HOW TO PERFORM  ONE LEGGED INVERTED STAFF POSE  Another lovely brew of two different asanas. Urdvha dhanurasana (upward facing bow pose) and shirsasana (headstand) which means that it demands a lot of focus and attention from us. • Start by lying down on your back. Bend your knees

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 HEROIC AUSPICIOUS WARRIOR I WITH EAGLE   HOW TO PERFORM  • Establish tadasana with mula bandha (root lock) and uddhiyana bandha engaged. Inhale, step back with your left leg about a legs length apart. Ensure both hips and shoulders are facing forwards. Root down through all corners of the

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  HOW TO PERFORM  DANCING SHIVA  • Establish tadasana (mountain pose) the weight equally distributed on all four corners of each foot. • Take the drishti (gaze point) into the distance. Concentrating the eyes helps to concentrate the mind. Engage uddhiyana bandha (abdominal lock) for core stability. • Inhale, and

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LUNGE WITH BACKBEND   HOW TO PERFROM • Begin in Anjaneyasana (Low Lunge), with your left knee over your left ankle, and your right knee on the floor. Be sure that the un-tucked toes on the right foot are pointing straight back. • Inhale and raise the arms out and then

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HERON POSE     HOW TO PERFROM  • Begin in Dandasana (Staff Pose), sitting with your spine elongated and legs extended straight in front of you. • Draw your left leg back into Virasana (Hero Pose.) The top of your left foot and shin should rest on the floor; toes should

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 DOLPHIN PLANK POSE  HOW TO PERFORM  1. Begin on your hands and knees, with your shoulders directly over your wrists, and your hips directly over your knees. 2. Move into Dolphin pose by lowering your forearms onto the floor, knees still bent. Your hands can be either clasped with

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Almost on a whim, I walked into my first yoga class over 10 years ago and haven’t looked back since. As a former gym rat I never could have imagined just how swiftly and passionately yoga would become a part of my everyday life. But

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 WILD THING’ OR ‘FLIPPING THE DOG  HOW TO PERFORM • Start with Adho Muhkva Svanasana(Downward-Facing Dog) then bring your weight into your right hand and shift onto the outer edge of your right foot similar to Vasisthasana (Side Plank Pose). • As you inhale lift your hips, deeply

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 ONE-LEGGED DOWNWARD-FACING DOG POSE ON THE WALL  HOW TO PERFORM  • Start in Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog) with your heels on the baseboard of a wall. Make sure this wall is even and free from obstacles (light switches, paintings, etc.). • Wrap your shoulders to broaden the

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 TWISTING BELLY WITH A TWIST    HOW TO PERFORM • Lie on your back on the floor with arms straight out from your shoulders, forming the letter ‘T’ and palms facing up. • Bend your knees and place your feet flat on the floor. Lift your hips off the floor

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