Ananda Balasana, or Happy Baby as it is more commonly known, may not be a traditional yoga pose from older Hatha Yoga texts, but it IS a modern favourite, and rightly so! The combination of hip-opening, lower-back-releasing, spine-lengthening, inner-thigh-stretching, whilst … Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Happy new year, beloved Zamis! We hope you’re feeling refreshed and rejuvenated after a holiday season spent with family and friends (…and food).
For January, to start 2016 off in a gentle, relaxed way, we’re going to be celebrating our … Read more
It wouldn’t be a challenge month without a challenging pose to play with! Meet Bird of Paradise pose (Svarga Dvijasana), a hip-opening, hamstring-stretching balance that will no doubt require all your concentration.
Just like the flower that shares … Read more