‘Success’ isn’t something we often discuss in a Yoga class, so what were the ancient Yogis talking about when they provided us with knowledge of the 6 Keys To Success In Hatha Yoga? Click below to read a recent blog post I wrote about this for EkhartYoga.com!
Parivrtta = “To Turn” / “To Revolve” Trikona = Three Angle or Triangle Asana = Posture The New year has probably seen a lot of Yoga classes practicing a series of twists, and there’s good reason for it…. Physically, twists promote detoxification and stimulation of the kidneys and liver (so if you’re hungoverContinue reading “Practice: Parivrtta Trikonasana (Revolved Triangle Pose)”
The habit of holding our breath when we enter a balancing posture mirrors the habit of holding our breath in difficult life situations. When things get a little wobbly – physically and metaphorically – it’s our breath that is the first thing to respond…. The Yoga Sutras say that the aim of Yoga is ‘chittaContinue reading “Practice: Garudasana Preparation / Eage Pose Preparation”
Also known as ‘lazy angle’ by the brilliant Taylor Harkness, this variation of parsva konasana helps to give a deeper opening to the front hip, while simultaneously opening up the muscles of the chest, shoulders and upper back. Taking the traditional postures and playing with them to see how our bodies respond is something thatContinue reading “Practice: Parsva Konasana Variation / Side Angle Variation / ‘Lazy Angle’”
Utthita = Extended Parsva = Side Kona = Angle Asana = Posture Yoga postures are a lot more than they appear to be on the outside. To anyone looking into a yoga class of people moving from strange shape to even stranger shape, it may seem absurd as to why we would choose this practice.Continue reading “Practice Utthita Parsvakonasana”
Accessible to most of us; Virabhadrasana 2 is one of the most widely used standing postures in many yoga sequences. The name of this asana is derived from ‘Virabhadra’, a mythical warrior created from a lock of the God, Shiva’s hair. (In Indian philosophy, Shiva represents the ‘higher self’ / ‘the true universal energy’.) ShivaContinue reading “Practice: Virabhadrasana 2”