Yoga Poses: Anuvittasana

Yoga Poses: Anuvittasana

Anuvittasana ‘standing back bend’ is a basic pose that allows us to work on opening the chest and strengthening the spine for deeper back bends. Standing with the feet fairly close together and the head, neck, and spine in straight alignment, relax the body and breathe deeply, finding your stability and ease. Use your exhale … Continue reading

Yoga Poses: Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana

Yoga Poses: Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana

Utthita hasta padangusthasana ‘raised hand to toe pose’ is another challenging hip-opener with the added benefit of balance and coordination. It can be performed with the leg out to the side (pictured above) or with the leg held out straight in front of the body (pictured below). Stand upright with the feet together and the … Continue reading

Yoga Poses: Eka Pada Rajakapotanasana

Yoga Poses: Eka Pada Rajakapotanasana

Eka pada rajakapotanasana ‘one-legged king pigeon pose’ is a deep hip-opening and back-bending pose that takes time and consistency of practice to move deeper into. Begin by coming to a table-top position on all fours, hands aligned under the shoulders and knees aligned under the hips. Slide your right knee towards the right arm, bringing … Continue reading

Quote of the Day: Buddha

Quote of the Day: Buddha

“Earnestness is the path of immortality, thoughtlessness the path of death. Those who are in earnest do not die, those who are thoughtless are as if dead already.” ~ Buddha Earnestness – developing the consistent habit of doing or giving our sincere best; for there is no more a man can offer the world than … Continue reading