Yoga Pose: Camel

2019-04-01T12:56:05-05:00April 1st, 2019|Fitness, Yoga|

Sit in front of a computer all day?  Try Camel Pose to open up! Yoga Pose: Camel (Ustrasana) Difficulty level: Easy/Moderate Benefits Stretches the entire front body...thighs, torso, chest, shoulders Strengthens the legs, pelvis Improves spine flexibility and posture Begin in a kneeling position.  Root down through your thighs, knees, [...]

Yoga Pose: Happy Baby

2019-01-15T16:24:23-05:00January 15th, 2019|Fitness, Yoga|

Happy Baby gently opens up your hips and low back~bonus, it's just plain fun to do! Yoga Pose: Happy Baby (Ananda Balasana) Difficulty level: Easy/Moderate Benefits Calms the mind Opens the hips and low back Begin by laying supine (on your back), grounding evenly through both shoulders and hips.  Draw [...]

Yoga Pose: Warrior 3

2019-01-02T09:42:14-05:00December 12th, 2018|Fitness, Yoga|

Strength and stability come together in Warrior 3! Yoga Pose: Warrior 3 (Virabhadrasana 3) Difficulty level: Easy/Moderate Benefits Calms the mind Improves balance Strengthens the ankles and legs Strengthens the back and arms Tones the abdomen Begin in Warrior 1 .  Ground firmly through all 4 corners of the front foot. [...]

Yoga Pose: Seated Bound Forward Fold (Marichyasana 1)

2019-01-02T09:43:16-05:00November 27th, 2018|Fitness, Yoga|

This bound pose of a seated forward fold is a another variation of Marichyasana. Yoga Pose: Seated Bound Forward Fold (Marichyasana) Difficulty level: Easy Benefits Calms the mind Stretches the spine and shoulders Stretches the hamstrings Stimulates and soothes the abdominal organs Begin in Dandasana .  Press from the left hip [...]

Yoga Pose: Marichyasana (Pose Dedicated to the Sage)

2018-11-12T11:30:52-05:00November 12th, 2018|Fitness, Yoga|

Twists are great for digestion, spinal health, and calming your mind! Yoga Pose:  Marichyasana (Pose Dedicated to the Sage) Difficulty level: Easy Benefits Spinal health Massages the internal organs (great for upset tummies after Thanksgiving!) Calms the mind Begin in Dandasana .  As you extend actively through the right heel, [...]

Yoga Pose: Pigeon Prep

2018-11-05T18:41:21-05:00November 5th, 2018|Fitness, Yoga|

Pigeon Prep opens the hips and releases the low back bringing oh so much relief to your low back! Yoga Pose: Pigeon Prep Difficulty level: Easy to Medium Benefits Improves external rotation of the hip/femur joints Stretches the hip flexors Releases and lengthens the psoas This version of Eka Pada [...]

Yoga Pose: Extended Boat Pose (Urdhva Mukha Pashimattanasana)

2018-10-29T18:57:37-05:00October 12th, 2018|Fitness, Yoga|

Have fun balancing with this playful version of a wide-legged Boat Pose! Yoga Pose:  Wide Legged Boat Pose Difficulty level: Easy Benefits Tones abdominal muscles Strengthens hip flexors Opens the chest Lengthens the spine Over the last few weeks we've built a seated series that strengthens the abdominal muscles and [...]

Yoga Pose: Supta Hasta Padangusthasana (Reclining Big Toe Pose)

2018-10-08T11:27:16-05:00October 8th, 2018|Fitness, Yoga|

Your aching back and tight hips or hamstrings will thank you for Reclining Big Toe Pose! Move-It Monday~Yoga Pose: Reclining Big Toe Pose (Supta Hasta Padangusthasana) Difficulty level: Easy Benefits Stretches the hips, hamstrings, groins, thighs and IT band Strengthens the hips, hamstrings, groins, and thighs Encourages a wide range [...]