Vrksasana Partner Pose

Vrksasana Partner Pose

Vrksasana, or Tree Pose, is one of the most popular balance postures in many asana classes, for good reason. As we are entering into February, and many partner classes are popping up in my newsfeed, I thought it would be fun to write about how to practice this pose...
Viparita Karani

Viparita Karani

A Series of 20 Tantric Kriyas: #1 Viparita Karani Mudra As many of us move indoors with the cooler weather I thought it would be a good time to share a series of 20 Tantric Kriyas for investigating our inner essence. These 20 kriyas were taught to me by my teacher...
Warrior ll

Warrior ll

Warrior II – Getting off the straight and narrow By Rebecca Stone, RYT500, SOYA Lead trainer In this day and age, we are learning quickly that “one size fits all” is often not the best idea.  Warrior Two is a fantastic example, as we step back into the pose....
Vasishthasana

Vasishthasana

Vasishthasana: Name of Sage Pose Most yoga poses seem to be named after an animal, reptile, tree, or something that resembles and gives essence to the pose. Like a tree reflects stability, strength, and solid growth. However there are several yoga poses that have a...
Matsyasana (Fish Pose)

Matsyasana (Fish Pose)

“Matsyasana” means Fish pose in Sanskrit. It is a back-bending pose that opens the chest, neck and shoulder muscles. Backbends, like fish pose, can relieve the back pain from sitting all day at your desk or in your car. Matsyasana and all of the gentle variations...
Supta Nitambasana

Supta Nitambasana

Supta Nitambasana – Supine Hip Stretch Pose With Helen Mikuska, SOYA lead trainer in Calgary, Alberta Do you feel unstable when you practice lateral flexion in a standing position?  Do you have shoulder issues that are irritated when you reach your arms...