It feels like time for a refresher on Hanumanasana, splits pose; A time to remember our own divine nature. I hope you enjoy this re-post from August 2012.
Anjana was a beautiful woman who deeply longed to become a mother. Every day she prayed for a child. The wind god, Vayu, admired Anjana very much and when he heard her prayer, he decided to help her. He blessed some rice and sent it with some birds to Anjana. Anjana was praying with her arms stretched overhead in anjali mudra (prayer position) when this rice landed in her hands. Not questioning how prayers are answered she ate the rice immediately. This is how she came to be pregnant.
Her son, Anjaneya (son of Anjana) was half mortal and half divine since Vayu was his father. Being a demigod, he was able to do just about anything. He got in quite a bit of trouble because of his abilities. One day he saw the sun in the sky and thinking it was a mango, his favorite fruit…
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