Tag Archive | pose

FORE! Poses for Golfers – Open Shoulders

FORE! Poses for Golfers – Open Shoulders

Whether you’re a weekend warrior or deep into competition, incorporating yoga can improve and strengthen your golf game.  It can also help keep you on the course for many years to come!  A regular yoga practice can benefit the serious and casual golfer alike. Most of us already need to create openness and flexibility through […]

#PowerPose 51 – Supta Vīrāsana

#PowerPose 51 – Supta Vīrāsana

This pose was my kryptonite.  There was a time, that if I heard a teacher queue this pose, my whole body would cringe.  I just didn’t like it.  It was a pose that didn’t fit naturally, I couldn’t muscle it (and shouldn’t muscle others either), and progress was extremely slow.  I’ve never had major knee […]

#PowerPose Week 6 – Adho Mukha Svanasana

I can remember a time when I was new to the practice and a teacher made the reference that down dog was a resting posture.  “Yeah, right!”  Is what popped into my head.  (Okay it might not have been that G-rated.)  The blood was rushing to my head, my arms were fatigued, and my hamstrings […]

#PowerPose Week 5 – High Plank

#PowerPose Week 5 – High Plank

We’ve completed our first set of power poses: Caturanga Dandasana, Utkatasana, and Malasana, which came together for our first peak pose of Bakasana.  Hopefully, you found a new challenge or a new focus along the way.  It’s time to start our second set of postures, weeks 5-8. This week, the Power Pose is High plank.  […]

#PowerPose Week 4 – Bakasana

This week we find our first peak power pose with Bakasana.  The openness, strength, and energy that were cultivated with caturanga, utkatasana, and malasana now come together for the flying pose, crow.  I love this pose because it requires vulnerability, creates confidence, and is the gateway to all of the other arm balances. In Bakasana, […]

Do As I Say, Not As I Do (or Can’t Do)

Do As I Say, Not As I Do (or Can’t Do)

While working with the yoga teacher trainers at our studio I posed the question, “Should you teach a pose you cannot do yourself?”  The response was mixed, some said yes, others said no, and some were on the fence.  None of them were wrong. In my humble opinion, I think you certainly can.  I think […]