Monthly Archive

August 2014

Restorative Yoga Supported Twist

This restorative yoga supported twist pose using a bolster and folded blanket or similar support relieves stress in the  back, side and rib muscles and can improve breathing. Your head, neck and spine should be aligned and in a comfortable postion placing no stress on your back, shoulder and neck muscles. Remain in the pose ... Read More »

August 30, 2014 ·

Asanas

Yoga Supported Twist Pose

Asana of the Week – Half Boat Pose

Simple but challenging balance pose that improves concentration. English Name: Half Boat Pose Sanskrit Name: Ardha Navasana Difficulty Level: 4 Start Position: Staff pose Instructions: Step 1. Bend your knees, lean back, and balance on sit bones. Step 2. Lift your feet so your shins are parallel to the floor. Step 3. Extend your arms parallel to the floor with ... Read More »

August 26, 2014 ·

Asanas

Asana of the Week – Reclining Side Big-Toe Hold

This asana increases flexibility and has the same physical and mental benefits as last weeks Reclining Big-Toe pose (Supta Padangusthasana). English Name: Reclining Side Big-Toe Hold Sanskrit Name: Supta Parsva Padangusthasana Difficulty Level: 4 Start Position: Reclining on Back or Corpse Pose Instructions: Step 1. Bend your right knee and curl first two fingers around big toe. Step ... Read More »

August 19, 2014 ·

Asanas

10 Minute Unguided Meditation Video

In the West, hatha yoga is practiced primarily for its physical benefits. Active people want active yoga; ashtanga, power, hot yoga. They want to sweat and feel the pain. They want challenging asana without references to the mind, soul, or creator of the universe. Yoga is about mind, body and spirit. The body part is ... Read More »

August 16, 2014 ·

Meditation

Asana of the Week – Reclining Big-Toe Hold

Asana that calm the mind and improves flexibility by stretching the hips, calves and thighs. English Name: Reclining Big-Toe Hold Sanskrit Name: Supta Padangusthasana Difficulty Level: 5 Start Position: Reclining on Back or Corpse Pose Instructions: Step 1. Bend your right knee and curl first two fingers around big toe. Step 2. Straighten your leg upward and towards ... Read More »

August 12, 2014 ·

Asanas

Asana of the Week – Bharadvaja’s Twist (Bharadvajasana)

Intermediate asana for straightening spine, arms and legs, improving circulation and digestion, and relieving back pain. English Name: Bharadvaja’s Twist Sanskrit Name: Bharadvajasana Difficulty Level: 4 Start Position: Hero pose Instructions: Step 1. Keep right leg in hero. Extend left leg forward. Step 2. Bend your left knee, turing left foot unto the hip. Step 3. Twist to left, holding left foot with ... Read More »

August 5, 2014 ·

Asanas

Hatha Yoga Bharadvaja's Twist (Bharadvajasana)