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Legs up the Wall: Foundation Yoga Pose Series

VIPARITA KARANI VARIATION Level 1: Beginner This pose does exactly what it says on the tin: just get those legs up the wall and relax! This is a perfect posture for people who spend all day on their feet, and in stressful roles, and gives us the benefits of an inversion in a gentle and… Continue reading Legs up the Wall: Foundation Yoga Pose Series

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5 Yoga Poses to do after a Long Day

As much as I LOVE yoga (and I really bloody do, obvs!), there are still those days when I get home from work feeling like I don't have anything left in the tank. After some shifts, I'm just happy if I can muster up enough energy to shower, eat, and crawl into bed, let alone… Continue reading 5 Yoga Poses to do after a Long Day

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Reclining Bound Angle Pose: Foundation Yoga Pose Series

SUPTA BADDHA KONASANA Level 1: Beginner Benefits: Stretches the inner thighs Hip opener: improves range of external rotation of the hips Can incorporate a heart opening element (with bolster/blocks) Calming and restorative Can aid digestion by activating the parasympathetic 'rest and digest' mode Can be relieving for menstrual cramps and tension Contraindications/Cautions (consult your physician):… Continue reading Reclining Bound Angle Pose: Foundation Yoga Pose Series

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Neck Stretch Sequence: Foundation Yoga Pose Series

NECK STRETCHES Level 1: Beginner Benefits: Eases tension in the neck and shoulders Can help with headaches Can gently improve range of motion in the neck over time Aids relaxation Connects movement to breath Contraindications/Cautions (consult your physician): Injuries/inflammation of the cervical spine, discs, vertebrae, including atlantoaxial joint If you find sitting on the floor… Continue reading Neck Stretch Sequence: Foundation Yoga Pose Series

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Eagle: Animal Yoga Pose Series

GARUDASANA Level 1: Beginner Benefits: Strengthens the legs/ankles/feet and back/shoulders Releases tension in the back and shoulders Enhances balance and focus Contraindications/Cautions (consult your physician): Ankle/knee/shoulder injuries Vestibular/balance problems Thrombosis Severe varicose veins 1). Find neutral standing in Samasthiti 2). Inhale arms up and cross the left elbow over the right elbow in front of… Continue reading Eagle: Animal Yoga Pose Series