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fun pose friday: forward fold

August 27th, 2015|

Hello yogis and yoginis! This week’s fun pose friday is a truly delicious favorite: forward bend, also commonly referred to as forward fold. Known in Sanskrit as uttanasana.  #twothumbsup

(above: Jarrad Love throwing deuces in his sunny uttanasana)

This pose is not only relaxing, but therapeutic in so many ways. It can be an intense stretch […]

fun pose friday: puppy pose

August 14th, 2015|

TGIF!  In this week’s fun pose friday we’ll break down puppy pose / anahatasana (anahata = heart chakra). This pose is also often referred to as heart-melting pose.  Who doesn’t want to have their heart melt!?

Puppy pose is a relaxing backbend (and heart melter) that is a cross between downward facing dog and child’s […]

Why Getting Married Was the Best Thing I Ever I Did

July 24th, 2015|

WOW.  I knew getting married would be awesome, but I didn’t know that I would reap the benefits so personally… on a super selfish level.  What I mean is: I never knew how much care and attention I would give MYSELF during the wedding planning process.  And I loved every minute of it.
To be […]

fun pose friday: fallen triangle

July 24th, 2015|

Happy Friday yogis!  This week’s fun pose friday is fallen triangle pose. This posture is a cross between triangle and plank; which requires some arm and of course core strength.

To get into fallen triangle:

Lift your right leg up into a down dog split. Tuck your right knee in towards your torso. Reach the knee […]

fun pose friday: baddha konasana

July 17th, 2015|

Greetings yogis!  In this week’s fun pose friday we’ll break down butterfly pose; known as baddha konasana in Sanskrit.  This pose is a deep hip opener… yay! or nay?  I say YAY!

From a seated position on your mat, bring the bottoms of your feet in towards each other and let your knees splay out […]

fun pose friday: gate pose

July 9th, 2015|

Happy #fridyay yogis! This week’s fun pose friday is gate pose, or parighasana. This posture is a great stretch for the side body as you lengthen one side from the knee all the way to the fingertip.

To get into gate, come up onto your knees. If this is uncomfortable, you can by fold your […]

fun pose friday: scale pose

June 25th, 2015|

Hello yogis!  In this week’s fun pose friday we’ll take a look at scale pose.  In Sanskrit it’s been called tolasana as well as utpluthi.

Scale is an arm balance that requires us to summon our core strength.  You can find it in Vinyasa classes, but for sure you’ll visit this posture as the last […]

fun pose friday: pyramid

June 8th, 2015|

Happy Friday yogis!  In this week’s Fun Pose Friday we’ll focus on pyramid, also known as intense side stretch. Pyramid, or parsvottanasana, is a pose that requires a steady structure, which enables a deeply satisfying stretch for the legs and back.

To get into pyramid pose, face the front of your mat and step one […]

fun pose friday: tittibhasana

June 5th, 2015|

TGIF yogis!  This week’s Fun Pose Friday is all about firefly or tittibhasana.  This is a beautiful pose, and for many, a very challenging arm balance.  But just like most yoga poses, there are variations and preparatory poses to get you started!

(Krista Block pictured above – ROCKIN’ Tittibhasana!)

There is a lot of strength and […]

fun pose friday: fallen angel

May 22nd, 2015|

Greetings yogis! In this week’s Fun Pose Friday post we’ll break down:

Devaduuta Panna a.k.a. Fallen Angel

It is a beautiful  pose that reflects the image of an angel, fallen from a cloud, with head down to the ground and one foot pointing up, reaching toward the heavens.

If you’ve seen Fallen Angel, it looks pretty […]

staff highlight: Sarah E

May 12th, 2015|

Today’s blog post is all about Sarah E… she’s a rockstar (and rock climbing) yogi whose birthday was a couple days ago and just completed her nursing school program.  She currently teaches the sunrise classes at extendYoga on Tues/Thurs 6:30am.

Check out this interview and make sure to give her a birthday hug, a congratulatory […]

fun pose friday: locust pose

April 9th, 2015|

Happy Friday yogis!  This week’s Fun Pose Friday is all about locust pose, or

Salabhasana (sha-la-BAHS-anna).

Locust is a back bend that provides many benefits. It seems easy at first glance, but can be more challenging to hold than it appears.

When we are in locust, we don’t have the support of our limbs to lift […]