Practice: Supta Garudasana Variation

The word ‘Yoga’ doesn’t just mean ‘to unite’, ‘to connect’, or ‘to become whole’, it also has a counter-intuitive meaning; ‘to separate’, or more accurately; ‘to dis-entangle’. While this asana variation presents itself as a core-strengthener (and a pretty good one at that), by practicing postures like these, we can use them as a physicalContinue reading “Practice: Supta Garudasana Variation”

Practice: Parivrtta Prasarita Padottanasana Variation

Parivrtta = ‘Revolved’      Prasarita = ‘Spread’, ‘Expanded’, or ‘Wide apart’      Pada = ‘Foot’      Ut = ‘Intense’      Tan = ‘To Stretch’      Asana = ‘Posture’, or ‘Seat’       This name literally translates as ‘spread out feet intense stretch’ so it does exactly what it says on the tin…. The practiceContinue reading “Practice: Parivrtta Prasarita Padottanasana Variation”

Practice: Parighasana / ‘Gate Pose’

Parigha = An iron bar used for locking a gate                   Asana = Posture The word expansion is used a lot in Yoga practice, and it can really mean a lot of different things to each of us…. When we think about expanding the body – thisContinue reading “Practice: Parighasana / ‘Gate Pose’”

Practice: Parivrtta Upavistha Konasana

  When it comes to feeling that sense of opening, expanding and lengthening the body, Parivrtta Upavistha Konasana is one of those postures which can really help satisfy that sensation. Lengthening the calf muscles and hamstrings, while opening the rib cage and hips – this posture also teaches us a valuable lesson about the balanceContinue reading “Practice: Parivrtta Upavistha Konasana”