I started practicing ashtanga yoga about a month ago, this is one of my favourite asanas, though its by no means a good example of how the posture should be at its best!
December 8, 2011:
I’ve done this before, but lost my balance and landed flat on my back.
Portraits of some of Fela Kuti’s “wives”
The Himba Women of northern Namibia perform daily rituals where they anoint themselves with a mixture of ochre, oil and ash to protect themselves from the harsh desert climate and rather burn aromatic herbs in a pot each morning with which they smoke themselves as if applying perfume.
(Photo and caption by Dominique Brand / 2011 National Geographic Photo Contest)