true, the first two asanas - tadasana (mountain) & svasana (corpse) - were not that lively. but luckily yogis began adding new poses inspired by the nature & the creatures in their world. for some great inspiration & to get a better understanding of the animals your practice emulates, watch the discovery channel's new series, life, which is not only gorgeous eye candy, but will feed your brain too. the 11-part series is narrated by oprah, so there's something for everyone.
so far a fave of mine is the mudskipper, a fish comfortable being out of water.
the yogadeal: watch sundays at 8pm - free (or rather included in your bill) for those with cable, or invest in the dvd set for $48.99 (reg. $59.95)