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Tag: bandhas

Backbending 101

There are a lot of backbending poses in yoga. I mean a lot, a lot! Sometimes we don’t even consider that we are doing a backbend such as in warrior I, other times it’s pretty obvious like in camel. No matter how big or…

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Bakasana ~ Crane Pose

One of the first arm balancing poses typically taught in a yoga asana class is bakasana, the crane, also known as crow pose. Arm balancing is scary for many people. The first time you take both feet from the floor and put your weight…

Natarajasana ~ Lord of the Dance

Nataraj is one of the persona of Shiva. In this guise he is portrayed as a rather imposing figure standing atop a small midget,¬†surrounded by a ring of fire with snakes around his neck. This form of Shiva is about destruction. He beats a…

Titibasana ~ Firefly Pose

I was practicing titibasana today and thought I’d do a post on it. It’s one of my favourite poses (I love arm balancing!). This pose requires a strong core and you need to know how to engage it. It’s important to know how to…