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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Chilliwack Yoga With A View

Chilliwack Yoga With A View

Oxygen Yoga & Fitness Chilliwack is known for offering fantastic yoga, fitness, and relaxation classes with the use of FAR Infrared Heat. Our members love getting together for their practice! What could be better than a yoga class? A yoga class with a gorgeous...

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Must Love Dogs

Must Love Dogs

Calling all the dog lovers out there! We’ve got a special opportunity to combine two of your great loves—dogs and yoga! Join Andreea at Oxygen Port Coquitlam for a fundraising power core & yoga class raising money for the Puerto Vallarta SPCA. After adopting two...

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Elements of Yoga: Perfect for Newbies!

Elements of Yoga: Perfect for Newbies!

Whether you are brand new to yoga, or have been attending classes for a while, this workshop will strengthen your understanding of form, while listening to the body and knowing when, why and how to modify a pose. Come dive deeper into yourself as well as your own yoga...

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Pose of the Week Guide: Mermaid Pose

Pose of the Week Guide: Mermaid Pose

Tap into your inner grace with mermaid pose, eka pada rajakapotasana. This insta-worthy pose will definitely challenge your flexibility, but it’s a fun challenge to add your asana list! Mermaid pose is technically a variation of king pigeon pose, with some small...

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Pose of the Week Guide: Elephant Trunk Pose

Pose of the Week Guide: Elephant Trunk Pose

If you want to feel powerful in an arm balance without getting into an inversion, then elephant trunk pose or eka hasta bhujasana (one-leg-over-arm balance) is a great challenge for you! Benefits:  Strengthens the arms, shoulders and abdominals, opens hips, and...

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Pose of the Week Guide: Fallen Angel Pose

Pose of the Week Guide: Fallen Angel Pose

Fallen Angel is a fun arm balancing pose that is definitely challenging, but far more accessible than it looks at first glance. If you are strong with crow or side crow, fallen angel will probably be one that you can find yourself in much more easily than you think!...

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One Night Out

One Night Out

WE’RE SPENDING ONE NIGHT OUTSIDE IN SUPPORT OF VULNERABLE YOUTH On any given night there are between 500 and 1000 young people living on the streets in the Lower Mainland. Many youths are re-victimized on the streets, having fled one unsafe situation only to find...

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Pose of the Week Guide: Modified Chin Stand

Pose of the Week Guide: Modified Chin Stand

Chin Stand or Ganda Bherundasana can be an incredibly intimidating pose. In English it’s also called Formidable Face Pose, which is accurate, if you ask us! Putting your chin on the floor and getting your legs in the air, has many of us looking and going, No thank...

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Pose of the Week Guide: Chair Pose

Pose of the Week Guide: Chair Pose

Whenever somebody says that yoga is only stretching, we want to challenge them to hold chair pose, utkatasana, for 10 breaths and tell us that it’s “just a stretch”!  Benefits:  Strengthens the core, shoulders, butt, thighs, hips, and back. Opens the chest, stimulates...

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Pose of the Week Guide: Teddy Bear Pose

Pose of the Week Guide: Teddy Bear Pose

Taking a step back from last week’s pose of the week, headstand, we find ourselves at what we call teddy bear headstand or teddy bear pose. While this pose isn’t a “true yoga pose” it’s a great way to modify headstand until you’re ready to get yourself all the way...

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Pose of the Week Guide: Headstand Pose

Pose of the Week Guide: Headstand Pose

Inversions, like headstand, can be very intimidating poses. Being upside down can feel amazing but the idea of getting yourself into that position can feel downright frightening! Many worry that they will get hurt if they come into headstand, but preparing yourself...

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Pose of the Week Guide: Bow Pose

Pose of the Week Guide: Bow Pose

Bow pose, or dhanurasana, named after the bow of an archer, can be an intense backbend and heart-opening pose. It’s a beautiful pose that counteracts all the sitting hunched forward that we do, but it definitely requires some practice (and warming up!). Can you modify...

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