Tag: 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

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

nadi shodhana pranayama (alternate nostril breathing) for may

yin-yang-mandala-moira-gil-Our featured yoga practice for May isn’t a zamasana (asana meaning yoga posture) it’s a pranazama! (Pranayama is the control of prana, or life force, through the breath.) Nadi Shodhana Pranayama, or alternate nostril breathing, separates … Read more

reverse warrior for april

Shani Frances Double ReverseOur Zamasana of the Month for April is the wonderfully powerful Reverse Warrior, or Viparita Virabhadrasana (say “vip-par-ee-tah veer-ah-bah-DRAHS-anna” – ‘viparita’ means reversed or inverted). Reverse Warrior, also known as Peaceful Warrior, is a variant of Warrior II, and … Read more