What to do when an earthquake hits during Hanumanasana

I hope you like this short little post from one of our fellow yogis on the other coast. How would we respond to life’s little quakes and aftershocks?

The Confluence Countdown

The easiest thing is just to pretend the rolling waves in the earth are the rolling waves of the water between India and Lanka.

I was just settling into my (not terribly wonderful) Hanumanasana when the biggest earthquake to hit Los Angeles in years struck this morning, about 6:25 a.m. Here’s some details from the LA Times:

There have been six smaller aftershocks so far and more are expected.

Robert Graves, a seismologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, told reporters that Monday’s earthquake was the most significant shake in this Southern California area since the magnitude 5.5 earthquake in Chino Hills in 2008.

Graves said there have been a couple of aftershocks already since the magnitude 4.4 earthquake struck six miles from Westwood at 6:25 a.m. Monday. Graves said there is always the small possibility that the 4.4 earthquake was only a prelude to an equal or stronger shake.

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