Posts Tagged ‘asana’
April 1, 2012 ( Categories Community, Meditation, Messages, Nutrition, Philosophy, Yoga | Tags: asana, cooking, cuisine, detox, food, green smoothie, healthy, Meditation, Nutrition, philosophy, relax, retreat, spring, tamborine, Yoga )
Tap into a well of inner strength and vibrancy after a one-day Spring Yoga and soul-food retreat in the Northern Gold Coast Hinterlands. Book your place for this beautiful day of self-care and body love that will leave you warm, nourished, on a natural high, and ready to move past or avoid the Winter blues and onto vibrancy and optimal health!
February 9, 2011 ( Categories Meditation, Philosophy, Yoga | Tags: asana, balance, presence, relax, slackasana, slackline, slacklining, sthira, stillness, sukha, tension, Yoga, yoga slackers )
“Sthira sukham asanam: the posture is steady and comfortable.” This quote from Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras applies to yoga, slacklining, and probably most other areas in our lives. In our everyday moments – whether you are on a slackline, in a work meeting, talking to your partner, or in headstand – are you fully engaged, fully present, vigilant?
December 10, 2010 ( Categories Lesson Plans, Nutrition, Recipes, Yoga | Tags: asana, day 12, flow, forearm balance, green smoothie, lesson, pincha mayurasana, pose, posture, scorpion, sequence, twists, vinyasa, Yoga )
We complete our backbending from Day 11 with some backbend-inversions: Peacock feather (Pincha Mayurasana) and Scorpion (Vrschikasana). These are not beginner postures so build up carefully and use a wall to start with! We then neutralise all that backbending with some soothing spinal twists. We finish off with the beginning of mexican veggie chips – [...]
December 10, 2010 ( Categories Lesson Plans, Yoga | Tags: asana, backbends, day 11, flow, green smoothie, heart opener, hip opener, lesson, pose, posture, sequence, vinyasa, Yoga )
Backbends are very powerful and require the most flexibility, strength and courage of any family of yogasanas. They open the heart and uplift the spirits, when practised correctly! Be *very* gentle with yourself if you are new to yoga or have any back , neck or tailbone problems. In these cases I recommend staying with [...]
December 10, 2010 ( Categories Lesson Plans, Nutrition, Recipes, Yoga | Tags: asana, bird of paradise, birds, day 10, Eka Pada Rajakapotasana, flow, green smoothie, hip opener, lesson, pigeon, pose, posture, sequence, vinyasa, Yoga )
Today we focus on all things “birdy”! This sequence culminates in a beautiful balancing posture and twist all in one. This is one version of Bird of Paradise you can work up to. Be careful of shoulders and as always don’t push farther than your body naturally allows. In part 2 we move onto the [...]
December 9, 2010 ( Categories Lesson Plans, Yoga | Tags: asana, day 9, flow, front, green smoothie, hanuman, hip opener, lesson, monkey, pose, posture, sequence, side, splits, vinyasa, Yoga )
We get serious today with some hip openers spanning over 2 videos. You can follow one with the other or just practice them in isolation. Hip openers can bring suppressed emotions to the surface.. you have been warned! Warm up thoroughly to these variations of Hanumanasana (Monkey God Pose) and Somakonasana (Front Splits) with any [...]