Ashtanga

Corpse Pose (Savasana)

Corpse Pose (Savasana)

Corpse Pose (Savasana) It is traditional practice to lay in corpse pose between postures when winded as well as at the end of a full Yoga poses (asana) practice. The technique is virtually the same across the globe as to…

Lion in the Lotus Pose

Lion in the Lotus Pose

Lion in the Lotus Pose See the summer foliage as a background? You wouldn’t know that that is my front driveway view, but it is summer and the greenery is lush. I hear birds chattering, the occasional bee or dragonfly…

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…

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…

Yoga Inversions – Headstand

Yoga Inversions – Headstand

Inversions – Headstand Headstand Pose or (Salamba Sirsasana) is commonly seen at the end of a Yoga poses practice when the arms, shoulders & core has been warmed up, the neck is stretched and self awareness is heightened. It is…

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…

Yoga Props Yoga Strap and Block

Yoga Props Yoga Strap and Block

Yoga Props Yoga Strap and Block   Yoga props such as a Yoga strap and block are fantastic tools to freshen a Yoga practice with awareness and to make accessible new poses that were perhaps not manageable before. Yoga props…