Balancing poses are certainly some of my most favorite poses to practice and the benefits a tremendous. Today we will discuss the benefits of Vrksasana, tree pose. This pose is great for: Sciatica pain relief Improved balance Strengthening of the thighs, ankles, spine and calves Stretching of the groin and inner thighs When practicing this … Continue reading Benefits of Tree Pose – Vrksasana
If you have ever taken a yoga class, at some point you have probably heard the word Drishti. Hopefully you received a brief definition however, let's dive into what this word truly means. Drishti - Sanskrit; focused gaze, a means for developing concentrated intention When you simply google the word that is what you will find. Taking … Continue reading What is “Drishti” and What Does it Mean for my Practice?
Throughout your practice you will continue to move through new poses and variations, deepening the movement as you go. Each one offers its own amazing benefits to those practicing it. Today let's touch on the benefits of practicing Natarajasana or Dancer Pose. Opening of the shoulders, chest and hips Deep opening in the chest, a … Continue reading Benefits of Dancer Pose – Natarajasana
Slow down. Stop rushing. Breathe, enjoy this moment. I feel as though we can apply this to so many aspects of our lives. It is important to remember to slow down. Imagine you are very excited for tomorrow. There is something happening, perhaps a vacation that you cannot wait for. You keep wishing for this … Continue reading Slow Down Yogis
There are so many different yoga poses and variations out there. Each one offers its own amazing benefits to its students. Today let's touch on the benefits of practicing Camel. Opening of the hip flexors, allowing for a deep stretch Deep opening in the chest, a great heart opener Stretches the shoulders and back Aids … Continue reading Benefits of Camel Pose
Cool breeze rustling leaves, the waves gently lapping, the occasional giggle or bark faintly in the background, this was the amazing ambiance of the yoga class I taught last night. Prior to beginning my classes, I like to encourage my students to choose an intention for their practice. If they would like, I have intention … Continue reading Savor the Moment