Archive for January, 2015

Low Chair Pose with Deep Hip Opener

Low Chair Pose with Deep Hip Opener:  Looking at a non moving spot, a gaze or drishti will help with this balancing and strengthening pose.  Lower slowly touching the ground or mat with fingertips as needed until you find your balance. Practice pose on both sides; hold the pose for a few breaths and feel

Bird of Paradise

Bird of Paradise, in Sanskrit is Svarga Dvijasana- strengthens the hips, pelvis, and quadriceps; lengthens the hamstrings and releases calves; tones the legs; opens the shoulders; challenges your balance. Variation: keep floating leg as bent as needed. Engage core & leg muscles at all times. Recipe of the week: Easy Hummus- 1 can of white

Plank Variation

The above pose is a variation of plank; in Sanskrit it’s called low Chaturanga Dandasana. It engages, challenges, and strengthens various muscles because various groups of muscles are involved and challenged: neck, shoulders, biceps, triceps, abdominal muscles, legs… Concentration skills on holding the pose longer each time and adding challenging variations, strengthens one mentally as

Mountain Pose

In Mountain pose, add a little back bend once you tuck the tail bone under and squeeze your gluteal muscles, then open up the pectoral muscles and your heart, reaching your arms back into reverse prayer/namaste or just reach towards opposite elbows. Simply take in a few deep long breaths through the nose and exhale

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