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May’s Pose of the Month: Jeffrey Scott Duval Chooses

Pigeon, Ekapadarajakapotasana  May is my favorite month for pigeon, after dull skies clear and the Earth awakens with green things poking out of muck. Sometimes you may feel like staying low to the earth in the reclining version. When there … Continue reading

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April Pose of the Month: Mariel Jimenez Chooses Ardha Chandrasana

April Pose of the Month: Mariel Jimenez Chooses Ardha Chandrasana “If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” … Continue reading

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March Pose of the Month: Lisa Benner Chooses Virabhadrasana III

March Pose of the Month: Lisa Benner Chooses Virabhadrasana III Mahashivratri falls on the moonless 14th night of the new moon in the Hindu month of Phalgun — generally between the middle of February and the beginning of March on … Continue reading

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FEB. POSE OF THE MONTH: MICHELLE VANEGAS CHOOSES CAMATKARSANA

POSE OF THE MONTH: MICHELLE VANEGAS CHOOSES CAMATKARSANA In Sanskrit, Camatkara translates to wonderful, spectacular and miraculous. In various classes I have heard it referred to as ‘wild thing’ or ‘rock star,’ both of which energetically describe how I feel … Continue reading

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JANUARY POSE OF THE MONTH

Pose of the Month Tania Kazi Chooses: Dhanurasana Dhanurasana or bow pose is so called because the body takes on the shape of an archer’s drawn bow. Dhanurasana is an ideal pose for this time of the year, as it … Continue reading

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November Pose of the Month: Ardha Matsyendrasana

Pose of the Month Chosen By Linda Bloom: Ardha Matsyendrasana – Half Lord of the Fishes Pose It’s November and we are deep into autumn. Things are beginning to settle down in nature as she readies for the quiet season … Continue reading

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October Pose of the Month: Keith Partington chooses ANJANEYASANA

ANJANEYASANA Crescent Pose Few postures in yoga ar more dynamic than Anjaneyasana. Named after Anjana, Mother of Hanuman, this seat is a foundational pillar of the practice, expanding the front of the body, stretching the hips, strengthening the legs and improving balance … Continue reading

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Pose of the Month: Jocelyn Fan Chooses Upavistha Konasana (Seated Wide Angle Pose)

Summer is the season of fire: in Ayurvedic terms: pitta dosha season. Forward bending and hip opening can help to cool the body and mind, as well as prevent pitta imbalances like inflammation, acidity, and anger.  Among all, Upavistha Konasana, … Continue reading

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Pose of the Month: Samantha Leigh Chooses Natarajasana (Dancer’s Pose)

July’s pose of the month also happens to be my favorite pose: Dancer’s Pose (Natarajasana). Nataraja is the Hindu god Shiva in his form as the Lord of Dance, which is why the posture is also occasionally referred to as … Continue reading

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Pose of the Month: Karen Miller Chooses Salabhasana (locust or grasshopper pose)

Warmer weather offers a great opportunity to backbend, yet summer is also Pitta season, and we don’t want to generate too much Agni or fire.   Salabhasana is a great option for summer and one of my favorite asanas. A … Continue reading

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