Us Bristolians See it Enough in the City – Flying Pigeon Pose!

Eka Pada Galavasana or Flying Pigeon Pose is a challenging arm balance!

Read further for preparatory poses and how to practice safely

Flying Pigeon Pose Eka Pada Galavasana

Sometimes Yoga just seems like no laughing matter, and usually that’s when things get tough, or if you land flat on your face. This pose is tough, with a big risk of greeting the floor at a high speed with your dish and a load of body weight behind it. That being said, it’s great to face one’s difficulties and learn that it’s not all that bad after all. Flying Pigeon Pose gives us the chance to get strong, both physically and mentally, to find balance in a strange position, and to become brave in the face of a little uncertainty.

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Downward Facing Dog – Our Pose of the Week

 

“Be the person your dog thinks you are”

J.W. Stephens

Downward Facing Dog

Downward Facing Dog, or Adho Mukha Svanasana, is an absolute go-to pose if you want to prepare for many other poses. If you go to a class, you’re sure to get instructed in to a down dog at one point or another. This is because it truly does wonders for many parts of the body.

Downward Facing Dog stretches the shoulders, hamstrings and calves. It energises the body and helps to wake up your hands and the arches in your feet. This pose strengthens your arms and your legs and is said to help with fatigue and back pain. It also calms the nervous system and could help to relieve menstrual pain / discomfort when practiced with the head supported.

So with all the above reasons and many more, it’s a great idea to know how to practice it safely so that you really can reap all the benefits. Read further for a step by step guide how to practice this pose safely.

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Upwards Facing Dog – Open up and say OM in this week’s pose of the week!

Upwards Facing Dog – Our Pose of the Week

Yoga is a light, which once lit, will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter the flame.

B.K.S. Iyengar

Upwards Facing Dog

As a follow on from the challenge of Chaturanga Dandasana, it’s only natural to talk about Upwards Facing Dog. Here we will explain the benefits to the pose and how to safely practice your Up Dog in class and at home.

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Lord of the Dance Pose aka Natarajasana – Dance your way into this pose!

Yogafurie’s Pose of the Week to help dance away any mid-week blues

Natarajasana

Whether it’s a lovely sunny day for you to practice or not, Natarajasana is a beautiful, majestic standing balance and a deep backbend that strengthens the legs and the core whilst stretching your thighs, hip flexors, chest, shoulders and arms. Natarajasana also helps you to improve your sense of balance.

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