might be helpful. If this pose is intense on the wrists, practice on your forearm. You can also modify the pose by placing your top foot on the ground in front of you OR by dropping your bottom knee to the ground and keeping the top leg straight.
Alongside her yoga journey, Kira discovered her passion for pre and post-natal health and wellness. As a doula, she supports families through pregnancy, childbirth and the transition into parenthood. She loves merging her passion for pre and postnatal wellness with mindful movement and breathing.
Kira is also an avid cook, loves to grow things, go on long canoe trips and ride her bike around the city.