Miskatonic Yoga: Byakhee Pose

Excerpt from The Miskatonic University Beginner’s Guide to Old One’s Yoga

Byakhee Pose

They were not altogether crows, nor moles, nor buzzards, nor ants, nor vampire bats, nor decomposed human beings; but something I cannot and must not recall. They flopped limply along, half with their webbed feet and half with their membranous wings; and as they reached the throng of celebrants the cowled figures seized and mounted them, and rode off one by one along the reaches of that unlighted river, into pits and galleries of panic where poison springs feed frightful and undiscoverable cataracts.

—H.P. Lovecraft, “The Festival”

  1. From the previous position bend at the knees and waist into a seated position as far as you are comfortable, being mindful to keep your knees directly above, or in any case not in front of your ankles. Also it is advised you never bend so far that your knees reach an angle of greater than 90 degrees.
  2. Leaning your upper-body forward with your head and neck in a neutral position, raise your arms over your head as if to bring your elbows to your ears. Hold and breathe normally for 30 seconds. Avoid thinking about the color yellow.



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