Inside Poses

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Inside Poses – Intense Side Stretch or Pyramid Pose

By |March 14th, 2014|Categories: Inside Poses||0 Comments

Parsvottanasana or Intense Side Stretch Pose
You’ll either LOVE this or will love the journey towards finding comfort in it. The back of your front leg will get a deep stretch all the way down your hamstrings and your calf muscles. When looking for ease in this pose you will strengthen your leg muscles and will also notice improvement in pelvic flexibility. You get the benefits of Inversions which amongst many include helping your circulation and giving space to your disks. As the head is below your heart, this pose will oxygenate the brain improving alertness and circulation.

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Inside Poses – Standing Forward Bend

By |November 23rd, 2013|Categories: Inside Poses||0 Comments

This beautiful image was shared with permission of a talented illustrator Anne Manda
Standing Forward Bend or Uttanasana is a gem of a pose to help to awaken your hamstrings and calf muscles. It also helps with flexibility of the pelvis and space for the spine. As it is an inversion, it helps with circulation and gives your discs a breather from the usual pressure of gravity. As well as this the increased blood flow to the head oxygenates the brain which has many benefits including improved alertness and better circulation.

Uttanasana is part of the sun saluatation sequence which is a […]

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Inside Poses – Warrior 1

By |November 23rd, 2013|Categories: Inside Poses|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

Warrior 1 (Virabhadrasana 1)
This pose improves flexibility of the thighs, calves, abdomen, shoulder joint, and ankles. It promotes the releasing of the poas muscle which is useful for most yoga poses and helps to develop good posture and alignment. Warrior 1 also works to expand the ribcage- increasing lung capacity. It strengthens legs, arms, shoulders and the back.

As a dynamic pose, warrior 1 encourages good circulation, and is highly energising. After performing this pose one feels more open and proud- like a warrior.

With the support and guidance of a good teacher that is mindful of alignment and posture, warrior […]

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Inside Poses – Cat and Cow Pose

By |November 22nd, 2013|Categories: Inside Poses|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Cat Pose (Marjaryasana) & Cow Pose (Bitilasana)
Cat and Cow poses help to improve the flexibility and mobility of the spine and they also work the abdominal muscles. It also gently strengthens the wrists and shoulders, and massages the digestive organs. The Cat-Cow sequence is a good to start a practice with because together these postures flow like magic easing you into connecting with breath and movement, and helping you to be present with the sensations that come from moving between the two.

Try closing your eyes whilst moving between the two and allow yourself to experience the subtle sensations, and […]