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pose of the week // november 9 2014

reverse warrior // viparita virabhadrasana

Reverse Warrior, or Viparita Virabhadrasana, is a variation of Warrior 2, and a pose of opening and power. From Warrior 2, turn your front palm upward, reaching over head with that hand and reaching downward toward your back toes with the other. Find strength in your legs, length in your side body, and an opening through your chest. Flow from Warrior 2 through Reverse Warrior for a lengthening Vinyasa flow.

pose of the week // october 19 2014

warrior 3 // virabhadrasana 3

Warrior 3, or Virabhadrasana 3, is a pose of balance and length. Starting from Warrior 1, bring weight into your front foot, leaning forward and sending your back foot out behind you. Extend your arms forward, creating a straight and strong line from the tip of your back toe through the tips of our fingers. As with all Warrior poses, find a true sense of power in your body and mind.

pose of the week // october 12 2014

plank pose // uttihita chaturanga dandasana

High Plank pose, or Uttihita Chaturanga Dandasana, is a pose of strength, length, and determination. As we all know from high school gym class, high plank pose is hard to hold, but can provide your arms with a real workout. Chaturanga is a central asana of yoga, and the more you practice, the stronger and more solid this posture gets. Starting from forward fold (like in a sun salutation) or from down dog (flowing forward), ground through your palms and lengthen from the crown of your head to your heels. Find power and show your high school gym teacher who's boss!

pose of the week // september 28 2014

warrior 2 // virabhadrasana 2

We've explored Warrior 2, or Virabhadrasana 2, before, but this is a time to settle back into the pose. With your legs apart, your back foot parallel to the back of your mat, and your front foot facing forward, sink deep into your front knee. Find an opening and strength through your hips and legs, shine through your chest, and find length from fingertips to fingertips. 

pose of the week // september 21 2014

down dog // adho mukha svanasana

Downward facing dog, or Adho Mukha Svanasana, is a foundational pose of yoga. A pose to come to at the beginning of class to check in with your body, a pose to find between vinyasas, and a pose to find calmness of the mind throughout your practice. Come into this pose from plank, cobra, up dog, or tabletop position. Ground into both feet and both palms and send your hips up and back. Find a straight line from the palms of your hand, through your spine, and up thru your tailbone. Find that same length from your heels through your sit bones. Find equal strength through your arms and legs as you find stillness in your body and mind.