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21-Day Back to the Mat Challenge: Day Eleven. Child’s Pose.

Welcome to Day Eleven, Child’s Pose. Balasana. Let’s turn it all the way up to Eleven. Balasana is such sweet bliss, I’m never quite sure why it is not called Happy Baby. Child’s Pose calms the mind, improves digestion, stretches … Continue reading

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21-Day Back to the Mat Challenge: Day Ten. Runner’s Stretch.

Welcome to Day Ten. Today’s posture is Runner’s Stretch – Ardha Hanumanasana. It seems only appropriate that we insert Ardha Hanumanasana, or Half Monkey Pose (aka Runner’s Stretch) into the sequence between each side of Anjaneyasana (as we learned yesterday, … Continue reading

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21-Day Back to the Mat Challenge: Day Nine. Lunge.

Welcome to Day Nine. Today’s posture is Lunge, Anjaneyasana. In Hindu mythology, Anjaneya is the mom of Hanuman, who famously leapt across the ocean to rescue Sita, wife of Rama, from abduction. The splits are named for Hanuman. His mom’s … Continue reading

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21-Day Back to the Mat Challenge: Day Eight. Down Dog

Welcome to Day Eight. Today we’ll delve into Downward-Facing Dog. Adho Mukha Svanasana. It is rare to find a yoga practice without a Downward dog in it and yet it is not often examined in detail. Today, we will break … Continue reading

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21-Day Back to the Mat Challenge: Day Seven. Standing Sun Breaths

Welcome to Day Seven. It’s been a whole week! Take a moment to congratulate yourself. Today we will focus on Sun Breaths. One of the great joys of yoga is being completely in the present moment. Vinyasa, the linking of … Continue reading

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