Child’s Pose – Balasana

Child’s Pose – Balasana

Pose of the Month: Balasana, “Child’s Pose” Sanskrit: Bāla – Child, infant Bālāsana – Child’s Pose   If you’ve ever attended a yoga class there’s a good chance you’ve heard an instructor say something along these...

Chest Opener at Wall

Benefits: Opens the shoulders, triceps, underarms, and chest in the upper body. The legs are also given a good stretch. Tapping over the breastbone activates the thymus gland which produces 65-75% of the lymphosites in the body. Lymphosites work to consume unhealthy...

Vrksasana

Sanskrit: Vrksa – A tree Tree Posture Benefits: Strengthens the legs; thighs, calves, and ankles. Especially helps to stabilize weakness in the ankles Stretches inner thighs and groin as well as chest and shoulders, when the arms are raised up. Tones the muscles...

Tadasana

Sanskrit: Tada – A mountain Mountain Posture Tadasana is the foundation for all standing postures just as Dandasana is the foundation for all seated postures. Benefits: Standing correctly is grounding to both the body and mind Helps to improve posture by...

Surya Namaskar

Sanskrit: Surya – The sun, a reference the the solar deity in the Vedic tradition. Namaskar – A salutation, particularly to a deity. Comes from the root word, Namas which means ‘to bow to’ or ‘to adore’. Related to namaskarasm, a...

Chaturanga Dandasana

Sanskrit: Chatur – Four Anga – A limb Danda – Staff Four-Limbed Staff Posture Benefits: Strengthens the arms Develops power and mobility in the wrists Tones the muscles of the abdomen and core Contraindications: Those suffering a wrist injury or...