Extended Side Angle (Utthita Parsvokonasana)

Extended Side Angle (Utthita Parsvokonasana) Type: Standing pose Level: Intermediate Steps: Spread the legs apart in standing. Rotate the right foot 90 degrees and the left foot about 15 degrees to the right. Bend the right knee trying to reach 90 degrees without rotating the torso or pelvis. Start stretching to the right and put the right hand on the floor next to your foot. Straighten the left arm up and lower it over your head. Try to stretch your upper side from your foot to your arm into one line. Rotate the head and look up. Variations: Rest the [...]

Extended Side Angle (Utthita Parsvokonasana)

Pregnancy Yoga – Second Trimester

Pregnancy Yoga – Second Trimester The Second Trimester of Pregnancy is from week 13 to 26. The placenta is fully functional and hormone levels balance out. Women at this stage in pregnancy are getting used to the feeling of pregnancy on their body. Cautions: Listen to your body. Do what feels right for your body and take rests when you need to. Before pregnancy you may have worked hard with exercise and pushed the body to limits but now is a time to use yoga and exercise to keep the body moving but not to push yourself too hard. Pregnancy [...]

Pregnancy Yoga – Second Trimester

Stumbling up the path of yoga. Goa, January 2018

Stumbling up the path of yoga. Goa, January 2018 I’m not sure if I could have been in more of a mess when I turned up to the first morning of my month of yoga teacher training at Sampoorna Yoga in Goa. I could dance around the point here to never truly land on it, but to put it bluntly, I have never disliked myself as much as I did on the lead up to getting on the plane to head off to begin the next chapter of my life, a chapter that once had been a fantastical fictional dream, a faraway [...]

Stumbling up the path of yoga. Goa, January 2018