Cat pose is often experienced as the counterpart to Cow pose, and the pairing feels like the perfect warm-up.
Extended Hand to Toe pose requires a sense of equilibrium between grounding and lengthening, stretching and strengthening.
Scorpion Pose, while challenging, can be attained and it’s practice reminds us that anything is possible.
How To Do Dolphin Plank Pose Dolphin Plank pose (Makara Adho Mukha Svanasana) is a version of Plank pose that is kinder to achy wrists but just as effective at toning and strengthening the core. With the amount of concentrated effort it takes to hold Dolphin Plank pose while maintaining a smooth, steady breath, […]
How To Do Wheel Pose (Urdvha Dhanurasana) Wheel pose is an intermediate level backbend that offers a whole host of benefits to the body. It is simultaneously strengthening and energizing, and can provide a much-needed boost of power during a challenging yoga class. While any pose that turns your world upside-down may seem intimidating, they […]
How To Do Half Moon Pose (Ardha Chandrasana) The beauty of Half Moon pose comes with the effortlessness that arises when the pose is perfectly aligned. As opposed to a pose where you’re attempting to balance on one leg or on both hands, Half Moon pose offers a lightness and a sense of ease that […]
How To Do Flying Splits Pose (Eka Pada Koundinyasana II) A fully engaged core and openness in the hamstrings are the critical components for balance in this elegant and challenging pose dedicated to the Sage Koundinyasana II. Although it seems like the full weight of the body is balanced precariously on one arm, finding […]
How To Do Tree Pose (Vrksasana) Tree pose is a classic balancing pose that comes to many people’s minds when they think of yoga. Not only is the physical expression of Tree pose timeless, so too is the lesson it has to offer: the more that we root down, the more we can rise […]
How To Do Side Plank Pose (Vashistasana) If Plank pose was my nemesis as a beginner yogi, Side Plank was my archenemy. Not only did it force me to come to terms with my limited arm and shoulder strength, it challenged my core, my sense of balance, and most of all, my ego. If […]
How To Do Reverse Warrior Pose (Viparita Virabhadrasana) Reverse Warrior pose combines the strength of a standing pose with the spaciousness of a backbend, and is absolutely beautiful. Simultaneously challenging and exhilarating, Reverse Warrior is part of the Warrior series, which includes Warrior I and Warrior II. The pose reminds us of the fierce […]