Pose of the Month: Urdhva Prasarita Padasana

Urdhva Prasarita Padasana is a mouthful.  So is upward extended feet pose.  Instead let’s say L shape.  This pose and its variations are a great way to support our January intention: have courage to try again. This is because it strengthens the core, tone’s the abdominal organs and stimulates the third chakra.

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Orange Peach Green Smoothie and Internationa Day of Yoga

June 21 has been designated as International Day of Yoga by the UN.  Sayana Yoga has joined forces with Art of Living, Yoga on the Bay and other yoga instructors to celebrate with a fun filled day at Pigeon Island National Park. Activities include: Yoga asana class Yoga Nidra Kids Yoga Pranayama (Breathing practice) Guided meditation Ayurveda And more…. Sunday […]

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Pose of the week: Salamba Sirsasana

  I never thought I would be able to headstand.  I mean that’s just crazy stuff. I wanted to headstand but I just couldn’t.  I was teaching headstand long before I was doing it.  Then my students started doing headstand for the first time in my class.  They kept saying that I explained it really well.  After 5 or 6 […]

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Pose of the week: Uttanasana

Forward fold is really great. I love how it stretches the entire back of my legs. I really enjoy the variation where you wrap the arms around the thighs. I find it soothing and comforting. Remember it’s okay to bend your knees in this pose. If your hands don’t reach the floor you can use a block. I find after […]

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Pose of the week: Malasana

Ahh the squat, often neglected but so good for you.  If you have trouble doing the yogi squat try a block under the hips to help stabilize you.  If  have trouble getting your heels on the ground place a block under your heels, or a bolster or rolled up blanket.  There are also several variations of this pose.  My mom […]

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Pose of the week: Savasana

Several months ago I prepared this article to use in some promotional material but it was not published.  Their loss is your gain.  Here you have and in depth look at savasana aka corpse pose aka final resting pose.   शवासन Savasana Basic Relaxation Pose/ Corpse Pose/ Final Resting Pose   “The stresses of modern civilisation are a strain on […]

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