Monthly Archive

July 2014

Asana of the Week – Mountain Pose (Tadasana)

This deceptively simple looking pose is the start position for many standing poses and salutations. English Name: Mountain Sanskrit Name: Tadasana Difficulty Level: 1 Start Position: Standing Erect Instructions: Step 1. Stand with feet hip-width apart. Relax your shoulders and relax your arms along side your body. Physical Benefits: Aligns spine Opens the chest Improves posture Strengthens ankles Strengthens knees Strengthens thighs Strengthens arches ... Read More »

July 29, 2014 ·

Asanas

Hatha Yoga Mountain Pose (Tadasana)

Asana of the Week: Corpse Pose

Relation pose before or after practicing asanas. English Name: Corpse Sanskrit Name: Savasana Difficulty Level: 1 Start Position: Reclining on back Instructions: Step 1. Close your eyes Step 2. Space your feet about a foot apart and let them fall apart. Step 3. Place arms 12 to 15 inches from your side with your palms facing up. Step 4. Relax and let go of ... Read More »

July 15, 2014 ·

Asanas

Hatha Yoga Corpse Pose

Asana of the Week

A new asana will be featured every week. They will include asanas featured in Hatha Yoga Asanas, asana variations including gentle variations, and relaxation and restorative poses. Each asana features: English Name Sanskrit Name Difficulty Physical Benefits Mental Benefits Contrindications Video Link When Available Publication date will usually be Tuesday of every week. Namaste  

July 9, 2014 ·

Yoga News

Hatha Yoga Eight Angle Pose

Asana of the Week: Cat-Cow

Two easy asanas usually performed together to improve spinal flexibility, digestion and increase circulation. English Name: Cat and Cow Sanskrit Name: Marjaryasana and Bitilasana Difficulty Level: 2 Start Position: Childs Pose Instructions: Cat Step 1. Align hips over knees and shoulders over wrists in neutral (straight) spin. Step 2. Exhale and round your spine pulling your belly in and tucking your ... Read More »

July 8, 2014 ·

Asanas

Yoga Cat Asana

Asana of the Week – Bridge (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana)

Simple asana for improving flexibility, lung capacity and mental alertness. English Name: Bridge Sanskrit Name: Setu Bandha Sarvangasana Difficulty Level: 4 Start Position: Reclining on Back or Corpse Pose Instructions: Step 1. Bend your knees, stepping feet on floor, with arms alongside your body. Step 2. Press your feet into the floor, lifting hips; walk arms and shoulders towards each ... Read More »

July 1, 2014 ·

Asanas

Bridge Pose