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Featured Pose: Ustrasana or Camel Pose

Posted on 12/20/2016 by YogaDownload .com in Self-Love YogaDownload.com Heart Opening Backbends Featured Pose Healing Energy Anahata Chakra Energetic Heart Camel Pose Sanity Sanctuary

Tune into your heart and find joy in settling into Camel pose. Camel is a deep heart-opening posture that strengthens your back while freeing your neck, chest, lungs, abdominals, and thighs. Explore how good it feels to open up through the heart by breathing into the space surrounding it. Because Camel pose directly links to the Anahata, or heart chakra, practicing it allows us to tap into our energy center to foster more genuine self-love, trust, compassion and forgiveness.

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Poses to Help You Energize

Posted on 12/5/2016 by Adam Hocke in Prana Adam Hocke Practice Backbends Energizing Poses

How do you energize? There isn’t a shortage of energizing yoga classes or sequences, but I often wonder what we are actually asking of our students and ourselves when we practice with this goal. Often an energizing yoga class is just fast and hard. When done a bit more mindfully, it can focus on poses or breath patterns that stimulate and excite the nervous system into a more focused, instead of frantic state. My essential energizing poses, which find their way into my energizing classes, tell the chest to expand and invite an empowered inhalation. They connect me to the ground but suggest a rise of vital energy or prana upwards.

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Prepare for Bigger Backbends

Posted on 4/27/2016 by Adam Hocke in yoga Adam Hocke Yoga Poses Backbends Props Yoga Props

Backbends are demanding and invigorating. They require a combination of flexibility and strength that can vary from person to person. They require patience and preparation. Often our ability to backbend in big and deep ways can be limited by muscular and soft tissue tightness across the front of the hips, around the numerous connections of the spine itself, and across the front and back of the shoulders. Here are three warm ups focused on stretch and release of these regions to help you deepen your backbends.

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Strong Abs, Healthy Back

Posted on 3/9/2016 by Shy Sayar in Strong Core Relieve Low Back Pain Backbends

As a yoga therapist, one of the most common questions that people ask me is how to get great, strong abs. Even some of the elite, world-class athletes that I have trained have asked me how to get especially the lower abs strong and toned.

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A Pose for Your Woes: Relieve Lower Back Pain

Posted on 2/12/2016 by Ashley Josephine in yoga Alignment Ashley Josephine Relieve Low Back Pain Backbends Spine

If you’ve ever experienced low back pain before, you know that it ranges in severity from mildly annoying to so severe you have to take off work because you can’t get out of bed.

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