Monthly Archive

September 2014

Asana of the Week-Reclining Bound Angle Pose

A slightly more challenging counterpose to Extended Bound Angle Pose. English Name: Reclining Bound Angle Sanskrit Name: Supta Baddha Konasana Difficulty Level: 3 Start Position: Bound Angle Pose Instructions: Step 1. From bound angle pose, walk your elbows back behind your body until you are reclining as shown. Step 2. Hold hold the pose for a few breaths or as ... Read More »

September 30, 2014 ·

Asanas

Hatha Yoga Reclining Bound Angle Pose

Supported Child’s Pose (Balasana)

Supported Child’s pose is a gentle relaxation pose that can help relieve minor low back discomfort. This video illustrates two versions are shown using a bolster and blankets or just a bolster. Adjust the height of the bolster and blankets to completely supported your torso and keep it parallel to the floor.

September 26, 2014 ·

Asanas

Supported Childs Pose

Asana of the Week-Extended Bound Angle

An extension of Bound Angle Pose that lengthens the spine and improves hip and knee flexibility. English Name: Extended Bound Angle Sanskrit Name: Utthita Baddha Konasana Difficulty Level: 2 Start Position: Bound Angle Pose Instructions: Step 1. Holding your feet, bend forward extending your spine. Step 2. Hold for a few breaths or as long as it feels comfortable. ... Read More »

September 23, 2014 ·

Asanas

Hatha Yoga Extended Bound Angle Pose

Asana of the Week – Bound Angle Pose

An easy sitting position you can use for meditation if you lack the flexibility for lotus or half lotus. English Name: Bound Angle Sanskrit Name: Baddha Konasana Difficulty Level: 2 Start Position: Staff Instructions: Step 1. Bend your knees towards your chest and draw both feet close to your body Step 2. Hold both feet with your hands and open ... Read More »

September 16, 2014 ·

Asanas

Bound Angle Pose (baddha konasana)

Asana of the Week – Staff Pose

A deceiving simple sitting asana that can reduce stress, improve circulation and concentration, and strengthens legs and arms. English Name: Staff Sanskrit Name: Dandasana Difficulty Level: 2 Start Position: Seated Instructions: Step 1. Sit on the floor upright and extend your legs forward toes pointed towards the sky. Step 2. Flex your feet and engage your abdomen. Physical Benefits: ... Read More »

September 9, 2014 ·

Asanas

Staff Pose (Dandasana)

Asana of the Week – Boat Pose

This asana is a continuation of Half Boat Pose. English Name: Boat Pose Sanskrit Name: Paripurna Navasana Difficulty Level: 5 Start Position: Half Boat Pose Instructions: Step 1. Starting in half boat pose, extend your legs while maintaining expended spine and balance. Step 2. Lengthen fingers beyond knees. Step 3. Hold for a few breaths and return to staff pose. Physical Benefits: ... Read More »

September 2, 2014 ·

Asanas

Boat Pose