Practice: Parivrtta Anjaneyasana Variation / Revolved Low Lunge Variation

Parivrtta = ‘revolved’  Anjaneyasana = Often known as ‘crescent pose’ or ‘crescent moon’, or less poetically as – ‘low lunge’ Twists are very much the group of postures we make much more difficult for ourselves than they need to be. Physically pushing towards a deeper twist usually directs more force into one particular part of the spine, whichContinue reading “Practice: Parivrtta Anjaneyasana Variation / Revolved Low Lunge Variation”

Practice: Parivrtta Prasarita Padottanasana Variation

Parivrtta = ‘Revolved’      Prasarita = ‘Spread’, ‘Expanded’, or ‘Wide apart’      Pada = ‘Foot’      Ut = ‘Intense’      Tan = ‘To Stretch’      Asana = ‘Posture’, or ‘Seat’       This name literally translates as ‘spread out feet intense stretch’ so it does exactly what it says on the tin…. The practiceContinue reading “Practice: Parivrtta Prasarita Padottanasana Variation”

Practice: Parivrtta Ardha Chandrasana

 Parivrtta = ‘Revolved’    Ardha = ‘Half’    Chandra = ‘Moon’    Asana = ‘Posture’ or ‘Seat’  Parivrtta Ardha Chandrasana or ‘revolved half moon pose’, is a challenging combination of twisting and balancing, which also requires a lot of core strength and focus. Balancing really requires us to be totally present and self-aware, and is alsoContinue reading “Practice: Parivrtta Ardha Chandrasana”

Practice: Ardha Matsyendrasana / Half Lord Of The Fishes Pose

Ardha = ‘Half’    Matsya = ‘Fish’    Eendra = ‘King’    Asana = ‘Posture’ or ‘Seat’ This asana is named after the great Yogi Matsyendranath Ardha Matsyendrasana is a pretty deep spinal twist in its full expression, but it’s how we approach and prepare for the posture that really makes the difference in howContinue reading “Practice: Ardha Matsyendrasana / Half Lord Of The Fishes Pose”

Practice: Parivrtta Utkatasana (Revolved Chair Pose)

Parivrtta = ‘Revolved’       Utkata = ‘Wild’, ‘Frightening’, ‘Intense’, ‘Furious’ Utkatasana is known by many other names, such as ‘fierce pose’, ‘fiery angle pose’, ‘powerful pose’, ‘lightening bolt pose’, ‘chair pose’, ‘hazardous pose’, ‘awkward pose’…. So you already know it’s not exactly a posture you’re going to fall asleep in…. While this posture isContinue reading “Practice: Parivrtta Utkatasana (Revolved Chair Pose)”

Practice: Parivrtta Ashta Chandrasana Variation / Revolved High Lunge Variaton

Parivrtta = ‘turned’ or ‘revolved’    Ashta = ‘Eight’    Chandra = ‘Moon’ ‘Revolved Eight Point Crescent Moon Variation’ Ashta chandrasana (often referred to as ‘high lunge’) is a posture we’re likely to practice in many dyamic, flow-style classes, and is one that can become familiar and comfortable in a short amount of time when practiced consistently. Once we’veContinue reading “Practice: Parivrtta Ashta Chandrasana Variation / Revolved High Lunge Variaton”

Practice – Parivrtta Adho Mukha Svanasana (Revolved Downward Facing Dog)

parivrtta = ‘revolved’   adho = ‘downward’ from the Sanskrit word adhas meaning ‘down’   mukha = face   svana = ‘dog’   asana = ‘posture’, or ‘seat’ Downward Facing Dog is a posture many people have heard of even if they  don’t practice physical yoga – and you’ve likely found yourself here many, many times if you practiceContinue reading “Practice – Parivrtta Adho Mukha Svanasana (Revolved Downward Facing Dog)”

Practice: Parivrtta Trikonasana (Revolved Triangle Pose)

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)”

Practice: Parivrtta Hasta Padangusthasana (Revolved Hand To Big Toe Pose)

 A balancing pose which requires deep focus in order to hold for a sustained amount of time, and encourages honesty when navigating your way to the fullest expression of the asana that your body will allow you to reach today. With a combination of balancing and twisting; Parivrtta Hasta Padangusthasana does a good job of quietening theContinue reading “Practice: Parivrtta Hasta Padangusthasana (Revolved Hand To Big Toe Pose)”

What Makes A Well-Rounded Yoga Practice?

For anyone who hasn’t already seen it, here’s an extra offering for you this week…. Make sure you’re getting the most out of your own yoga practice by covering all the areas I discuss in an article recently published by YogaMoo.com! CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE ONLINE