Pose of the Week Guide: Legs Up The Wall Pose

Pose of the Week Guide: Legs Up The Wall Pose

Take a load off with this amazing asana, legs up the wall pose viparita karini. You may try this pose in a deep stretch and relaxation class, or at the end of a practice when your instructor decides to show you some extra love. Even when you’re not in the studio, this...
Pose of the Week Guide: Pointer Pose

Pose of the Week Guide: Pointer Pose

Pointer pose or bird-dog pose, parsa balasana, is a great way to workout your core, challenge your balance, and strengthen your back all in one move!  Benefits:  Strengthens the abdominals and hip flexors. Improves posture, balance, and helps to alleviate lower back...
Pose of the Week Guide: Extended Puppy Pose

Pose of the Week Guide: Extended Puppy Pose

If child’s pose and downward-facing dog were to merge into one pose, puppy pose uttana shishosana, would be it. This pose is also known as melting heart pose, because in addition to being a fantastic stretch, puppy dog pose is great for creating calm and releasing...
Pose of the Week Guide: Standing Forward Fold Pose

Pose of the Week Guide: Standing Forward Fold Pose

So many people are under the misconception that in order to do yoga, you need to be able to touch your toes. Of course, most people don’t start with the ability to reach all the way down, but with practice, you’ll find yourself getting a little closer with every...
Pose of the Week Guide: Warrior I Pose

Pose of the Week Guide: Warrior I Pose

Warrior I pose, or virabhadrasana I, is a fairly standard yoga pose that may be featured in a typical yoga-based freedom flow class. This pose, and the others in the warrior family, are great foundational yoga poses that help work on balance, body awareness, and...
Pose of the Week Guide: Straddle Headstand Pose

Pose of the Week Guide: Straddle Headstand Pose

We’ve done other variations of headstand in our pose of the week, but this time we’re adding a some straddle legs. For this week’s guide, we’re going to go through the tripod variation of headstand, rather than the bound version. Benefits:  Strengthens the core,...

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