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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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.  [...]

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 [...]