This pose is also called 'Powerful pose' and with good reason; it's a tough pose!
Pose of the week : Chair pose / Utkatasana
In this 2-part series, Olav Aarts introduces us to the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.
Part 1 - Introduction to Patanjali's Yoga
Aaaah, backbends! They are so good for us and yet we often find ourselves at the end of our practice with the excuse that we've "run ou...
Pose of the week : Wheel pose / Urdhva Dhanurasana
The experience of separateness or differentiation in life come from a power called Maya - which operates in three ways - the three Malas...
The three malas
Hero's pose is my go-to pose when I've had too much to eat or when my digestive system is out of sorts...
Pose of the week : Hero Pose / Virasana
How to meet ourselves in everything and everyone we encounter.
Feeling burdened by the emotions of other people?
If you find back bending a challenge, read Esther Ekhart's helpful guide to Cobra pose.
Pose of the week: Cobra Pose / Bhujangasana
If you are suffering from knee issues, Bernie Clarke encourages you to give this Yin yoga practice a try.
Yin Yoga for the knees by Bernie Clark
Often called a baby backbend, Salabhasana is accessible for beginners and at the same time challenging enough for advanced yogis.
Pose of the week: Salambhasana / Locust Pose
A great little routine that you can do at your desk to prevent your body from becoming stiff and painful after doing too much computer work.
Office yoga, Simple exercises for behind your desk
Extended Side Angle pose strengthens the legs, opens the hips, stretches the spine and lengthens the side body.
Pose of the week : Extended Side Angle Pose / Utthita Parsvakonasana
This pose has many names, it's mostly known (I believe) as Butterfly Pose.
Pose of the week: Bound Angle Pose / Butterfly Pose / Baddha Konasana
Thinking about the benefits of meditation, words come up like inner calm, 'groundedness' and clarity. But if I really want to get to the essen...
The essence of meditation
Learn about the variations and benefits of Sphinx, a great beginner backbend.
Pose of the week: Sphinx Pose