Celebrate International Yoga Day With Ekhart Yoga & 108 Sun Salutations

The practice of 108 sun salutations is traditionally done as an offering – i.e. it’s not about ‘what can I get out of this’, and rather – ‘how can I devote my intention and the energy of this practice towards something bigger than myself?’ Why 108? The number 108 has become an important symbolic number,Continue reading “Celebrate International Yoga Day With Ekhart Yoga & 108 Sun Salutations”

Saluting the Sun – Surya Namaskar A

Surya = ‘sun’ Namaskar = ‘Salutation’ from the word namas, meaning ‘to bow’   If you’re new to yoga, the sun salutation sequence is likely to be one of the first sequences you’ll learn – depending upon the style of yoga you choose to practice of course. If you’ve already been practicing for a longContinue reading “Saluting the Sun – Surya Namaskar A”

Practice: Ustrasana (Camel Pose)

A deep backbend when taken to its fullest potential; Ustrasana or ‘camel pose’ mimics the hump of a camel’s back. Backbends can tend to be a little daunting at first, because they’re the opposite action of what we’re now so accustomed to doing; rushing forward, hunching our shoulders, closing off and tensing up. Backbends? TheyContinue reading “Practice: Ustrasana (Camel Pose)”