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Category: Pose

Visvamitra~The story behind this Sage

While touring his kingdom, King Visvamitra stopped by the hermitage of the sage Vasistha. Vasistha invited to king and his army to dine with him that evening. Visvamitra wasn’t expecting much of a meal and was surprised at the feast that was presented to…

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Reclining Twists

There are many ways to do twisting postures; in lunges, standing, seated, and laying down. The supine or reclining twists tend to be a little safer for people because of the support from the floor. A few of the more common twists are shown…

Sacroiliac Joints and Yoga

A number of people who practice yoga, especially women, develop pain in the sacroiliac (SI) joints. Some of the pain in women is structural – in women only two segments of the sacrum move with the pelvis while in men 3 do. This leads…

Living a Yogic Life

I recently received a beautiful gift of the Daily Greatness Yoga Journal. It’s a beautiful book (I have trouble writing in any book and especially one that’s so pretty so I need to work up to it lol). At the very front it ask…

Balasana ~ Child’s Pose

 When Krishna was a child he was playing with his brother Balaram in the courtyard near his home. He took a scoop of earth in his hand and ate it. Balaram went running home to tell his mother, Yashoda. He told her “Krishna is…

The Warrior in You

Virabhadrasana (Warrior) I, II and III In Myths of the Asanas by Alanna Kaivalya & Arjuna van der Kooij, the mythology behind the warrior poses I, II and III is described quite poetically. I’ll give you the abbreviated version. Sati was very much in…

Slow down and pay attention

What is your body trying to tell you? Try this short restorative yoga practice with meditation to help you determine just that. If you didn’t catch yesterday’s post about the solstice, see it here for a bit of context about slowing down this time of…

Rid yourself of upper back tension

If you’re like many people, sitting at a desk or driving a lot means upper back tension! Try this for getting a little more relaxed in those big back muscles.

Humble Warrior

I love the imagery that the term humble warrior evokes for me. There’s something very pure and honourable about it. Like a knight placing his sword down and genuflecting at the feet of his or her queen. The pose humble warrior is a version…

A Virtual Yoga Retreat