Category: Yoga Poses

Yoga Pigeon Pose

Yoga component Aeroplane Yoga Pigeon Pose This exercise introduces arm movements. First practise the mechanics of the exercise, and then add the one-and-two-and-three-pause – breathing timing to movements. a. Stand …

Yoga Plow Pose

Yoga Plow Pose Yoga component 1. Stand, stretch and breathe The idea in this first exercise is to try to feel taller and to learn rhythmic breathing. a. Stand naturally, …

Kundalini Yoga Poses

Kundalini shakti, the primal dormant potential energy which can be awakened, resides in mooladhara chakra, the base of the subtle system of chakras. Shiva, consciousness, resides in sahasrara chakra. In …

THE INVERTED YOGA POSTURES

If you hold your arm overhead for several minutes the blood will drain from your fingers, hand and forearm into the upper arm and shoulder. Gradually, your arm will become …

FINDING A MATCH YOGA POSE

Each pose flows into the next without transition. Sometimes the end of one pose matches immediately with the beginning of the subsequent one. Other times a component must be added …

YOGA: LIKE A STRING OF PEARLS

Our spine should move like a string of pearls. This is not in conflict with traditional therapeutic exercise for postural alignment. On the contrary, it involves movement outside of the …

YOGA: WE ARE NOT OUR ADDITIONS

We become aroused to threats in a specific method. When we receive some sort of stimulus, we experience a specific, learned, and conditioned pattern of muscular tension, structural alignment, and …

THE DYSFUNCTION OF MIRRORS

This section of the book addresses an educational dictum shared by all Bikram yoga instructors, as it is a technical requirement in the asana sequence – that we must stare …

BALANCE AND PROPRIOCEPTION

From physical therapy to the hottest glamour gym, fitness enthusiasts everywhere are jumping on the wobbling, jostling, and teetering balance training bandwagon. From a proprioceptive perspective (i.e., from the perspective …