#YogaDaysofMay2016 Yoga Challenge

Announcing my Yoga Challenge for May 2016! It’s here! My first 30-Day Yoga Challenge that I have designed. I decided to make this challenge just that: challenging. A variety of asanas for us to work through: standing, seated, arm balance, and inversions will test your strength, balance and flexibility. I am also making this anotherContinue reading “#YogaDaysofMay2016 Yoga Challenge”

2015 Yoga Challenge – Hamilton Historical Sites

Starting in Janurary 2015, I tried out some Yoga Challenges on Instagram. The ones where yogis put together a series of poses, one for each day of the month, and challenge their followers on social media to join them to win some prizes from sponsors. It was fun, great way to learn and try outContinue reading “2015 Yoga Challenge – Hamilton Historical Sites”

Surya Namaskar C – Sun Salutation C

Surya Namaskar C or Sun Salutation C is another variation of the Sun Salutation A. This sequence is not practiced in the traditional Ashtanga Series, but is seen in Dharma Yoga and many other types. To me, this is a different rhythm that I’m used to, with some added backbends, so I like that challenge.Continue reading “Surya Namaskar C – Sun Salutation C”

Surya Namaskar B – Sun Salutation B

Surya Namaskar B, or Sun Salutation B, is the second flow in the opening sequence practiced in the Ashtanga Series. It is performed in 5 rounds immediately following Surya Namaskar A, linking breath to movement to form a rhythm. This flow is nearly the same as Sun Sal A, except for 3 details. Utkatasana (ChairContinue reading “Surya Namaskar B – Sun Salutation B”

Surya Namaskar A – Sun Salutation A

Surya Namaskar A, or Sun Salutation A, is the first sequence practiced in the Ashtanga Series. It is performed in 5 rounds at the beginning of your practice, linking breath to movement to form a rhythm. Benefits of Surya Namaskar: Strengthens the body and improves muscle tone Improves posture Improves flexibility Increases blood circulation andContinue reading “Surya Namaskar A – Sun Salutation A”