Chaturanga Dandasana, also known as Low Pushup Position is one of least spectacular yet most challenging poses. Chuturunga has significant benefits, but failure to perform it correctly results in serious injury. Low Pushup Position seems fairly simple and “monolithic”, with apparently no intermediary steps that would allow for a more gradual approach. Fortunately, this impression […]
Why Sit and Twist?
Twists are among the poses that do connect to every day activities: just think of backing off from a parking spot, for example. But other then prompting us for such activities, what else have twists to contribute to the health and wellbeing of the yoga practitioner? Benefits Helps increase the flexibility of the back, making […]
The Scoop on the Downward-facing Dog
Downward facing dog is the most often occurring pose in almost any type of yoga class. But does it really worth spending all that time holding this pose, or it is just filler or an aid to make transitions flow? What does this pose actually do for the practitioner? Benefits Relaxes the neck, helping with […]
Pigeon: One pose, three variations, countless benefits!
Those suffering from back pain of unknown origins, piriformis syndrome, and tight hips, to name only a few, quickly come to appreciate Pigeon pose. However, in its standard form, Pigeon pose is not available to everybody. Someone who, for one reason or another, cannot get down on the mat, or someone who cannot tolerate any […]
11 (Very) Serious Health Reasons to Do Yoga
Many people start yoga upon a physician, therapist, or friend’s recommendation. AT times, people come to yoga as a last resort in dealing with stress-induced health problems, or pain of various kinds. Or, they seek (and find) in yoga, additional means to improve their sport performance. Whatever the reason, the benefits usually exceed the expectations, […]