Tag: yoga poses

Get on your mat! Yoga to ease the symptoms of menopause

I came across this article about the benefits of yoga for peri-menopausal and post-menopausal women.  I just had to share! The study was done by researchers in Germany,  and examined groups of women in the USA, India, Brazil, China, South Korea and Germany.  What is really interesting about the breadth of the study groups is Read More

A few links about yoga and breast cancer

I am out of town, so will just offer a brief Sunday update of a few links: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/yoga-reduces-fatigue-inflammation-breast-cancer-survivors-1434126 http://www.yogahealthfoundation.org/health_benefits_of_yoga_explained#breastcancer http://www.yogajournal.com/article/practice-section/poses-for-breast-cancer-survivors/ http://www.lbbc.org/Learning-From-Others/Ask-the-Expert/2014-03-Yoga-and-Breast-Cancer Happy reading! Read More

Dvipada-pitâm

Earlier, I published a description of the yoga pose dvipada-pitâm.  Here are the photos to accompany that post.  Please refer to the description.  Please note:  keep the chin tucked in, make sure hands and feet are firmly on the floor.  Don’t pull the feet in towards the buttocks with your hands.  Let the natural flexibility Read More

Apanasana – part.2

I previously published a description of the yoga pose apanâsana.  Please refer to that post.  Here are the photos to accompany the description.  Please note:  Keep your chin tucked down! Read More

Apanasana: A powerfully simple pose

Apanasana is a basic yoga pose that is very easy to learn and grants rapid, noticeable benefits. Use a yoga mat or folded boiled-wool blanket to cushion your back.  Lying on the back on the floor, legs are bent, feet flat on the floor, parallel and hip-width apart, heels near the buttocks.  Extend the neck Read More