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Tag: yoga poses

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…

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Paschimottanasana ~ Seated Forward bend

T’is the season for…..stress!!! For a lot of people anyway. Hopefully you aren’t one of those people that feel stress before the holiday season, but if you’re like a lot of people your social life has amped up to an uncomfortable level, you aren’t…

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…

Get Twisted!

Yoga Asana (poses) always have benefits beyond the typical ‘get flexible or strong’. Today I’m going to share some of the benefits of twisting poses. There are a wide variety of twisting poses that can be done – some extreme, some gentle – and…

Adho Mukha Svanasasa ~ Downward Facing Dog

Downward facing dog is a pose that you see in just about every yoga class. It isn’t always done effectively or safely though. When I teach this pose in class I tend to say the same thing each time: arms shoulder width apart, wrist…

Vrksasana ~ Tree Pose

There is a great deal of symbolism in vrksasana, tree pose. Trees stand strong despite the constant exposure to the elements and they are very adaptable. They lose their leaves when winter is coming so that they can handle the weight of snow, they…