Balancing

Ardha Chandrasana

Half Moon Pose Asana: Ardha Chandrasana/Half Moon Pose.  Begin from the long low side stretch of Utthita Parsvakonasana/Extended side Angle Pose.  As you lift up and out, over the R leg, balancing, with the R arm, parallel to that leg, feel yourself lifting into your dreams, opening your heart to the moon, to that feminine… Read more »

Solstice Asana

Partnering Solstice Asana: Partnering: Sun and Moon to one another, releasing, trusting, taking turns holding the power for each other. Moon lies on her back, legs up to fit into the hip crease of the sun, who faces her.  Luna places her hands on his chest, and Sol places hands on the floor, either side… Read more »

Vrksasana

Tree Pose Asana:Vrksasana- Tree Pose.  Stand in Tadasana, bringing R foot up as high as possible inside L thigh, toes point down.  Press foot into thigh and thigh into sole of foot. Inhale, lifting arms up, balance.  Pay attention to how you are standing on the foot.  Is weight evenly distributed?  If you are touched… Read more »

Dekasana

Asana:  Dekasana/lifted Vira III.  This is a new pose, but very like the old pose of Virabradrasana III.  Move onto one leg, lifting the other up behind as you tilt forward, parallel to floor. Keep the hips level.  In Dekasana, lift the torso up, arms back, as though in flight, instead of the flat back,… Read more »

Urdhva Upavistha Konasana

Upward Facing Open Angle Pose Asana: Urdhva Upavistha Konasana. You can move into this pose either from a seated position, or by rolling back and forth, massaging spine, with knees curled at chest. Roll up to Sitts Bones, slowly extend legs up, grabbing big toes, or legs, while  keeping a steady Drishti/focus for balance.  You can also take… Read more »

Eka Pada Galavasana

Crossbow Balance Asana:>Eka Pada Galavasana A great pose of strong polarity where we are tethered to earth, yet lift off and ‘fly high’ through the power of holding the center. You can come at this from Utkatasana, (or tripod headstand.) The easier is from Utkatasana:  Feet together, extend arms up, bend knees, lift Bandhas, lengthen… Read more »

Virabadhrasana III

Strong Warrior Pose The third of the Vira’s, or Power Poses, steps out on the R foot, lifts L leg, arms and torso up and over until the entire line of the body is a flat table top, hips even, L leg rotated inward, foot flexed, and standing leg strong.  Keep neck part of back and… Read more »

Hamsasana

Swan Pose Asana:Hamsasana/Swan-Another beautiful, impossibly difficult bird pose. The difference between last week’s Mayurasana/Peacock Pose, and this week’s Hamsasana lies only in the position of the hands.  In the Swan, fingers face forward, toward the head, making this more difficult than the Peacock. begin on all fours, Bend elbows, with forearms as close together as… Read more »