Pose of the Month

Thu 8 December, 2011

Dancer Pose: Nataraja

Dancer Pose: Nataraja

 

This pose can be one of the most graceful and ballet-like of all the yoga balances. It requires focus and poise, and can improve strength and balance.

 

 
Mon 6 June, 2011

Apanasana - knees-to-chest pose

Apanasana - knees-to-chest pose

This gentle pose is open to almost everyone. Benefits include soothing lower back tension, and easing digestive problems.

 

 
Mon 22 November, 2010

Ushtrasana - Camel Pose

Camel Pose, or Ushtrasana, is the Queen of back bends - this classic pose is strong, elegant and inspiring.

 

 
Wed 14 July, 2010

Baddha Konasana - Bound Angle Pose

In traditional yoga texts, Baddha Konasana, or Bound Angle Pose, is said to destroy disease and banish fatigue.

 

 
Mon 22 March, 2010

Parivrtta Trikonasana - Revolved Triangle

Parivrtta Trikonasana (or Revolved Triangle) is one of the more challenging poses, for beginners and more experienced students alike. This is perhaps because the pose works on many levels - as well as a strong standing pose, it is also a twist and a balance. 

 

 
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