Yoga Anywhere: Downtown Manhattan

After days of torrential rains and freezing weather in New York City, the sun finally came out to say hello to spring. Exhibit A: Some bikini-clad humans of New York were unabashedly sunbathing at South Street Seaport.

As for me, I had been suffering from the flu for days, and jetlag was finally taking its toll on my tired body. I had not done a full session of Yoga in over a week and my soul was craving for it.

My cousin RJ, a native of Pomona, drove me around Downtown Manhattan one May afternoon. “Yoga anywhere!” I said as RJ snapped away, humoring this excited little tourist. I quickly explained to him my ongoing #YogaAnywhere project, which aims to bring awareness to the practice by posing in front of tourist spots.

Pardon the unpolished poses, dear readers and fellow yoginis. I was still suffering from the flu while making the most of my last few days in New York City.

Ardha Chandrasana (half-moon pose) at Battery Park
Ardha Chandrasana (half-moon pose) at Battery Park

Utthita Hasta Padangustasana (advanced extended right hand to big toe pose) at Battery Park facing the New York Harbor
Utthita Hasta Padangustasana (advanced extended right hand to big toe pose) at Battery Park facing the New York Harbor
Virabhadrasana leg straight right (warrior pose) at Pier 17, South Street Seaport
Virabhadrasana leg straight right (warrior pose) at Pier 17, South Street Seaport
Muktasana (perfect pose with lift) at Pier 17, South Street Seaport
Muktasana (perfect pose with lift) at Pier 17, South Street Seaport
Ardha Chakrasana (half-wheel pose) at South Street Seaport facing the East River
Ardha Chakrasana (half-wheel pose) at South Street Seaport facing the East River
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Virabhadrasana (warrior pose with leg straight right) at Pier 17, South Street Seaport

 

Sahaja Sarvangasana (easy supported shoulder stand with tilted legs) at Downtown Manhattan
Sahaja Sarvangasana (easy supported shoulder stand with tilted legs) at Downtown Manhattan

Namaste.

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