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Happy Friday yogis! This week’s fun pose friday, we’ll break down how to get into lotus pose, known in Sanskrit as Padmasana (padma means lotus). This grounded pose resembles the petals of the flower it’s named for, with legs flowering out in layers.
Lotus requires a great deal of flexibility. Hip-opening poses like half lotus […]
Happy Friday yogis! In this week’s #funposefriday we’ll break down the benefits and practice of Malasana, also known as Garland pose or yogic squat.
In India you can see people frequently squatting in Malasana. This posture strengthens the lower back and core, which can be very helpful for maintaining a healthy back.
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Just when you think it can’t get any better, beloved DC area yoga teacher, Greg Marzullo, has done us all a favor and written quite possibly the best yoga guidebook… for the rest all of us.
Finally! A yoga book that I can sneakily suggest to my “non yoga” friends! Bad Yogi: A Guidebook for […]
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Greetings yogis! In this week’s fun pose friday we’ll break down half lord of the fishes pose, a delightful twist otherwise known as ardha matsyendrasana.
For ardha matsyendrasana, sit on the floor with your legs straight out in front of you. Bend your knees and place your feet on the floor. Externally rotate the left […]
Happy Friday yogis! In this week’s fun pose friday we’ll take a look at baby crow. This low-flying pose is a playful variation of crow pose or bakasana.
(pictured above, left to right: friend & kicka*s yogi, Krista Block, showing off her baby crow skillz. Arlet on the right taking flight in crow pose and […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]