mobilizing the spine

Breathing Through the Kidneys

Breathing Through the Kidneys

Breathing Through the Kidneys While in the throes of an asana Yoga class the teacher’s solid voice rings out “breath into your lower back.” Huh? What does that feel like exactly? What does it do for me? Take a closer…

Lizard Pose – Utthan Pristhasana

Lizard Pose – Utthan Pristhasana

Lizard Pose – Utthan Pristhasana   Hip opening Lizard Pose can counteract the effects of running, biking, and sitting to bring back the love to tight hips. Gravity helps to improve hip flexibility while the forearms rest on the ground…

Groceries In  Garbage Out

Groceries In Garbage Out

Groceries In  Garbage Out Wonder what groceries in and garbage out has to do with Yoga poses? Unless you’ve heard the instructions “Eat a large meal no closer than 2 hours before a Yoga practice!” or “Practice the poses before…

Chair Pose Revolved Chair Pose – Akasha

Chair Pose Revolved Chair Pose – Akasha

Chair Pose Revolved Chair Pose – Akasha Chair Pose or Utkatasana is a standing posture that tones numerous muscles throughout the body. Chair Pose is commonly recognized as a transition posture from Yoga’s Sun Salutations B series. However, Chair Pose…

Back Bend – Camel Pose

Back Bend – Camel Pose

Back Bend – Camel Pose Camel Pose known as Ustrasana in Sanskrit is a wonderful back bend pose in Yoga. People of all ages enjoy this pose since it is a fun pose! Why practice Camel Pose on the mat…

Wide Leg Forward Bend D Pose

Wide Leg Forward Bend D Pose

Wide Leg Forward Bend D Pose Wide Leg Forward Bend D Pose is a wonderful pose to extend the length of the hamstrings shortened after prolonged sitting and after sports such as hockey and soccer to stretch the hamstrings and…

Half Bridge Pose

Half Bridge Pose

Half Bridge Pose The backbend Half Bridge Pose or in Sanskrit Ardha Setu Bandha Sarvangasana is a preparation pose for full Bridge Pose and eventually Wheel Pose. Half Bridge Pose is a gentle back bend to mobilize the spine, a…