Cock (Kukkutasana)

Difficulty Level : 8 Start Position : Lotus

Eight Angle (Astavakrasana)

Difficulty Level : 7 Start Position : Easy Sitting

Bow (Dhanurasana)

Difficulty Level : 5 Start Position : Lying On Belly

Firefly (Tittibhasana)

Difficulty Level : 7 Start Position : Garland I

Peacock (Mayurasana)

Difficulty Level : 8 Start Position : Kneeling Pose

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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 ·


6th Anniversary In Print

2018 marks the 6th anniversary Hatha Yoga Asanas has been in print. Thank you to everyone who bought a copy or follow this blog and Facebook page. Namaste  

February 17, 2018 ·

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Lotus (Padmasana)

No other pose is more closely associated with hatha yoga than Lotus pose (padmasana). Lotus is what hatha yoga is all about. Asana prepares the body to sit in Lotus for hours of meditation. Many Westerners associate asana with a physical workout to tone the body. Astanga and power yoga are just another way of ... Read More »

February 6, 2018 ·


Asana of the Month: Locust (Salabhasana)

Locusts have plagued mankind for thousands of years. It is the scourge of an agricultural society. Locust swarms can destroy crops in a matter of minutes. And yet, this pest was the inspiration for this intermediate hatha yoga pose that tones your abdomen and strengthens your back, arm and leg muscles. You’ll know within seconds ... Read More »

January 2, 2018 ·


Asana of the Month: Lion (Simhasana)

Lion pose may seem like one of the most embarrassing hatha yoga poses you can perform. Many yoga classes, especially vinyasa or power yoga,  skip this simple but beneficial pose. It’s hard for most Westerners to believe sitting on your knees and sticking your tongue out can have any physical or mental benefits, but this ... Read More »

December 5, 2017 ·


Asana of the Month: Side Reclining Leg Lift (Anantasana)

Side reclining Leg Lift stretches your hamstring increasing leg  and hip flexibility. It also strengthens leg and arm muscles. If your flexibility is limited, use a strap for a gentle variation. Place the strap over the sole of your foot and lift your leg as high as it feels comfortable. You can maintain gentle pressure on ... Read More »

November 7, 2017 ·


Asana of the Month: Extended Leg Lift (Urdhva Prasarita Padmasana)

Extended Leg Lift looks simple, but in a few seconds you’ll discover how  flexible or inflexible your body really is. Like all yoga poses, don’t despair if you can’t lift your legs perpendicular to the floor or place both arms flat on the floor above your your head. Increased flexibility will come with time and ... Read More »

October 3, 2017 ·


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 ·


20 Minute Guided Vinyasa Yoga Video

In 2013, I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Los Angeles, California yoga teacher Syann Stevens. On a warm day at Venice Beach we shot a 10 minute vinyasa yoga video featuring many common hatha yoga poses. That video, without narration, had over 25,000 views. Almost four years later, we collaborated to produce ... Read More »

August 27, 2017 ·


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 ·


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