Yoga Pose: Up Dog

2018-03-19T10:53:15+00:00March 19th, 2018|Fitness, Health, Weight Loss, Wellness, Yoga|

Move-It Monday~Yoga Pose: Up Dog (Urdhva Mukha Svanasana ) Difficulty level: Easy Benefits: Strengthens the wrists, arms, and back Opens the shoulders, chest and abdomen Stimulates the abdominal organs Improves posture When working with beginning yoga students, there is a lot of confusion around Up Dog and Cobra Pose.  Both are beginning [...]

Yoga Pose: Cobra

2018-02-27T07:58:39+00:00February 26th, 2018|Fitness, Health, Weight Loss, Wellness, Yoga|

Move-It Monday~Yoga Pose: Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana) Difficulty level: Easy Benefits: Strengthens the back Opens the shoulders, chest and abdomen Stimulates the abdominal organs Cobra Pose is a beginning backbend, often offered nestled in a Sun Salutation.  With additional variations, Cobra can also help to relax the neck. Begin in Down Dog .  [...]

Yoga Pose: Plank

2018-02-15T10:24:11+00:00February 19th, 2018|Fitness, Health, Weight Loss, Wellness, Yoga|

Move-It Monday~Yoga Pose: Plank Difficulty level: Easy Benefits: Strengthens the arms, wrists and spine Tones the abdominal muscles Begin in Down Dog .  Inhale, stretch your torso forward until your shoulders are over your wrists and your body is parallel to the floor.  Roll your shoulder blades onto your back and draw [...]

Yoga Pose: Sukhasana

2018-02-12T18:23:36+00:00February 12th, 2018|Fitness, Health, Weight Loss, Wellness, Yoga|

Move-It Monday~Yoga Pose: Easy Seated Pose (Sukhasana) Difficulty level: Easy Benefits: Calms the brain and helps relieve stress Stretches the knees, ankles, hips, low back Strengthens the abdomen and back Improves breathing When I first started practicing yoga, this pose drove me crazy.  The instructors referred to this as Easy Seated Position, but my [...]

Yoga Pose: Forward Fold

2018-02-05T17:37:31+00:00February 5th, 2018|Fitness, Health, Weight Loss, Wellness, Yoga|

Move-It Monday~Yoga Pose: Forward Fold (Uttanasana) Difficulty level: Easy Benefits: Calms the brain and helps relieve stress Stretches the hamstrings, calves, and hips Strengthens the thighs and knees May improve digestion May provide relief for headaches May provide improved results for asthma, high blood pressure, and sinusitis From a standing position, [...]