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...
Yoga Poses: Surya Namaskar to the Divine

Yoga Poses: Surya Namaskar to the Divine

As we move more deeply into our own home practice, here is a beautiful Sun Salutation that I hope will inspire you to connect to the Source within you while your body flows gracefully.  Standing in Tadasana, relax into the breath. With every inhalation feel the...