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Side Plank Pose (Vasisthasana)

Side Plank Pose (Vasisthasana)

Benefits: Side Plank Strengthens the spine, shoulder, forearm and wrist.  It tones the abdominal muscles and improve balance, concentration and focus.  Vasisthasana also strengthens the hips and the hamstrings. How to: Begin in Downward-Facing Dog – move your right hand towards the center of the mat.  Bring legs together and roll to the knife edge… Continue Reading

Pigeon Pose- May Pose of the Month

                        Pigeon Pose (Eka Pada Rajakapotasana) Pose of the Month –  Photo of Kosha Student Lisa Clayton Benefits: relives tension in the hips stimulates the internal organs opens the chest and shoulders helps relieve back and sciatic pain lengthens hip flexors and hip joints Stretches the quadriceps hamstrings and piriformis increases flexibility in the psoas relives… Continue Reading

Lunge Pose (Anjaneyasana)

Pose of the Month:  Lunge Pose (Anjaneyasana) Benefits: Lunge pose strengthens the knees.  It increases flexibility and strengthens the hip flexors, hips, groin, hamstrings, glutes and quadriceps. It opens the shoulders, chest, lungs and heart.  Strengthens the neck and back muscles and increases flexibility in the spine. Lung pose stimulates the digestive, reproductive system, and… Continue Reading

Lion’s Breath (Simhasana)

Kosha Yoga Pose of the Month, LION’S BREATH (SIMHASANA) Lion’s Breath Improves circulation in the blood to the and promotes healthy eyes.  It relieves stress and tension and can help prevent upper repertory problems. From a kneeling position sitting on your heals, crossing right ankle over left ankle. Place your hands on your thighs, straighten… Continue Reading

Rabbit Pose (SASANGASNANA)

Rabbit Pose increases mobility and elasticity of the spine and back muscles; it increases the fresh blood and oxygen flow to the nervous system.  Rabbit relieves tension in the neck and shoulders; it helps alleviate colds and sinus problems. The compression rejuvenates the thyroid and parathyroid glands which helps stimulates your wake sleep cycle.  It… Continue Reading

Garland Pose (Malasana)

Pose of the Month: Garland Pose (Malasana) Benefits of Garland Pose (Malasana) Improves the digestive tract. Strengthens the ankles, thighs, knees, and abdominals. Stretches and strengthens the spine and torso. Opens the hips and groin.   Spring is in the air!  Practice Garland Pose (Malasana) while gardening.   From mountain pose (tadasana) step your feet… Continue Reading

Sunbird, Chakravakasana

Pose of the Month- Sunbird Sunbird ( chakravakasana ) Sunbird pose helps to increase balance. Sunbird strengthens the abdominals, back, wrists, elbows, neck and shoulders. From your hands and knees with your shoulders over your wrists, knees hip width apart and your knees beneath your hips. Gently engage your lower abdominal muscles to draw the… Continue Reading