Tag Archive | #PowerPose

#PowerPose 56 – Bird of Paradise

#PowerPose 56 – Bird of Paradise

When you go on vacation, how long does it take you to really be on vacation?  Is it when you get to the airport?  Do you sit down, drink in hand, and have no worries if your plane is delayed or not?  Does it happen when you get to your destination?  Is it on the […]

#PowerPose 54 – Baddha Pārśvakoṇāsana

#PowerPose 54 – Baddha Pārśvakoṇāsana

There’s been a lot of negative emotion and energy circulating around world events during the last week.  In order to create some balance, we’ll need to create a crescendo of love.  How can you create loving energy this week?  It can be something small like a smile or a hug.  It can be something like […]

#PowerPose 53 – Vṛkṣāsana

#PowerPose 53 – Vṛkṣāsana

On a walk the other day I was taken by the image of a tree that had lost most of its leaves.  They were puddled up around in a circle at the base of the tree.  It was a vibrant pile of bright yellow and earthy brown.  The exposed branches of the tree were expansive […]

#PowerPose 52 – Dwi Pāda Viparīta Daṇḍāsana

#PowerPose 52 – Dwi Pāda Viparīta Daṇḍāsana

Happy November Yogis!  This month of gratitude offers so much to celebrate.  The weeks leading up to Thanksgiving are filled with almost constant reminders to be thankful and open-hearted.  Like our yoga practice, gratitude has a balance all it’s own.  Sometimes it flows fully and freely, other times, it builds starting slowly and gradually gaining […]

#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 50 – Aṅjaneyāsana Variation

#PowerPose 50 – Aṅjaneyāsana Variation

The pose Aṅjaneyāsana or Crescent Lunge is named after Aṅjanā, Hanumān’s mother.  Hanumān, the monkey king, has a legendary capability for love and devotion, which is illustrated in the epic of Rāmāyaṇa.  It’s easy to see that this pose is related to Hanumānāsana, especially because of the open heart. It’s always lovely to meet the […]

#PowerPose 49 – Sālamba Śīrṣāsana

#PowerPose 49 – Sālamba Śīrṣāsana

Sālamba Śīrṣāsana or Supported Headstand is often referred to as the Father of all Āsanas.  This grounding and foundational posture features the stacking of a long spine which aligns the chakras, and makes the crown of the head the balancing or focal point of the pose.  To find security and overcome fear of inversion we […]