Blog

May 31st

June Pose Of The Month- Star Pose

Posted by with No Comments

Utthita Tadasana Or Star Pose-

Star Pose is an active, invigorating yoga pose that energizes the body and improves posture. Its open stance feels expansive, and it is often considered to be a pose that brings joy.
By opening the heart, this pose can also help us become more open to feelings of love and happiness- as if we are hugging the world!

Benefits:

  • Stretches & lengthens the body in all directions
  • Aligns the spine correctly, improving posture
  • Reduces back and shoulder pain
  • Help reduces effects of sciatica or flat feet
  • Relieves stress, improves focus

 

In a wide legged stance, extend arms out wide and radiate energy through all ten fingers. Keep feet planted into the mat and be expansive! You may even send the gaze up towards the sky and add a small backbend to this pose, opening the heart center.

 

Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest Vimeo
Read More
Feb 28th

Pose of the Month – Warrior ll

Posted by with No Comments

Virabhadrasana (veer-uh-buh-DRAHS-uh-nuh) – Warrior II

Virabhadra is the name of a tall, dark and fierce deity, depicted with a thousand arms, flaming hair and eyes, and wearing a garland of skulls. She represents patience and persistence. Practicing this pose helps to build strength, stability and stamina in the body and the mind. Find your gaze, set your intention and ride the waves of your breath to find your flow in this most peaceful warrior pose.  (more…)

Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest Vimeo
Read More
Nov 5th

Baddha Virabhadrasana (Humble Warrior)

Posted by with No Comments

When you trust this pose and let yourself surrender, you release any need to grasp and control, and you may just experience a glorious floating sensation. Gravity can pull harder the more we resist, but Humble Warrior teaches us to honor this powerful force and learn from it.

Unlike the far-reaching dristi (point of gaze) practiced in Warrior I, II, and III, Humble Warrior reminds us to humbly look inward and value the moments of introspection. Even the words “humble” and “warrior” can seem like a contradiction, but only through humility and beyond can we truly know ourselves.

Directions:

  • Begin in Warrior I with the right leg in front.
  • Gently step your front foot one to two steps over to the right with your toes slightly turning right to keep the groin open and protect your knee.
  • Interlace your fingers behind your back. Inhale to expand your chest and lungs.
  • As you exhale, continue to keep your heart open and gently bow forward. Your right shoulder may lovingly nudge your right leg even further to the right as you release your pelvis and drop deeper into the pose.

Benefits:

  • Stimulates the nervous system
  • Stimulates the abdominal organs
  • Opens the lungs and chest
  • Stretches the shoulders, arms, legs, back and neck
  • Opens the hips
  • Strengthens the legs and ankles

– Benefits from Yoga Journal

Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest Vimeo
Read More
Oct 1st

Natarajasana (Lord of the Dance)

Posted by with No Comments

IMG_4927Dancers have the ability to cultivate grace and ease while confidently spinning around and making leaps across the floor. They are able to do this as a result of practicing inner focus, while training their bodies to be flexible, strong and balanced. Lord of the Dance pose is a great pose to tap into your most creative, strong, balanced self, thus bringing abundance. Not only is this pose a back bend but a heart opener. When we work with heart openers and back bends we start to clear out any junk in the heart center leaving it wide open, ready to receive and cultivate all the good stuff!  (more…)

Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest Vimeo
Read More
Sep 11th

Dhanurasana (don-your-AHS-anna) – Bow Pose

Posted by with No Comments

Bow pose is named after the resemblance of the archer’s bow, with the torso and legs representing the body of the bow, and the arms the string. This pose builds incredible strength and elasticity in the back and spine.

Benefits (from yogajournal.com)

Stretches the entire front of the body, ankles, thighs and groins, abdomen and chest, and throat, and deep hip flexors (psoas)

Strengthens the back muscles

Improves posture

Stimulates the organs of the abdomen and neck (more…)

Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest Vimeo
Read More