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: 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”

Practice: Ardha Chandrasana (Half Moon Pose)

Ardha= ’half’ Chandra= ’shining’ often translated as ‘moon’ We may notice that most asanas are linked to nature and the natural cycles of the world around us. The opposites of day and night, calmness and activity, and heat and cool are also elements infused throughout yogic traditions, and the Sun and Moon are big themes often workedContinue reading “Practice: Ardha Chandrasana (Half Moon Pose)”

Practice: Parivrtta Surya Yantrasana (Compass Pose)

Parivrtta = revolved     Surya = Sun    Yantra = Instrument      Open your hips, hamstrings and shoulders in preparation to guide yourself in to compass pose. This pose requires patience, lots of warming up, and the ability to know the difference between listening to your body and listening to your ego. When we push ourselves inContinue reading “Practice: Parivrtta Surya Yantrasana (Compass Pose)”