Freeze your hips! Touch your toes!

Triangle posture is the ‘top of the mountain’, the pinnacle of the standing series. Everything up to this point has prepared you for this particular posture. It is tremendously powerful and efficient. If done correctly, the posture seems easy. Done incorrectly, it is very difficult. Triangle creates—and requires—a perfect marriage between the cardiovascular and respiratory … Continue reading

Touch your forehead!

Next is Separate Leg Stretching… Dandayamana Bibhaktapada Paschimotthanasana Strengthens: Biceps Trapezius Latissimus Dorsi Deltoids Stretches: Hamstrings Entire spine Stimulates: Adrenal glands Digestive organs Separate Leg Stretching increases the flexibility of the spine. Helps to relieve depression and memory loss. Balances the nervous system. Good for digestion, hyperacidity, constipation. Helps reduce abdominal obesity. Helps with diabetes. Releases … Continue reading

Human tug of war!

Next is Balancing Stick… This posture is a powerhouse! Strengthens: Upper Thighs Buttocks Shoulders Abdomen Trapezius muscles Deltoids Ankles Stretches: Hips Legs Shoulders Spine Stimulates: Pancreas Liver Spleen Kidneys Nervous system Physical Benefits: Improves balance and increases endurance. Builds lung capacity. Stimulates the heart and arteries, strengthening the heart. Clears blockages from arteries to prevent future cardiovascular … Continue reading

Forever balanced, equal and simultaneous, 50/50

Next is Standing Bow Pulling Pose. “As impossible as this pose seems the first time you  try it, it is the pose people seem to resent the least–and are the most anxious to perform and perfect. It just looks so pretty!” ~Bikram Choudhury Like Standing Head to Knee, this pose helps develop concentration, patience and … Continue reading

Letting go…

A quick little post on the elusive final element of Standing Head To Knee… Letting Go! Anything taken to its extreme becomes its exact opposite. Like ice burns the skin. Extreme effort becomes complete relaxation. Precise control in the posture allows you to let go…