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...
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....