Posts filed under Pose of the Week

Pose of the Week | Runner's Lunge (High Lunge)

It's time to show your legs some love with the pose of the week: runner's lunge aka high lunge. This pose is great for stretching and toning the legs while opening up the muscles of the hip. Hence, it being very beneficial for runners. We highly recommend incorporating runner's lunge into your yoga practice or stretching routine if you do a lot of sitting (desk, car, etc). Your hamstrings, calves and back will thank you for it! Give the pose a try this week and you can thank us later.

Posted on October 15, 2013 and filed under Yoga, Pose of the Week.

Pose of the Week | Bakasana (Crow Pose)

We are lifting off this week with one of our favorite arm balancing poses: Bakasana a.k.a. Crow Pose. This pose strengthens the arms, wrist and abdominal muscles. It also stretches the upper back and opens the groins. Arm balances can be intimidating but with practice they build confidence. Vanya is demonstrating a beginners version of the pose as her buttocks is lifted away from her heels. As you gain strength, bring your buttocks closer to your heels to maintain a tucked position. Join the Flight Club this week and give crow pose a try (or two).

Posted on September 23, 2013 and filed under Pose of the Week, Yoga, Yoga Poses.

Pose of the Week | Garudasana (Eagle Pose)

Fly like an eagle with the Pose of the Week:  Garudasana! This pose is great for improving balance and internal focus. If you have balance challenges, feel free to use a wall initially or instead of hooking the raised-leg foot, keep it on the floor to maintain your balance. You can also touch the back of your palms together versus wrapping your forearms so that your palms touch. Garudasana is a pose that has taught me that no matter how "tangled up" I might feel, I can always find my breath and balance. So take flight this week and give this pose a try!

Posted on September 10, 2013 and filed under Pose of the Week, Standing Balances, Yoga Poses, Yoga.

Pose of the Week | Garudasana (Eagle Pose)

Fly like an eagle with the Pose of the Week:  Garudasana! This pose is great for improving balance and internal focus. If you have balance challenges, feel free to use a wall initially or instead of hooking the raised-leg foot, keep it on the floor to maintain your balance. You can also touch the back of your palms together versus wrapping your forearms so that your palms touch. Garudasana is a pose that has taught me that no matter how "tangled up" I might feel, I can always find my breath and balance. So take flight this week and give this pose a try!

Posted on September 10, 2013 and filed under Pose of the Week, Yoga Poses, Yoga.

Janu Sirsasana (Head-to-Knee Forward Bend)

This pose goes out to all the runners and desk bound yogis because it promotes flexibility in the hip joints, stretches the low back and helps release mental stress. Janu Sirsasana focuses on stretching the hamstrings on the straight leg and adductors on the bent knee one at a time. Your spine is stretched as you reach towards your foot on the straight leg which also helps to build abdominal strength. 

Posted on August 22, 2013 and filed under Pose of the Week, Yoga, Yoga Poses.