Fun Pose

25 Jun, 2015

fun pose friday: scale pose

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 [...]

29 Jul, 2016

fun pose friday: purvottanasana (reverse plank)

TGIF yogis!  This week’s fun pose friday we’ll break down Reverse Plank, known in Sanskrit as Purvottanasana.  This is a wonderful pose to balance out forward bends, or to help open up the chest and shoulders when you’ve been spending a lot of time behind a computer or in any seated position. (check out [...]

14 Jul, 2016

fun pose friday: scorpion/vrischikasana

Happy Friday yogis! In this week’s fun pose friday, we’ll break down how to get into Scorpion pose, known in Sanskrit as Vrischikasana. This advanced pose offers the benefits of both an inversion and backbend all in one. If you are new to Scorpion, try it against a wall. You should have a strong forearm [...]

1 Apr, 2016

fun pose friday: lotus

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 [...]

25 Feb, 2016

fun pose friday: malasana

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. (check out recent [...]

8 Oct, 2015

fun pose friday: ardha matsyendrasana

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 [...]

10 Sep, 2015

fun pose friday: baby crow

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 [...]

27 Aug, 2015

fun pose friday: forward fold

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 [...]

14 Aug, 2015

fun pose friday: puppy pose

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 [...]

24 Jul, 2015

fun pose friday: fallen triangle

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 [...]

17 Jul, 2015

fun pose friday: baddha konasana

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 [...]

9 Jul, 2015

fun pose friday: gate pose

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 [...]