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Pose of the Week: Salamba Sirsasana

Pose of the Week: Salamba Sirsasana

  This week’s pose is Salamba Sirsasana. Salamba = with support (that is, using the arms), Sirs = head, Asana= pose/posture. We call it Headstand and some call it Head Balance. More info...

Pose of the Week: Sukasana/Swastikasana

Pose of the Week: Sukasana/Swastikasana

This week the pose is Sukhasana or alternatively named Swastikasana. Sukh= Easy. Swastika= good fortune or well-being, it is a sacred symbol of harmony in Hinduism and Buddhism. Asana= pose/posture. I refer to it as Easy Crossed Leg Position. More info...

Pose of the Week: Salamba Savangasana Part 2

Pose of the Week: Salamba Savangasana Part 2

This week the pose is Salamba Sarvangasana (Shoulderstand). PART 2: There’s more to be said…. More info...

Pose of the Week: Salamba Savangasana

Pose of the Week: Salamba Savangasana

This week the pose is Salamba Sarvangasana. Salamba= accompanied by a support or prop, Sarvang= all, whole, entire, complete, Anga= limb or body, and Asana= posture or pose. Therefore, the whole body benefits.  We know this pose as Shoulderstand. More info...

Pose of the Week: Supta Baddha Konasana

Pose of the Week: Supta Baddha Konasana

This week the pose is Supta Baddha Konasana. Supta=supine, lying down. Baddha=bound. Kona=angle. So it’s Supine bound angle pose. More info...

Pose of the Week: Ardha Chandrasana

Pose of the Week: Ardha Chandrasana

This week the pose is Ardha Chandrasana. Ardha = half and Chandra = moon. So this is the half moon pose. More info...

Pose of the Week: Parivrtta Trikonasana

Pose of the Week: Parivrtta Trikonasana

The pose of the week is Parivrtta Trikonasana. Parivrtta means to turn around or revolve and trikon means triangle. Asana means pose. Therefore, this is called the revolving triangle pose in English.  More info...

Pose of the Week: Utkatasana

Pose of the Week: Utkatasana

This week’s pose of the week is Utkatasana. Utkata in Sanskrit means “wild, frightening, above the usual, intense, gigantic, furious or heavy”.  In Light on Yoga, BKS Iyengar gives the definition: “powerful, fierce, uneven.”  It is often referred to as ‘Chair pose’. More info...

Pose of the Week: Virabhadrasana 2

Pose of the Week: Virabhadrasana 2

This week we are focusing on Virabhadrasana 2 - translated as Warrior Pose 2. As you may know there is also a first and a third version. Either love it or hate it, it’s intense. It’s static and in that duration of holding the asana, lots of thoughts take hold. Don’t they? What crosses your mind when you’re in it?   More info...

Pose of the Week: Vrksasana

Pose of the Week: Vrksasana

This week’s pose of the week is Vrksasana. Vrks means tree, so it’s tree pose. It’s a balancing pose. The main challenge in this pose is to find symmetry and balance in an asymmetrical posture. Last week we looked at the hip in Utthita Trikonasana (Extended Triangle pose).  It’s the same action in Vrksasana.   More info...

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