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.
Paschimottanasana (Seated Forward Fold)
Paschimottanasana is a complex and powerful posture, requiring balance between strength and flexibility, concentration and surrender.
Uttanasana (Standing Forward Bend)
The Uttanasana or Standing Forward Bend is one of the most fundamental asanas or poses in the practice of yoga. The pose is known to be a mild inversion, which is when the head is positioned below the heart.
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.