Viloma Pranayama / Partitioned Breath

Viloma Pranayama ~ This breathing technique allows us to control the breath in a deliberate way. By breaking the inhales and exhales into pieces, we create a keen focus on where the breath goes in the body. By holding the breath in at the top of the inhale, we stretch...

Seal Pose for a Deeper Backbend

Seal pose (Cobra / Bhujangasana Arms Spread Variation) – I love seal pose as an add on to sphinx pose for a little deeper back bend. Practice this posture to strengthen your arms and stretch the front body. Benefits: Seal pose stretches the front body while...

Heart & Lung Meridian Relief – Quarter Dog Pose

Quarter Dog Pose ~ Surrender yourself into this yoga posture that helps to balance the heart and lung meridians. Benefits:  Quarter dog pose can be a fairly intense stretch for the underarms, chest, rib cage and belly. It helps to release tension in the entire spine,...

A happy yoga pose ~ Happy Baby

Happy Baby Pose (Ananda Balasana) – Release tension in the hips and low back in this playful, happy yoga pose. Benefits:  This pose helps to release tension in the low back and sacrum. It opens the hips, inner thighs and groin; stretches the hamstrings and...

The day after 100 Days of Yoga

This 100 Days of Yoga project came about during a casual conversation with my daughter, Carrie. I was in need of a project – a little motivation – and she suggested I take on a 100-day challenge. “Maybe you could draw a mandala every day. Or post a yoga pose for 100...

100 Days of Yoga – Day 100 – Savasana

Day 100 of “100 Days of Yoga”!!!! 100/100 ~ Corpse Pose (Savasana) – Savasana feels so good at the end of class, we joke that *this* is the pose some people come to yoga for! Traditionally held as the final resting pose of a yoga practice, Savasana...