Tag: Core

  • Compassionately Understanding the Unique Challenges of Everyone’s Body

    Compassionately Understanding the Unique Challenges of Everyone’s Body

    It is important that as teachers and practitioners we make the effort to understand why certain poses may feel more difficult for certain people and how we can best serve their individual needs. With an open heart and mindful attention, we can create a safe and supportive environment for everyone’s unique healing.

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  • Matsyasana (Fish Pose)

    Matsyasana (Fish Pose)

    Poses such as Matsyasana hold a special place in the practice of yoga and provide a powerful and transformative experience for practitioners. By unlocking the depths of this potent postural shape, practitioners can begin to transform their physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.

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  • Ardha Purvottanasana (Reverse Table Top)

    Ardha Purvottanasana (Reverse Table Top)

    The brilliant Ardha Purvottanasana, also known as Reverse Table Top or Reverse Plank, is found in Hatha Yoga Pradipika. This pose is well known for being an energizer and for how it can help to build up strength, stability and suppleness.

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  • Dhanurasana (Bow Pose)

    Dhanurasana (Bow Pose)

    The Bow Pose is a challenging asana that can be practiced by yogis of all levels. Its physical and spiritual benefits are many and should be taken advantage of for greater health, wellness and enlightenment.

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  • Utkatasana (Chair Pose)

    Utkatasana (Chair Pose)

    Utkatasana is an incredibly powerful and complex posture that offers physical, mental and emotional benefits. To get the most out of this yogic pose, it’s essential to practice regularly, experiment with different variations, understand the fundamentals of biomechanics and consciously work on achieving proper form.

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  • Vrikshasana (Tree Pose)

    Vrikshasana (Tree Pose)

    By delving into the depths of the Tree Pose, we are able to discover the unique power of this cornerstone of the Yogic practice. In doing so, we can unlock a profound understanding of how the body can be used as a tool lift us up and out of the physical realm, accessing the deeper wisdom of the spiritual realities.

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  • Bhujangasana (Cobra)

    Bhujangasana (Cobra)

    Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose), derived from Sanskrit words, literally translating to meaning ‘snake’, is a classic yoga pose popularly practiced within Hatha yoga and significantly used within Vinyasa sequences as a lift from the mat. It is a calming and grounding posture which helps to revitalize the body, unwind the mind, and enhance flexibility. While it […]

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  • Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog)

    Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog)

    Adho Mukha Svanasana, more commonly referred to as Downward-Facing Dog Pose, is a foundational yoga posture included in almost every yoga practice. The name comes from the Sanskrit words adho (“downward”), mukha (“face”), svana (“dog”), and asana (“pose”). It has been part of yoga practice for centuries and is firmly established in the Hatha yoga tradition.

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