Adho Mukha Virasana

Adho Mukha Virasana

Background Adho mukha virasana (downward facing hero pose) is a versatile pose that can be used in a variety of ways throughout a yoga sequence. It is an excellent counterpose following chest opening asanas. In addition, it can also be used as a recovery position...
Salamba Purvottanasana – Restorative Yoga

Salamba Purvottanasana – Restorative Yoga

Salamba Purvottanasana is a great example of an Iyengar yoga restorative pose that can help to rejuvenate energy levels. Much of what is today known as “restorative yoga” has evolved from the teachings of the contemporary Indian yoga master B.K.S. Iyengar....
Pranayama – What is it? And how to start.

Pranayama – What is it? And how to start.

Pranayama is the aspect of yoga related to breathing and breath control. This ancient practice is often treasured by long-term yogis, but can be notoriously difficult for newer students to grasp. Even seasoned practitioners might experience multiple false starts when...