Road Trip Yoga: Poses to take anywhere you go to balance travel tightness

road trip

Even if you only have a few minutes, these restorative hip and shoulder openers are the perfect antidote to long drives on your road trip . Stay in each pose for as long as you have time (ten breaths or more is ideal). Simple Poses for Road Trips 1 Reclining Butterfly:Supta Baddha Konasana The perfect […]

Blissful balance — Finding Equilibrium

Find Balance

Balance in our modern life is becoming increasingly difficult to maintain. We are living a more accelerated and fast-paced life in the pursuit to ‘have it all’. From the boardroom to the kitchen, in between juggling being superhuman, mother, wife, partner and lover, there is an unwavering truth … we are paying the price for […]

Happy Baby Pose

happy baby pose

  Happy Baby Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Lie on your back. With an exhale, bend your knees into your belly. Inhale, grip the outsides of your feet with your hands (if you have difficulty holding the feet directly with your hands, hold onto a belt looped over each sole.) Open your knees slightly wider than your […]

Reclining Bound Angle Pose

  (SOUP-tah BAH-dah cone-NAHS-anna) supta = lying down, reclining baddha = bound kona = angle Reclining Bound Angle Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Perform Baddha Konasana. Exhale and lower your back torso toward the floor, first leaning on your hands. Once you are leaning back on your forearms, use your hands to spread the back of your […]

Legs-Up-the-Wall Pose

legs up the wall

Legs Up The Wall Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions The pose described here is a passive, supported variation of the Shoulderstand-like Viparita Karani. For your support you’ll need one or two thickly folded blankets or a firm round bolster. You’ll also need to rest your legs vertically (or nearly so) on a wall or other upright support. […]

Corpse Pose

corpse pose

  (shah-VAHS-anna) sava = corpse This pose is also called Mrtasana (pronounced mrit-TAHS-anna, mrta = death) Corpse Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions In Savasana it’s essential that the body be placed in a neutral position. Sit on the floor with your knees bent, feet on the floor, and lean back onto your forearms. Lift your pelvis slightly […]

Child’s Pose

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  (bah-LAHS-anna) bala = child Child’s Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Kneel on the floor. Touch your big toes together and sit on your heels, then separate your knees about as wide as your hips. Exhale and lay your torso down between your thighs. Broaden your sacrum across the back of your pelvis and narrow your hip […]

Reclining Hero Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions

recling hero pose

  Caution: Supta Virasana, the reclining variation of Virasana, is an intermediate pose. DO NOT perform this pose unless you can sit your buttocks relatively easily on the floor between your feet. (soup-tah veer-AHS-anna) supta = lying down, reclining vira = man, hero, chief (compare Latin vir, “man,” the root of English words virile and […]

Reclining Hand-to-Big-Toe Pose

  (soup-TAH pod-ang-goosh-TAHS-anna) supta = lying down, reclining pada = foot angusta = big toe Reclining Hand-to-Big-Toe Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Lie supine on the floor, legs strongly extended. If your head doesn’t rest comfortably on the floor, support it on a folded blanket. Exhale, bend the left knee, and draw the thigh into your torso. […]