Ustrasana – Camel Pose

Ustrasana – Camel Pose

This is an excerpt from the book Spiritual Yoga – Awakening to Higher Awareness by Gynadev McCord of the Ananda Yoga® tradition. Shared with permission by @Hansa Trust. We are excited to welcome Nayaswami Gyandev for the 27th Anniversary of the SOYA Annual...
Enage with the Asana Affirmations

Enage with the Asana Affirmations

 Excerpt from the book Spiritual Yoga by Gyandev McCord In his book, Gyandev shares affirmations for many different yoga postures. See the bottom of this article for a list of several of the affirmations that can be found in his wonderful book! You can get...
Ardha Chandrasana

Ardha Chandrasana

Article by SOYA Lead Trainer Emma Faulkner, E-RYT500   To move into Ardha Chadrasana or half moon pose, I love to enter this pose via a little flow inspired by Doug Keller. Start in tadasana, facing the narrow edge of the mat. You may like to place two blocks on...
Utthita Trikonasana: Extended Triangle Asana

Utthita Trikonasana: Extended Triangle Asana

Article submitted by Terri McDermott, E-RYT500, IYTA, SOYA Lead Faculty utthita = extended, tri = three, kona = angle; trikona = triangle Many yoga asanas are named after animals and were developed based upon yogis’ observations of them in their environment....
Setu Bandhasana (Bridge Pose)

Setu Bandhasana (Bridge Pose)

This is a wonderful supported variation of Setu Bandhasana, also known as the Bridge Pose.  You need to have a few props to complete this variation – two rectangular bolsters (or several neatly folded blankets to mimic a bolster), a strap and possibly an extra...