“The mighty oak was once a little nut that stood it’s ground” – Anon
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Tree pose (Vrksasana) is a brilliant asana to include in your daily practice. Tree pose requires balance and focus, and can help us to develop in our balance practice. Just like in Tadasana, we want to feel firmly rooted to the earth, we have the ability to sway with the wind but we stay tall and strong on the ground below. It can become almost a metaphor for balance in daily life, we’re rooted and strong, and can bend to the wind without losing our grounding.
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A challenge for your practice. And an even harder to say in Sanskrit.
Parivrtta Utthita Hasta Padangustasana!
Dancing Shiva Pose
Dancing Shiva Pose is both challenging and empowering. It helps to build strength, poise and flexibility. It requires focus and practice. Once you start to feel comfortable in a posture like Dancing Shiva Pose, you can start to experience the energetic effects of a string twist, stretch and balance.
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In a city where pigeons rule the streets, why not join them? And become King Pigeon!
King Pigeon (Kapotasana) is a strong back bend posture. It can provide a deep stretch to your hip flexors, abdomen, shoulders and upper arms. It also strengthens muscles in the back, abdomen, shoulders and arms whilst helping to improve posture. All of these benefits come if practiced safely! So make sure to warm up and only practice if you feel your body is ready to give it a go.
This article will provide a quick and safe way to practice the posture at home. But as always it’s best to come to class and practice it with a trained Yogafurie instructor!
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Yogafurie offers a challenge in your home practice!
Very similar in appearance, and nearly similar in effort. Boat pose (sanskrit Navasana) and Both Big Toe Pose (sanskrit Ubhaya Padangusthasana) are brilliant additions to your practice to help you feel grounded, stable, strong and flexible.
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“Be still like a mountain, and flow like a great river” – Lao Tzu
These are fantastic asanas (postures) for cultivating a sense of stillness and strength. They help us to discover alignment anomalies we may have hidden under the surface in our own bodies, and they help us to work with them to find more functional movement. These two asanas form the basis for all standing postures in Yoga.
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