yoga asanas

Alanasana – Crescent Lunge

This beautiful, expressive pose, is a soft heart opener and is often used in sequences as a transitional asana, especially during Surya Namaskar (sun salutation) variations. Alanasana is a pose to encourage balance within the physical body: heart, doshas, organ systems as well as within the astral body: chakras, nadis and it works to expand Continue Reading...

Urdva Dhanurasana – Upward Facing Bow Pose

Urdva Dhanurasana is one of Hatha Yoga’s complete poses which means, that it affects every one of the 7 chakra systems of the body.  As it is a backbend, it is extremely powerful as a heart opener and energizer for the body.  Rather than a caffeine boost mid-afternoon try 3-5 repetitions of this pose. Step Continue Reading...

Bakasana – Crane Pose

Bakasana – Crane Pose This pose is often referred to as Crow Pose, either way, it is a pose that opens the powerful root chakra energy center and is, therefore, a wonderful pose to ground and center. Bakasana develops wrist, arm and core strength whilst releasing the muscles of the upper back and groin. This Continue Reading...

Ustrasana – Camel Pose

Ustrasana – Camel Pose This deep heart and throat chakra opener also serves to strengthen muscles of the back whilst toning the abdominal organs and improving posture. This pose is deeply detoxifying and energetically it benefits someone who has trouble voicing their feelings or communicating with their true intentions. Step by Step yogajournal.com Kneel on Continue Reading...

Mayurasana – Fish Pose

Asana Of The Week: Matsyasana – Fish Pose Known as the counter pose to Sarvangasana (shoulder stand), Matsyasana or the Fish Pose is a heart and throat chakra opener.  With lower body traditionally practiced in Padmasana (lotus), this image shows the basic version of the pose. This pose is excellent for relieving anxiety and fatigue Continue Reading...

Stress Busting Sequence

From my feature in the YOGA MAGAZINE, May 2012 issue. Begin With: 4 rounds of Anuloma Viloma Pranayama then 5 Rounds Chandra Namaskar (Moon Salutation Sirsasana II – From Downward dog, exhale and walk feet in, place hands at 90-degree angle in line with chest, and place crown of head to mat. Bring knees to Continue Reading...
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