Practice: Vrksasana / Tree Pose

Vrksa = Tree   Asana = Posture (Pronounced “Vrik-shaas-ana”) A recognisable posture to most people, vrksasana or ‘tree pose’ is probably one of the first balancing postures you’ll learn in a class. While it looks simple enough, this posture works not only to improve our sense of balance, but it helps to open the hip, andContinue reading “Practice: Vrksasana / Tree Pose”

Practice: Natarajasana (Dancer Pose)

A little more difficult than balancing poses such as vrksasana (tree pose). Natarajasana cultivates (and requires) lots of concentration and balance – as well as a big opening in the hips and quadriceps!   Nataraja is said to be the ‘king of the dancers’, representing Shiva – who’s rhythmic play is thought to have createdContinue reading “Practice: Natarajasana (Dancer Pose)”