100 Days of Yoga – Day 87 – Thunderbolt Pose

87/100 ~ Thunderbolt Pose (Vajrasana) – As with most yoga poses, there’s more to this posture than meets the eye. Yes, it’s a deep stretch for the knees and ankles, but it also helps with circulation in the legs and abdomen. And, as with most yoga poses, this...

100 Days of Yoga – Day 86 – Ujjayi Pranayama

86/100 ~ Ujjayi Pranayama – Also known as “ocean breath” because it sounds like soft waves, ebbing and flowing. The word Ujjayi means ‘victorious’ and/or ‘to conquer’ in Sanskrit. Pranayama is the term that refers to breathing practices. So, “ujjayi pranayama” means...

100 Days of Yoga – Day 85 – Chair Pose

85/100 ~ Chair Pose (Utkatasana) – Build some strength with chair pose today. I love that this pose can be modified to fit the yogi. Choose your own chair height! Maybe there’s a slight bend in the knees, or maybe it’s a little deeper – yogi’s choice! Benefits: Chair...

100 Days of Yoga – Day 84 – Pigeon Pose

84/100 ~ Pigeon Pose (Eka Pada Rajakapotasana) – Now here’s a pose that will open the hips! As with all yoga poses, there’s more to this pose than meets the eye. While pigeon pose is a great hip-opener, it also releases tension in the psoas muscle where old emotions...

100 Days of Yoga – Day 83 – Crocodile Pose

83/100 ~ Crocodile Pose (Makarasana) – Let’s relax and renew today with this restorative yoga pose. I think you’ll be surprised at how calming it is to rest face down on the floor! Sometimes when I lead this posture in yoga classes, I offer my students the option of...