Ladies and gentlemen. As you know, Arm Balances aren’t really my thing (bloody wrists), but I can, and occasionally do, get into one or two other fancy poses. The ones that my body is suited to. This is a guest post from Jenifer Parker of Healium (remember, that kick-ass plank tutorial?) on breaking down fancy poses [...]
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‘How,’ asked my boyfriend one night, as he watched me rolling around on the floor doing yoga, ‘do you get all that definition from doing just THAT?’ He was referring to the fact that I have muscles. Lots of them. After more than a decade of yoga practice, I’d say I have a yoga body. [...]
This article was originally published as a guest post over at Daily Cup of Yoga. The psoas is the most important postural muscle. Well, I think it is anyway. There are many, many reasons I think this: I could practically write a BOOK about the psoas. But here’s something to think about. When we went [...]
Warrior Pose is one of the asanas most people learn first. It’s one of my favourites, largely because you get so STRONG doing lunges like this. All of us need to learn to stand properly on our feet, and distribute our weight through our legs and pelvis effectively, before we start doing fancy things like [...]
Pigeon Pose (Eka Pada Rajkapotasana) is a very popular yoga pose, and for good reason. It’s a really good stretch for pretty much your whole leg/hip area. Great for runners and other active people. Also, for he desk bound. But. Done wrong, just like any physical movement done wrong, it can wreak havoc with your [...]
Confession: I love looking at bodies in motion (especially if that motion is yoga). In the years I’ve been a yogi, I’ve realised just how difficult some seemingly simple movements are. In fact, often, the simplest movements are the most challenging to get RIGHT. Movement is like maths that way: get the basics right, and [...]
Yeah, sitting at a desk will do that. And sometimes, you don’t have time/don’t want to do a full yoga practice, which you KNOW will help those aching shoulders, right? I get it. So, without further ado, I present to you… The Lazy-Pants guide to Yoga for Your Shoulders.
Wild Thing Pose. Also known as ‘flipping the dog’. I love it: I love the openness. I love how it feels, and looks, super flashy, but is actually not that hard. Yes, I KNOW I shouldn’t care about Flashy Sh*t. I know. But sometimes a girl just wants to feel graceful and brave, you know? [...]
With thanks to the brilliant Bethania Bacigalupe for this hilarious reminder of what’s important…
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