Category: Pose Breakdown

Put on Your Wings | Flying Lizard Tutorial

posted by Nancy Nelson

As a kid, I had a recurring and very vivid dream that I could fly. Every morning after this dream, though I knew actual lift off was unlikely – I would catch myself constantly daydreaming about that sensation I felt so strongly in my dream. The release of gravity, the lightness, the freedom! Years later, when I […]

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Take Your Crow Low! Baby Bakasana Tutorial

posted by Nancy Nelson

Arm balances can be a fun and exciting part of the asana practice. I, myself, love crow pose. It was the first arm balance I was able to take flight in so it has a special place in my heart. However, one of my favorite variations to teach is crow pose on the forearms – a.k.a. […]

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Shoulder Release Pose

posted by Nancy Nelson

We are excited to announce February’s #IYPOM (Inspire Yoga Pose of the Month) – Shoulder Release pose. This pose is mere magic for releasing tension in the shoulder and neck. It’s wonderful after a long day at the office or to incorporate into your morning routine after a rough night’s sleep. Here’s what recent Inspire Yoga […]

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Legs Up the Wall | Viparita Karani

posted by Nancy Nelson

Happy 2016 everyone! As we welcome in a new year, we have decided to change our pose of the week to a pose of the MONTH so that we have plenty of time to explore variations and really appreciate the pose we are focusing on. If you have any additional input, questions or comments – […]

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Downward Facing Dog | Adho Mukha Svanasana

posted by Nancy Nelson

This week’s pose: Downward Facing Dog A classic and super foundational pose in the yoga practice, Downward Facing Dog (or in Sanskrit, “Adho Mukha Svanasana” – but let’s stick with Down Dog) is often situated at the beginning and end of a sequence. Though it is used as a transitional pose much of the time, […]

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YIN YOGA for Anxiety

posted by Nancy Nelson

In an article a couple weeks ago, we discussed how yoga can help with anxiety. Though it is not a cure, it can help provide comfort and calm when all else seems to be spiraling out of control. Follow along with the next few poses whenever you find yourself entering into an anxious state. This […]

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5 Reasons Why You NEED Savasana

posted by Nancy Nelson

You show up for your favorite vinyasa class. You love it because it gets your heart beating. The music is always in perfect unison with your breath. When I Believe I Can Fly starts playing, your feet effortlessly lift from the earth as you hover in bakasana. You love that feeling of a good and […]

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