March 11, 2021
Salamba Sarvangasana is a calming and centering pose for the mind. It is both challenging and soothing. Salamba means with support, sarva means entire and anga means limb, as such it really means support all limbs pose but in English we call it Shoulderstand.
In this asana the blood flows down to the heart, throat and...Continue reading
January 20, 2021
The philosophy of the koshas materialized in the Taittiriya Upanishad text which dates back to the Vedic period. It is one of the earlier Upanishads written around 6th century BC consisting of three chapters focusing on understanding and knowing what is Brahman.
The third chapter of the book tells the story of Bhrigu...Continue reading
December 25, 2020
This flow is a modified version of Surya Namaskar A, great for beginners and for those looking for a gentler flow, creating a meditative space and encouraging slower breathing. It will strengthen the body and arms for progressing into the full expression of the Sun Salutation.
December 16, 2020
If you are looking to get started on your yoga journey there are an abundance of choices to choose from today. I started out teaching myself from a book as there were no other options at the time, the Internet had just become available to the general public and yoga was still in its infant days of growing in the West. ...Continue reading
December 01, 2020
Bhujangasana is all about embodying the cobra within you. It is about facing your fears, finding the courage to open up to them and shed the old skin to allow yourself to emerge into something new. Bhujanga means serpent or snake and the pose is referred to as Cobra Pose in English. It is a gentle back bend promoting s...Continue reading
November 18, 2020
If you looking to strengthen the leg muscles then this Vinyasa flow may be what you need. It is filled with warrior asanas guided with minimal alignment cues for those who are somewhat familiar with the yoga poses. It creates an opportunity to spend a bit of time in the poses in silence. I refer to some of the asana na...Continue reading
November 03, 2020
Camatkarasana is one of those asanas that taps into a feeling of freedom and just letting go. It is a great heart opener bringing awareness to our Anahata Chakra responsible for love, peace, compassion and acceptance. Which is why it seems fitting that Camatkarasana translates to “the ecstatic unfolding of the enrapt...Continue reading
October 19, 2020
The exact origins of yoga are rather unknown. There is little documentation on exactly where and how it started. The practice was traditionally passed down orally from guru to student and any early recordings of it were done on palm leaves which would not have preserved well. Early yoga teachings were also kept very se...Continue reading
September 18, 2020
Depending on the type of yoga classes you try out, you may or may not have attended one where chanting takes place. If you have then you probably would have heard the sound OM chanted either on its own or in a phrase. Om, also written as AUM, is probably the most common symbol seen and used in yoga classes and gets rec...Continue reading
August 28, 2020
Chaturanga Dandasana is a pose that you will encounter often in Vinyasa yoga and when doing the Sun Salutation sequences. Chatur means four, anga means limb and danda means staff which is why in English it is called Four Limb Staff Pose. The four limbs being referred to are the hands and feet which support the entire b...Continue reading