Looking to make some progress in your Hanumanasana (Ha-NOO-ma-NAH-sah-nah)? The yogic split is so-named for the half monkey, half god Hindu deity. It specifically alludes to the story of him jumping across the sea from mainland India to Sri Lanka in one great leap to save his dear friend Rama. The split is Hanuman's great … Continue reading At Home in Hanumanasana
Natarajasana is one of my favorite poses to work on and to be in, and I'm willing to bet that many other yogis feel the same. A combination of deep backbend and standing balance that requires strength, flexibility and intense focus--it's a powerful and elegant pose! Read on to learn how to work toward this pose.
For many, Crow (or Crane, if you work it with straight arms) is their first arm balance in yoga. That doesn't mean it's easy! It requires core strength, a strong chaturanga, and relatively open hips to get those knees up on the back of your arms. The back slightly rounds as you draw the navel … Continue reading Shift into Strength: Crow/Crane Sequence