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,...
Pose of the Week Guide: Exalted Warrior Pose

Pose of the Week Guide: Exalted Warrior Pose

Exalted Warrior pose or viparita virabhadrasana, is our pose of the week and it’s definitely a favourite in a flow class. This pose has many names, Reverse Warrior, Sun Warrior, Exalted Warrior–but whatever you call it, it’s a great pose for channeling strength...

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