Practice: Virabhadrasana 3 Variation

  Vira = ‘Hero’      Bhadra = ‘Friend’      Asana = ‘Seat’ / ‘Posture’ (Featured: Leggings by Long Live Legs) Balancing isn’t everyone’s favourite part of a Yoga class…. The biggest concern isn’t usually about hurting our bodies if we fall or wobble, it’s more about bruising the ego if anyone sees usContinue reading “Practice: Virabhadrasana 3 Variation”

Practice: Flying Eagle Transition (Garudasana & Virabhadrasana 3)

Garudasana is often known as ‘eagle pose’, however the word ‘Garuda’ doesn’t literally translate as ‘eagle’. As I mentioned in last week’s post the Sanskrit language doesn’t just describe or name an object, it actually holds the essence of the very thing it’s describing. ‘Garuda’ more closely means ‘devourer’, ‘devourer of serpents’, or ‘all-consuming fireContinue reading “Practice: Flying Eagle Transition (Garudasana & Virabhadrasana 3)”

Practice: Virabhadrasana 3 / Warrior 3

Not my favourite posture, I’ll admit! Virabhadrasana 3 or Warrior 3 represents another aspect of the warrior Virabhadra in Indian mythology. (For just a little more detail on Virabhadrasana, click HERE). This asana is brilliant for strengthening the intrinsic muscles of the feet, the ankles, legs, hips and abdominal muscles, while testing our balance and will-power!Continue reading “Practice: Virabhadrasana 3 / Warrior 3”