Monthly Archive

October 2014

Asana of the Week: Kneeling Pose (Vajrasana or bhujrasana)

Kneeling Pose (Vajrasana or bhujrasana), appears deceptively simple but can calm the mind and is the start position for Camel and Cow Face poses. English Name: Kneeling Sanskrit Name: Vajrasana or Bhujrasana Difficulty Level: 1 Start Position: Kneeling Instructions: Step 1. While kneeling lower yourself down until you are sitting on both heels Step 2. Keep your back straight ... Read More »

October 28, 2014 ·

Asanas

Hatha yoga kneeling pose (bhujrasana)

Asana of the Week: Side Bow (parsva dhanurasana)

A gentler version of bow pose providing the same physical and mental benefits. English Name: Side Bow Pose Sanskrit Name: Parsva Dhanurasana Difficulty Level: 6 Start Position: Bow Pose Instructions: Step 1. Starting in bow pose, roll onto one sir while maintaing a hold on your ankles. Step 2. Hold for a few breaths, roll back into bow pose, and repeat on the ... Read More »

October 21, 2014 ·

Asanas

Hatha Yoga Side Bow (parsva dhanurasana)

Asana of the Week: Big Toe Bow (padangustha dhanurasana)

An advanced version of bow pose providing all the benefits plus increased flexibilty. English Name: Big Toe Bow Pose Sanskrit Name: Padangustha Dhanurasana Difficulty Level: 9 Start Position: Lying on Belly Instructions: Step 1. Place your hands on the floor under your shoulders. Straighten your arms into a back bend. Step 2. Bend both knees and stretch one arm overhead to ... Read More »

October 14, 2014 ·

Asanas

Hatha Yoga Big Tow Bow

Asana of the Week – Bow Pose

A challenging pose that stretches and strengthens the spine. English Name: Bow Pose Sanskrit Name: Dhanurasana Difficulty Level: 5 Start Position: Lying on Belly Instructions: Step 1. Bend your knees and grab your feet or ankles with your hands. Step 2. Kick your feet back, lifting your thighs and chest off the floor. Step 3. Hold for a few ... Read More »

October 7, 2014 ·

Asanas

Hatha Yoga Bow Pose