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Knees to Chest Pose (Apanasana)

By |2019-02-27T14:01:38+00:00February 27th, 2019|Categories: Yoga Poses|Tags: , , , , , , |

This pose is great for low back pain - it feels like a massage on the muscles surrounding your sacrum.  The sacrum is the triangular shaped bone that connects your spine to your pelvis, and the muscles can be short and tight because of bad posture. This pose also helps to relieve gas and indigestion, [...]

Resting Pose (Savasana)

By |2019-02-15T01:26:31+00:00January 13th, 2019|Categories: Yoga Poses|Tags: , , , , , |

Savasana is a meditation and resting time, usually at the end of your practice that allows your body to integrate all the poses into your muscle memory. In this pose, you release all of your muscles from working - letting your body & mind relax. Relaxing your body & mind while staying awake shuts OFF [...]

Tree Pose (Vrksasana)

By |2019-02-15T01:27:49+00:00January 3rd, 2019|Categories: Yoga Poses|Tags: , , , |

Tree pose is a beginner balance yoga pose because there are so many modifications that can be made for this pose to fit your level of flexibility and balance. This pose can strengthen legs and improve balance. You can practice tree pose at any time during your practice or even during your day to bring [...]

Standing Forward Bend (Uttanasana)

By |2019-02-15T01:29:31+00:00January 2nd, 2019|Categories: Yoga Poses|Tags: , , , , , |

Standing forward bend, aka forward fold, has so many benefits.  Practicing this pose stretches the back, stretches the hamstrings, relieve neck and shoulder tension, stimulates the abdominal organs, and brings you back to a calm mind. This pose can be used at any time after a warm up.  If your muscles are not warm yet, [...]

Mountain Pose (Tadasana)

By |2019-02-15T01:30:43+00:00January 1st, 2019|Categories: Yoga Poses|Tags: , , , |

If you notice your shoulders rounding, mountain pose can improve posture by re-educating your muscles into a healthier posture. It can also strengthen weak legs.  Feeling your feet grounded to the floor and focusing on a slow, mindful breath can reduce anxiety.  You can practice mountain pose at any time during a practice or any [...]

Child’s Pose (Balasana)

By |2019-02-15T01:31:56+00:00December 29th, 2018|Categories: Yoga Poses|Tags: , , |

Child’s pose is a resting pose, a counter pose to backbends, and a gentle lower back stretch which can relieve back pain. For most people, this pose also promotes a feeling of safety and groundedness.  Practice this pose at any time during your yoga practice or use this any time during your day to relieve [...]

Sphinx Pose (Salamba Bhujangasana)

By |2019-02-15T01:33:10+00:00December 21st, 2018|Categories: Yoga Poses|Tags: , , , , |

Sphinx pose is the most gentle backbend. This pose can improve posture by counteracting the damage from “hunched” shoulders. It stretches the front of the body, including stretching tight hip flexors, and stimulates the abdominal organs, which can improve digestion. This pose can be practiced after some gentle Cat and Cow Pose to bring some [...]

Cat/Cow (Biralasana)

By |2019-02-15T01:14:09+00:00December 20th, 2018|Categories: Yoga Poses|Tags: , |

Cat and Cow Pose incorporates gentle flexion and extension of the spine, and this can improve back flexibility.  A calming effect takes over as you connect your breath and movement and can help reduce anxiety.  This pose can be practiced on its own or as a warm up to other poses, like backbends and forward [...]

Staff Pose (Dandasana)

By |2019-02-15T01:35:01+00:00December 19th, 2018|Categories: Yoga Poses|Tags: , , , , |

Staff pose can improve posture.  It helps to strengthen back muscles, stretch shoulder muscles, and stretch chest muscles.  It's also a great stretch for the back of the legs, particularly the hamstrings. This pose can be practiced alone or at any time during a practice. INSTRUCTIONS: ~Sit on the floor with your legs [...]

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