[Mount Lemmon, Arizona]
Bhagirathasana is a pose that honors a great yogi king from India who stood on one leg for a long time to appease the Hindu god Shiva and to be allowed to bring the sacred river Ganges from heaven to earth. It represents the intense penance of Bhagiratha. Bhagirathasana is supposed to motivate us to work toward our goal even if there are many obstacles in the way. It doesn’t mean you have to stand on one leg for years. It is a dedicated effort to one’s practice. It is a pose that makes you strong and enhances your willpower.