Five Minute Poses: Supta Baddha Konasana

Five Minute Poses: Supta Baddha Konasana

Supta Baddha Konasana: An All-Rounder Years ago I did a 10-day Vipassana meditation retreat. The only yoga pose I did during the course was Supta Baddha Konasana. It helped balance many hours spent in sitting and walking meditation. When my meditation energy was...
Five Minute Yoga Poses: Mountain Brook Pose

Five Minute Yoga Poses: Mountain Brook Pose

Mountain Brook Pose This restorative pose has a name like a flowing Tai Chi movement or a sweetly sedative acupuncture point. Actually, the name Mountain Brook Pose simply reflects the way a yoga practitioner’s body drapes over the soft props. Like water flowing...
In Praise of Legs Up the Wall

In Praise of Legs Up the Wall

What’s not to praise? Legs up the wall is a favourite with many people because it’s a pose that’s guaranteed to sort you out. With a minimum investment of energy, the pose will return you maximum benefits. It is restorative, regenerative and...
Yoga Props Can Be a Lifeline

Yoga Props Can Be a Lifeline

A Lifeline… …is a thing on which someone or something depends or which provides a means of escape from a difficult situation (according to my computer dictionary). For all of this week I chose to do a yoga practice that incorporated poses I consider to...
Yoga for Exhaustion

Yoga for Exhaustion

Who hates being exhausted? Me! It’s not sexy to find oneself in a state of exhaustion. It could even be viewed as decidedly unattractive. Worse, exhaustion is often accompanied by low spirits, including a whole lot of resistance to feeling this way....
Cover Girl or Restorative Yoga?

Cover Girl or Restorative Yoga?

Yoga cover girls A couple of years ago, I enjoyed viewing a calendar that had been put together by a group at a yoga retreat in New Zealand. It was designed to spoof the cover girl approach to yoga magazines and calendars.  I think you know what I mean? By...