Pose of the Week Guide: Pointer Pose/Bird Dog 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: Three-Legged Dog Pose

If you’ve ever taken a freedom flow class at one of our studios, then you’ve probably come into three-legged dog pose, eka pada adho mukha svanasana. This pose, sometimes called one-legged downward facing dog pose, is a great stretch and a challenge for your balance. ...

Pose of the Week Guide: Upward-Facing Dog Pose

Last week, we got into cobra pose, bhujangasana, which is very similar to upward-facing dog pose, urdvha mukha svanasana, our pose of the week for this week. You might see this pose in a vinyasa sequence during a freedom flow class.  Benefits:  Stretches the chest,...

Pose of the Week Guide: Cobra Pose

If you’ve taken a freedom flow class, then you’ve probably come into cobra pose bhujangasana, or a variation of it.. This backbend can be easily adapted for your level of back flexibility, and provides a great stretch. Even if you can’t make it to the studio, this is...

Pose of the Week Guide: Warrior III Pose

Warrior II Pose or virabhadrasana II, is a foundational yoga pose that you’ll see a lot in a yoga flow class. This pose is great for strengthening the body, but also the mind, as it helps you to tap into your inner warrior.  Benefits:  Strengthens the legs, stretches...

Pose of the Week Guide: Goddess Pose

Channel your inner goddess with utkata konasana. This pose is great for harnessing strength and power and is a heck of a workout in one pose!  Benefits:  Strengthens legs and core, as well as the back and arms. Stretches the hips and groin.  How to: Begin in mountain...

Pose of the Week Guide: Dancer’s Pose

One of the most instaworthy yoga poses is Dancer’s Pose or natarajasana, and for good reason. It’s beautiful and elegant and makes for some amazing photos. Try this pose for yourself and then snap a photo and tag us @oxygenyogaandfitness so we can see! Benefits:...

Pose of the Week Guide: Tree Pose

One of the most familiar poses associated with yoga is tree pose. Easily modified for every flexibility level, tree pose or vrksasana, is a beautiful and grounding asana.  Benefits:  Strengthens the legs, helps with balance and grounding. Stretches the thighs, groin,...

Pose of the Week Guide: Eight Angle Pose

Tap into your inner balance, strength, and flexibility with eight-angle pose astavakrasana. While this pose looks like an impossible balancing pretzel, it is a lot less involved than it appears at first. There are multiple ways to get into those pose and we’re going...

Pose of the Week Guide: Headstand with Butterfly Pose

We’ve already done one variation of headstand in our pose of the week, but this time we’re adding a little extra flourish with butterfly legs bada konasana. For this week’s guide, we’re going to go through the bound or supported variation of headstand salamba...

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Forest bathing and Live Music Flow – Chilliwack

Forest bathing and Live Music Flow – Chilliwack

FOREST BATHING & LIVE MUSIC FLOW    With September comes many things! The beautiful change of colours in our trees, the colder air, and more rain! We have decided to move the location of our LIVE MUSIC YOGA class to the Chilliwack Community Forest! That way, rain...

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Ridge Meadows Yoga Fundraiser

Ridge Meadows Yoga Fundraiser

Join us in the beautiful Marv Jones Honda showroom for an evening of yoga, fun, and relaxation with our friends from Oxygen Yoga & Fitness - you won't want to miss this 'Yoga Dealer' event! We've got swag bags for the first 100 registrations. Light refreshments...

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Pose of the Week Guide: Handstand Pose

Pose of the Week Guide: Handstand Pose

Oh the elusive handstand! Many people make this pose a goal for themselves, believing it to be the pinnacle of yogi strength. But it’s not just body strength required to master this pose, as your mind and the fear of falling is a big obstacle in getting into adho...

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Pose of the Week Guide: Monkey Pose

Pose of the Week Guide: Monkey Pose

Monkey pose, hanumanasana, is an intimidating pose as most people will immediately say that they can’t do the splits. This pose is easily modifiable, and a great pose to set as a long term goal for your personal practice. Make sure you are properly warmed up before...

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Pose of the Week Guide: Frog Pose

Pose of the Week Guide: Frog Pose

One of the most hated and most loved deep stretch poses is frog pose, mandukasana. This intensive hip stretch is a great way to end a practice after your body is warmed up and ready for a stretch as deep as this.  Benefits:  Opens the hips, groin, and inner thighs....

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Pose of the Week Guide: Dolphin Pose

Pose of the Week Guide: Dolphin Pose

Dolphin pose, or ardha pincha mayurasana, is a great strengthening pose that you’ll see as part of a more advanced yoga practice. This pose is a great prep for some insta-worthy arm balances, but it can be modified to suit any level.  Benefits:  Calms the brain and...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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