Yoga Benefits

Asana of the Month: Half Lord of the Fishes (ardha matsyendrasana)

Half Lord of the Fishes pose works every part of your body. There are many variations. If you cannot do the pose as shown, you can do a gentle variation (see photo below) placing your right hand on the floor behind your back and rest your left arm over your right knee with your hand ... Read More »

May 1, 2018 ·

Asanas

Reduce Chronic Pain With Yoga

Studies show that 1 out of 5 Americans taking yoga classes is older than 60. One of the advantages of yoga is it can be practiced by people of all ages and with a wide variety of health issues. You don’t have to have the endurance of an athlete or rock hard abs to practice ... Read More »

April 19, 2018 ·

General Information

Asana of the Month: Easy Sitting (Sukhasana)

Easy sitting looks like a very simple pose. But, many people are not flexible enough to have both knees contacting the floor. If you are one of them, it is not a problem. Unlike other physical activities, yoga is not about no pain – no gain. Pain is your bodies way of telling you you ... Read More »

April 3, 2018 ·

Asanas

Asana of the Month Looking Within (Sanmukhi Mudra)

Looking Within uses the leg placement of Lotus pose while using both hands to block sight and sound. Instead of a mudra resting both hands on your knees, legs, or below the abdomen, your hands cover your eyes blocking out visual stimulus and your thumbs are placed in the ear canal or over the ear canal ... Read More »

March 6, 2018 ·

Asanas

Asana of The Month: One-leg Revolved Headstand (parivrttaikapada sirsasana)

One-leg Revolved headstand is a variation of Supported Headstand with many of the same physical and mental benefits. Always obtain profession instruction form a certified yoga instructor before attempting headstands to avoid neck injuries. Caution: Inverted poses may increase eye pressure. Read More. English Name: One-leg Revolved Headstand Sanskrit Name: Parivrttaikapada Sirsasana Difficulty Level: 6 Start Position: Supported ... Read More »

September 5, 2017 ·

Asanas

Asana of The Month: One Leg Inverted Staff (eka pada viparita dandasana)

One Leg Inverted Staff pose provides the same physical and mental benefits as wheel pose with slightly increased difficulty. People with glaucoma should use caution and talk to their eye doctor about the the possibility of increased eye pressure doing this pose. English Name: One Leg Inverted Staff Sanskrit Name: Eka Pada Viparita Dandasana Difficulty Level: 7 ... Read More »

August 1, 2017 ·

Asanas

Asana of the Month

Asana of the Month: Wheel (urdhva dhanurasana)

Wheel pose, also know as upward-facing bow, is a challenging back bend that strengthens the arms, legs, back, and abdomen. While usually classified as a backward bending pose, people with glaucoma should use caution and talk to their eye doctor about the the possibility of increased eye pressure doing this pose. English Name: Wheel Alternate English ... Read More »

July 4, 2017 ·

Asanas

Asana of The Month: Intense Three-Limb Stretch (trianga mukhaikapada paschimottanasana)

Intense Three-Limb Stretch is a moderately difficult pose that stretches and strengthens your back, arms, and legs. While it provides numerous physical and mental benefits, do not force yourself into the pose. If you lack the flexibility to clasp your hands in front of your feet, you can place a strap around your foot holding on ... Read More »

June 6, 2017 ·

Asanas

Asana of The Month: Inclined Plane (purvottanasana)

Staff Pose is the start position for Inclined Plane. Inclined Plane strengths your arms, legs and core while improving balance. Do not attempt this pose if you have back, leg, neck, or arm injury. English Name: Inclined Plane Sanskrit Name: Purvottanasana Difficulty Level: 4 Start Position: Staff Instructions: Step 1. Walk your hands back with your fingers pointing towards ... Read More »

May 2, 2017 ·

Asanas

Asana of The Month: Horse Face (vatayanasana)

This moderately difficult pose resembles the face of a horse. It strengthens and stretches the legs, arms and back, but can be too intense for people with arm or leg pain or injuries, or who have difficulty getting into or sitting in lotus pose. English Name: Horse Face Sanskrit Name: Vatayanasana Difficulty Level: 7 Start Position: Kneeling Instructions: ... Read More »

April 4, 2017 ·

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