Yoga Positions for Weight Loss

Yoga is not only a stress reliever, but also an effective weight-loss exercise. Here are 3 great positions: 1. Willow Begin with your feet together. Place the sole of your left foot on inside of right thigh, with your knee bent to side. Keep your arms straight up in the air. 2. Crescent Stand with your feet together,…

Benefits of Backbends

Here is a list of benefits for practicing backbends: Relieve anxiety and stress One of the most notable benefits of backbends is relief of anxiety and stress. As I mentioned earlier, a daily backbend routine can do wonders to eliminate chronic anxiety that racks our bodies and minds. By opening up the front of your body,…

Gain Muscles with Yoga

In addition to minimizing health risks, yoga helps you gain strong muscles. Here are poses that contribute to muscle growth: Chaturanga Pose – This is an excellent alternative to pushups that strengthens your shoulders, biceps, and chest. Chair Pose – Strengthen your quads, hamstrings, and calves with this common yoga pose that’s harder than it…

Stretch Your Back!

Down dog, or downward facing dog, is a great way to stretch your back and your legs. Plus, it just feels great! But if you do not have a instructor to adjust your form, it can be difficult to get into the correct position. The slightest adjustments to this pose can make a huge difference,…

Sun Salutation

To be done with the breath to warm the body and create heat. If you are using ujjayi  breath this assists in balancing out the doshas or those which tend to be imbalanced in the body: Inhale hands up over head Exhale hands down to floor Inhale step back Exhale to Downward Facing Dog (Adho…

Warrior 3

  Per the story Downward Dogs & Warriors, Wisdom Tales for Modern Yogis We learn that the warrior comes as the personification of righteous anger and the noble impulse to defend the innocent. With Warrior 1,2 and 3 you will see and feel the progression offering his efforts to the highest power, to one moving…

Warrior 2

Per the story Downward Dogs & Warriors, Wisdom Tales for Modern Yogis We learn that the warrior comes as the personification of righteous anger and the noble impulse to defend the innocent. With Warrior 1,2 and 3 you will see and feel the progression offering his efforts to the highest power, to one moving dynamically…

Warrior 1

Per the story Downward Dogs & Warriors, Wisdom Tales for Modern Yogis We learn that the warrior comes as the personification of righteous anger and the noble impulse to defend the innocent. With Warrior 1,2 and 3 you will see and feel the progression offering his efforts to the highest power, to one moving dynamically…