Tag Archive | #PowerPose

#PowerPose 48 – Viśvāmitrāsana

#PowerPose 48 – Viśvāmitrāsana

“Put your oxygen mask on first.”  That’s what we always hear from the attendants just before a flight.  When you are sitting next to a young child or a loved one, you might have second thoughts.  But, this is a good lesson and reminder for all of us.  If someone needs our help, we need […]

#PowerPose 47 – Supta Pādānguṣṭhāsana

#PowerPose 47 – Supta Pādānguṣṭhāsana

It’s officially Fall!  The swirling vata energy of the season might have you craving or even demanding a little grounding of your energy.  This is the perfect time to bring your practice low to the ground.  Reclined and seated poses allow us to feel stable and secure as we open and strengthen the body.  The […]

#PowerPose 46 – Vasiṣṭhāsana Variation

In every yoga pose, the whole body should be involved in one way or another.  Some parts of the body work providing strength and structure, others make way for movement and motion.  Think about all of this involvements as links in a chain.  A pose is only as “strong” as the weakest link.  In a […]

#PowerPose 45 – Parivṛtta Sūrya Yantrāsana

#PowerPose 45 – Parivṛtta Sūrya Yantrāsana

Where are you going?  A better question to ask might be, where are you right now? In order to make progress on a journey, you need to know where you are, what your starting point is.  If you are using a compass, you first have to know which way North is.  Once you’ve determined a […]

#PowerPose 43 – Parivṛtta Hasta Pādānguṣṭhāsana

#PowerPose 43 – Parivṛtta Hasta Pādānguṣṭhāsana

Take some time, today or throughout the week, to think about your priorities.  Then, consider how you spent your time and energy over the last week.  If you like “to do” lists, review what been on your list.  Do your priorities and your energy spend match or look similar?  If not it’s time to reevaluate […]

#PowerPose 42 – Pāśāsana

#PowerPose 42 – Pāśāsana

If you happen to find yourself in quicksand, do not struggle or flail, you’ll only make matters worse.  Instead, find your composure, something to leverage, and you’ll have a chance of making it out in one piece.  This is such a great metaphor for life.  Have you noticed that most times struggling and flailing only […]

#PowerPose 41 – Pārśvottānāsana

#PowerPose 41 – Pārśvottānāsana

Too often ego takes over our yoga practice, we go further in a pose that we need to, we push despite injury, we compare ourselves to the yogi next to us, or we forget what really matters.  Reality is clouded by the filter of ego.  This is why we hear so many yoga teachers saying, […]