Upavistha Konasana stretches the back, hamstrings, groin and shoulders, strengthens the spine and abdominals, stimulates the abdominal organs,and alleviates sciatic and arthritis pain. In addition, Upavistha Konasa calms the mind, leading to better sleep, memory, and focus, as well as balancing mood and alleviating anxiety.
Janu Sirsasana stretches the feet, the calves, the hamstrings, the low back, the hips, the sides of the waist, and even the upper back, and back of the neck! I mean, WOW! So much in one simple pose! How much you feel all these things is like the old standby piano analogy of “you get out of it what you put into it”. But wait, there’s more!
AH, SIRSASANA! The headstand is like climbing to the mountaintop when it comes to yoga. Maybe it’s not the highest and instagram flashiest mountain, like Pincha or Press Handstand, but it is still a mountain, and there is a sense of elation and pride when it is achieved. If this is already in your arsenal,Continue reading “How to Sirsasana, Step by Step”
The pajamas are off, some of us are actually wearing lipstick again, and more and more of us are back in our cars, heading back to the office (what?), the dance/soccer/baseball/gymnastics studios and fields, and even on VACATION! Can I get a “what what”? These things can bring their own new sets of feelings ofContinue reading “Three Breathing Techniques To Thrive in Your Next Car Ride”
Get on that Camel, and RIDE! Buddha said “It is better to travel well than to arrive”. It’s about the journey and not the destination. Ustrasana, or Camel Pose, is one of those poses I like to refer to as a “journey pose”. It doesn’t happen, for most of us, on the first day onContinue reading “How to Ustrasana, or Camel Pose”