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 […]

fun pose friday: navasana

March 27th, 2015|

TGIF yogis! This week’s Fun Pose Friday is focused on navasana or boat pose.

Boat pose can be a very challenging posture. It requires a lot of strength and mental endurance to hold the pose. But the work you put into navasana really pays off by way of a stronger core and hip flexors, and […]

fun pose friday: heron pose

March 20th, 2015|

Greetings yogis! For this week’s Fun Pose Friday we’re taking a look at a lesser known position, krounchasana, Sanskrit for heron pose.  If you are familiar with hero pose, heron pose could be considered a version of it.

To get into heron, start in a seated position, with your legs stretched out in front of […]

fun pose friday: dolphin/forearm plank

March 13th, 2015|

Happy Friday yogis! In this week’s Fun Pose Friday we’ll focus on dolphin plank or forearm plank.

This pose is a mix of dolphin and plank postures and is a great tool to help build strength, flexibility but most of all heat up your core!

There are a few ways to get into dolphin plank.  From […]

fun pose friday: pincha mayurasana

February 27th, 2015|

Hello yogis! In this week’s Fun Pose Friday post, we’ll delve into Pincha Mayurasana; the asana (pose) commonly known as forearm balance.
According to Yoga Journal: The strength and flexibility you gain from attempting more-physically challenging poses such as Pincha Mayurasana can have a profound effect on your self-awareness and confidence. When you begin to know […]

fun pose friday: garudasana

February 20th, 2015|

Happy Friday yogis! This week’s edition of Fun Pose Friday we’re featuring Garudasana or Eagle Pose.

According to Yoga Journal: This pose is like a climbing vine that wraps around itself, but we rise to the challenge in it, like an eagle.

Garuda, translated as “eagle,” is a mythical bird in Hindu and Buddhist traditions. Like the […]

fun pose friday is back! kurmasana

February 13th, 2015|

Oh yea- you read it right!  Fun Pose Friday’s are back baby!  Happy Friday yogis!

This week’s edition of Fun Pose Friday we’re featuring: Kurmasana / tortoise pose.

Like a tortoise withdrawing into its shell, the ideal outcome of kurmasana is to find a quiet place inside.  This pose can be a bridge to pratyahara, the […]

last minute gift guide for the yogi in your life

December 17th, 2014|

Last minute gifts for the Yogi in Your Life

We know it’s not all about materials objects, but sometimes you come across a gift or idea that is just perfect for that special someone.  Check out this guide stocked full of cause-related, local and charitable gift ideas that’s sure to make any yogi in your […]

staff highlight: Lisa (and happy bday)!

November 21st, 2014|

Today’s blog post is all about the beautiful yogini, and one of our front desk goddesses, Lisa… and it’s her birthday today too!!! Happy Birthday Lisa!!!

Lisa and our work exchange yoginis run this place.  I really don’t know what I would do without them.  You don’t realize what goes into the daily operations […]

when it’s time to slow down

October 18th, 2014|

when it’s time to  s  l  o  w   d  o  w  n
Do you ever feel truly caught up?  Will you ever think your to-do list is actually manageable?  Do you question if you know which end is up?  When do you know when it’s time to surrender and throw in the towel?
At the […]

handstand challenge: the Okinawan Way

September 13th, 2014|

Today’s blog post is from blogger (yogi, yoga teacher, mother and my friend), Daisy Whittemore, RYT.  You can see Daisy teaching at extendYoga and handstanding away for the next 100-ish days.  Handstands seem scary to many (definitely to me!), but here’s a fun way to conquer your fears and really commit to nailing your handstand– or any […]

fun pose friday: camel pose

August 8th, 2014|

TGIF yogis!  This week’s fun pose Friday post is all about camel pose or ustrasana.  I love this pose!  Not only because I love a nice, deep back bend, but camel pose really opens up my heart, chest and throat as well.

It’s a great pose to help release anything we are holding onto (physical […]