Postures

Prasarita Padottanasana: Can You Find Both Stability and Calm in this One Yoga Posture?

Prasarita Padottanasana (pra-sa-REE-tah pah-doh-tahn-AHS-anna) or Standing Wide Legged Forward Bend, combines the benefits of a standing posture – it energizes and strengthens – with the calming effects of a forward bend. This has always been a posture that I look forward to! Prasarita Padottanasana stretches, releases tension and gives you a new view of your […]

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A Spine-Tingling Sensation from Half Forward Fold

Half Forward Fold has many names. In the Sanskrit language of yoga it is called, Ardha Uttanasana (AR-dah oot-ta-NAH-sa-nah). The visual image it creates has evoked many other nomikers: half forward bend, flat back and standing table top. Despite its variety of tags, Ardha Uttanasana is the same yoga pose that will lengthen the spine

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Bound Angle Pose – A Gift for Tight Hips, Thighs and Groin

Bound Angle Pose (Baddha Konasana) has many names, including, Cobbler’s Pose, Butterfly and Diamond. Bound Angle, Butterfly and Diamond describe the shape of your legs while in the pose. Cobbler is derived from the way that Indian cobbler’s traditionally sat with shoes held between their feet as they worked. Whatever you choose to call it,

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