Practice: Baby Bakasana (Baby Crow Pose)

Possibly the smallest arm balance ever; baby Bakasana builds strength in the upper body and core, without that fear of face-planting that the traditional Bakasana carries. Oh yes…. And it’s fun! (No, this isn’t the most traditional of poses – you probably won’t find this particular asana in Iyengar’s ‘Light On Yoga’, but it’s alwaysContinue reading “Practice: Baby Bakasana (Baby Crow Pose)”

Practice: Svarga Dvidasana (Bird Of Paradise Pose)

Svarga Dvidasana requires a combination of steadiness (sthira) and ease (sukha); the steadiness to maintain a lengthened spine and strong balance, and the ease to open the hips and extend the top leg to it’s full potential. No matter how ‘difficult’ a pose seems, there is always a level we can take it to thatContinue reading “Practice: Svarga Dvidasana (Bird Of Paradise Pose)”

Practice: Camatkarasana (Wild Thing)

Camatkarasana or ‘wild thing’ is an expansive, energising and FUN backbend. If you’re planning on practicing Urdhva Dhanurasana (full wheel) then this is a good option to warm up with. Wild thing is also not-so-elegantly named ‘flip the dog’ sometimes…. You may need to open the hips a little before ‘flipping’ in to the pose,Continue reading “Practice: Camatkarasana (Wild Thing)”