Category: zamasana of the month

side plank for june

The Zamasana for the month of June is Vasisthasana, better known as Side Plank. Building a strong core is very important for preventing back pain and supporting your body in everyday life. Planks strengthen your arms, wrists and legs and … Read more

camel pose for may

The Zamasana for the month of May is Ustrasana, better known as Camel Pose. There are many great benefits to practicing this pose, including the strengthening of the back, opening up of the shoulders, chest and quads as well as … Read more

extended hand to big toe for april

The zamasana for the month of april is Utthita Hasta Padangustasana (oo-TEET-uh-HAWS-tuh POD-ung-goos-THAWS-un-nuh) or extended hand-to-big-toe pose. This pose is challenging and powerful, and has many benefits including stretching the hamstrings and hips, strengthening the back and arms, improving your … Read more

goddess pose for march

Our Zamasana of the month for March is Utkata Konasana, more commonly known as Goddess Pose. The Sanskrit name for this pose, Utkata Konasana (oot-KAH-tuh cone-AHS-uh-nuh), comes from three words: Utkata- meaning “powerful” or “fierce”, Kona- meaning “angle and Asana- … Read more

fish pose for february

We are starting off our February with the Fish Pose, or Matsyasana. The Sanskrit name for Fish Pose refers to Matsya, who was an incarnation of the Hindu deity Vishnu. The story goes that long ago, the earth … Read more