Practice: Anjaneyasana Variation (IT band & hip opener!)

Tension in and around the hips can contribute to a lot of other issues within the body: lower back pain, knee troubles, poor posture, and even referred pain down in the feet or all the way up in the neck can all be linked back to imbalances within the muscles of the hips. No matterContinue reading “Practice: Anjaneyasana Variation (IT band & hip opener!)”

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: Shishulasana (Dolphin Pose)

One of the best asanas for strengthening the upper body – in particular, the shoulder girdle and serratus anterior muscles – Dolphin is the gateway to inversions such as sirsasana (headstand), Pincha Mayurasana (Forearm balance) and Adho Mukha Vrksasana (Handstand).While many people assume yoga to be ‘all about flexibility’, some of the more profound benefitsContinue reading “Practice: Shishulasana (Dolphin Pose)”