Strike a Pose: The Dancer (Natarajasana)
Put a little dance in your step with the move of the week. In addition to the great benifits below, this move uplifts your spirit and thoughts as much as your leg. Beginner? Start small, just balancing on one leg at a time and check back soon for a link to the guided how-to video.
Strike a Pose: The Crow (Bakasana)
Ka-kaww! "Strike a pose" this week with the Crow, these fun tips will help your bird soar. We'll post a link to the full how-to video soon.This pose is great for intermediate athletes and yogis who are ready
for a new challenge and willing to practice a little mind over matter. Beginner? No worries, this pose
is learned in steps and can be mastered by all who dare, it's great for core strength, balance, and quieting your mind: trust us, your minds gets very focused when you're balancing on your hands :) Check back soon for the step-by-step guide. Extra hint: Place a cushion in front of you for a soft landing pad - by looking forward at your cushion (rather than down/back at your feet) you bring your wieght and momentum forward and up into the air.
Strike a Pose: Eight Angle Pose (Astavakrasana)
Shhh, here are the secrets to mastering the Eight Angle Pose. in addition to being a great yoga party trick, this move is also a great chance to practice mind over matter. Click here for the full how-to video, it guides even beginners in the basic steps to rocking this fun move.
Strike a Pose: The Candlestick (sarvangasana)
Strike a pose and ignite your flame! The candlestick is our move of the week, the benefits are almost as hot as you are.
Strike a Pose: The Bridge (setu bandha sarvangasana)
The bridge is great to restore blood flow to the brain, open your heart, and relax your nervous system. Hint: use a yoga block or cushion under your hips so you are propped up and the pose become effortless. What does your bridge pose feel like?
These techniques will lift the corners of your mouth and your mood, adding play and experimentation into your unique versions of these ancient yoga poses. Let us know if there is a pose you'd like to see us illustrate.
Strike a Pose: The Tree
Plant yourself in this "move of the week" and strengthen the muscles that catch you when you slip to avoid falls, and firm up your core at the same time. It's a win-win all around.
Strike a Pose: The Pigeon (kapotanasana)
Some fun hints to help your pigeon take flight. Here is a link to a short video to guide you through your own version of this powerful pose.