Practice: Ashta Chandrasana Variation (Preparation For Urdvha Dhanurasana)

Many of us have one or two postures that are relatively simple, yet due to our individual anatomy, it seems ‘impossible’ to practice with any comfort whatsoever…. Take Gomukhasana for example: this posture looks quite accessible from the outside, but it’s often incredibly uncomfortable and even out of the question for a lot of people,Continue reading “Practice: Ashta Chandrasana Variation (Preparation For Urdvha Dhanurasana)”

Practice: Anjaneyasana (Back-Bending Variation)

When it comes to backbends, there’s a lot more to it than just bending backwards…. In order to find the healthiest backbend for our own body, it’s important to open up, lengthen, strengthen and release all the other areas that might be restricting us from getting into a backbend that is truly beneficial for us.Continue reading “Practice: Anjaneyasana (Back-Bending Variation)”

Practice: Setu Bandhasana (Bridge Pose)

Setu = ‘bridge’ or ‘dam’ Bandha = ‘lock’ or ‘bind’ Asana = ‘posture’ or ‘pose’ Backbends are brilliant for counteracting our habits of slouching, collapsing the chest and generally closing ourselves off from the world all day. Having our bodies and hearts open is something which can often be subconsciously a little scary. To openContinue reading “Practice: Setu Bandhasana (Bridge Pose)”

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)”