Yoga has been around for thousands of years. And we all know airplanes have only been around a little over 100 years. So I was thrown off when a student of mine asked this question during yoga class recently…If yoga is considered ancient, how can there be a pose called Airplane (Dekasana)?
Airplane is typically practiced by those who do some form of vinyasa style yoga. Though I have yet to find an answer to my student’s very observant question, my assumption is that Airplane evolved from Warrior III and it was created in the mid 90’s as part of a new yoga style, Power Vinyasa.
Is Dekasana the modern day version of Warrior III? Does anyone know?