Category: Pose of the Week

Eagle Pose | Garudasana

posted by Nancy Nelson

#IYPOW (Inspire Yoga Pose of the Week): Eagle Pose (view video demonstration) Eagle Pose (in Sanskrit, “Garudasana”) is a beautiful pose that challenges the practitioners physical and mental balance as well as it strengthens and stretches the whole body. Here’s what Inspire Yoga teacher in training, Dena (pictured) had to say about the pose… “Garuda is […]

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Dolphin Pose | Ardha Pincha Mayurasana

posted by Nancy Nelson

#IYPOW (Inspire Yoga Pose of the Week): Dolphin Pose (view video demonstration) This pose is very similar to downward facing dog. The only difference is that the practitioner is set up on the forearms instead of the hands. Though the actual base is wider, it adds a new challenge to the shape of the pose. […]

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Headstand |Sirsasana

posted by Nancy Nelson

#IYPOW (Inspire Yoga Pose of the Week): Headstand (view video demonstration) Headstand is a powerful inversion that teaches the body and mind how to build strength, practice patience and find stability. There are many variations of this posture, but we recommend Supported Headstand (Salamba Sirsasana) because it takes much of the pressure out of the head […]

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Wheel (or Bridge) Pose | Urdhva Dhanurasana

posted by Nancy Nelson

#IYPOW (Inspire Yoga Pose of the Week): Wheel/Bridge Pose (view video demonstration) Heart openers can be a really beautiful thing. That nice release across the chest and front body is energizing, refreshing, and freeing. However, especially around this time of year – backbends can be intense. As the weather gets chilly, we cross our arms […]

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Chair Pose|Utkatasana

posted by Nancy Nelson

#IYPOW (Inspire Yoga Pose of the Week): Chair Pose (view video demonstration) Yes, yes – we know….Chair Pose is everybody’s favorite pose (ha!). Okay, we get it – this pose is tough. But, hey, utkatasana is a part of the practice for a reason. This pose immediately challenges the practitioner physically and mentally. When we persevere […]

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Crow Pose|Bakasana

posted by Nancy Nelson

#IYPOW (Inspire Yoga Pose of the Week): Crow Pose (view video demonstration) Bakasana is often the first arm balance we try to conquer in the yoga practice, but it does not come easily. It requires strength, focus and a little dose of fearlessness. Some days you might feel light and playful in this pose, while […]

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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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Threaded Needle | Parsva Balasana

posted by Nancy Nelson

#IYPOW (Inspire Yoga Pose of the Week): Threaded Needle (view video demonstration) This spinal rotation pose starts out very gentle, but each breath in the posture draws you in deeper and deeper into sensation and release. Once you have completed both sides, rest in child’s pose for a few moments to feel the full effect […]

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Warrior II | Virabhadrasana II

posted by Nancy Nelson

#IYPOW (Inspire Yoga Pose of the Week): Warrior II (view video demonstration) A very common pose in yoga, this strong standing posture will strengthen you body, mind and spirit. Here’s what Inspire Yoga teacher, Christian, had to say about it: “One of my favorite poses, Warrior II. Whether in the middle of a sequence or […]

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Upward Facing Dog | Urdhva Mukha Svanasana

posted by Nancy Nelson

Introducing #IYPOW (Inspire Yoga Pose of the Week)! Every Sunday we will share the pose of the week via social media. You are then invited to join in with us by posting your own interpretation of the pose and a short thought or inspiration that you receive from the pose. Make sure to use hashtag […]

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