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Understanding Yoga Lingo

When you first take a yoga class, you may hear the odd words or phrases from your teacher and wonder what on earth is he or she on about! Not to worry - what you hear is normal.  The terms and phrases used are Sanskrit words for yoga poses (asanas) and phrases. ...

10 Minutes with Jox

A yogini, mother-to-be, chocolate loving pharmacist...Jox took time out to share her joys about pregnancy yoga with us.  One of the amazing things about teaching yoga is hearing about all the wonderful benefits it brings to one's life. Why did you start pregnancy...

One-Legged King Pigeon Pose

One-Legged King Pigeon Pose Sanskrit Eka Pada Rajakapotasana Eka = one Pada = leg Raja = king Kapota = pigeon Asana = pose Directions 1) Begin on all fours with knees directly below hips & hands slightly ahead of shoulders.  Slide right knee forward to back of...

Downward Facing Dog Pose

Downward Facing Dog Pose Sanskrit Adho Mukha Svanasana Adho = down Mukha = face Svāna = dog Asana = pose Directions Here are some quick tips for Downward Facing Dog Pose… Tip #1 | Knees bent New students with stiff backs and legs don’t need to try and force their legs...

Boat Pose

Boat Pose Sanskrit Navasana Nav = boat Asana = pose Directions 1) Sit with legs straight in front. Press hands on the floor behind your hips, fingers pointing toward the feet. As you exhale, bend your knees then lift your feet off the floor, so that the thighs are...