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11 10, 2017

October 2017 Posture of the Month: Standing Bow Pulling Pose

2018-01-21T09:40:26-05:00

If someone asked you which postures you thought were "fun" in the 26/2 series, chances are slim that you'd mention Wind Removing Pose. Or the third part of Awkward. Those postures have their fans, and they are powerfully therapeutic, but "fun" is not the first word that comes to my [...]

October 2017 Posture of the Month: Standing Bow Pulling Pose2018-01-21T09:40:26-05:00
3 08, 2017

August 2017 Posture of the Month: Floor Bow Pose

2018-01-21T09:40:27-05:00

Bow Pose is the fourth posture in the important Spine Strengthening Series, and this August it is our posture of the month at HYF! During the Spine Strengthening Series, Cobra zeroes in on on your lower/lumbar spine, while Locust addresses the upper/cervical spine. Full Locust Pose works the strength and [...]

August 2017 Posture of the Month: Floor Bow Pose2018-01-21T09:40:27-05:00
4 07, 2017

July 2017 Posture of the Month: Triangle

2018-01-21T09:40:27-05:00

Triangle Pose (Trikanasana) is sometimes referred to as the "pinnacle" of the standing series, and for good reason: four honest Triangles can feel like the last few steps of a hike up Mt. Everest, with a little less snow, a little more sweat. (Speaking of snow, eventually you will build [...]

July 2017 Posture of the Month: Triangle2018-01-21T09:40:27-05:00
2 06, 2017

June 2017 Posture(s) of the Month: Head to Knee Pose with Stretching Pose

2018-01-21T09:40:28-05:00

This month we'll spend extra time in class learning about Head to Knee and the final Stretching Pose. This posture duo comes near the very end of class, when you have already spent more than an hour systematically warming and stretching your body. Your muscles, joints, ligaments, and tendons are more than [...]

June 2017 Posture(s) of the Month: Head to Knee Pose with Stretching Pose2018-01-21T09:40:28-05:00
1 04, 2017

Posture of the Month: Standing Head to Knee Pose

2018-01-21T09:40:30-05:00

No doubt about it, Standing Head to Knee is one of the most demanding postures of the entire series. It's also an extremely rewarding posture, and you get out of it what you put into it. Every time you come to class, you have four chances, two on each side, to [...]

Posture of the Month: Standing Head to Knee Pose2018-01-21T09:40:30-05:00
4 03, 2017

Posture of the Month: Standing Deep Breathing and Blowing in Firm Pose

2018-07-21T13:06:55-05:00

We are always breathing. Our brain stem tells us to breathe, whether we're asleep or awake, running a marathon or watching TV, whether we have a hacking cough or perfectly clear lungs. Inhale. Exhale. Do it again. If we don't think about breathing, it will just happen. But in yoga, we do think [...]

Posture of the Month: Standing Deep Breathing and Blowing in Firm Pose2018-07-21T13:06:55-05:00
1 02, 2017

Posture of the Month: Wind Removing

2018-01-21T09:40:32-05:00

Wind Removing Pose. Go ahead, giggle. It's a silly name, it makes us think of silly and embarrassing things, but the benefits of this humble posture are nothing to laugh at! It can be tempting to just go through the motions when doing Wind Removing Pose because it comes after [...]

Posture of the Month: Wind Removing2018-01-21T09:40:32-05:00
1 12, 2016

Posture of the Month: Cobra Pose

2018-01-21T09:40:34-05:00

Cobra Pose is the first pose in the spine-strengthening series. In Cobra, you are working all the muscles of your spine, tailbone to the neck, but the focus of your effort - and the major recipient of the benefits - is your lower spine. This posture creates strength, space, and flexibility [...]

Posture of the Month: Cobra Pose2018-01-21T09:40:34-05:00
5 10, 2016

Posture of the month: Awkward

2018-07-21T17:48:40-05:00

Oh, Awkward Pose!! You are a tough posture to love (especially that pesky 2nd part!).  You challenge our focus, strength, stamina, and balance just after we've emerged from the intensity of Half Moon/Hands to Feet Pose. You make our quads burn, you send our ankles wobbling, you turn our arms to lead. But what an important, [...]

Posture of the month: Awkward2018-07-21T17:48:40-05:00