Practice: Supta Baddha Konasana / Supine Bound Angle Pose

  Supta = ‘Supine’    Baddha = ‘Bound’    Kona = ‘Angle’    Asana = ‘Posture’   A great way to passively release tension from the hips, Supta Baddha Konasana primarily opens the psoas and the inner thighs (adductor muscles). The hips are a central and important place to maintain in good health; for women,Continue reading “Practice: Supta Baddha Konasana / Supine Bound Angle Pose”

Practice: Eka Pada Raj Kapotasana

Eka = One       Pada = foot       Raja = King or ‘royal’       Kapota = Pigeon       Asana = Pose or ‘seat’   A pretty deep hip-opener; pigeon pose can feel like a great stretch for some, but torture for others…. The hips are usually linked to a place in which we store a lot of emotional tensionContinue reading “Practice: Eka Pada Raj Kapotasana”

Practice: Kurmasana (Tortoise Pose)

Kurmasana, or ‘tortoise pose’, carries with it that sense of inward focus, much like a tortoise drawing in to it’s shell. When we begin to focus more on what’s going on inside, we deepen our yoga practice and learn to cultivate ‘pratyahara’ or ‘sense withdrawal’, one of the eight limbs of yoga, laid out inContinue reading “Practice: Kurmasana (Tortoise Pose)”