Category Archives: Physical Practice/Asana

Core strength: 3 steps to float your boat pose

Core strength is challenging, especially for women (and especially after having a baby/babies), but it is totally possible to build it gradually and with long-term effects. One of the most popular yoga poses associated with core strength and stability is navasana or boat pose. All challenging poses (or tasks) can be broken down into progressive, digestible steps. Working with…
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Yoga for lower back relief – 3 backbends

After my post Yoga for lower back relief - 4 poses resonated with many, I wanted to share with you how selected backbends can be enormously helpful in both relieving and preventing lower back pain. Backbends might seem like advanced and scary poses, only for the extremely flexible and fit. In reality there are backbends for everyone, and we have actually all already done those I…
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Yoga for lower back relief – 4 poses

Whether it's due to working at a desk, carrying/lifting children, slouching when we stand or any number of other reasons, 'non-specific' lower back pain is so widespread today. This simple sequence will give you much-needed relief. You can do it at any time of the day. If you have very little time, just do the first and/or last pose. If…
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Winter yoga: keeping the fire stoked

It's January and the shoots of spring flowers have already popped up in our garden. My yoga practice feels a little like them. I feel a renewed energy at this time of year, bolstered by my resolve and conviction for the year ahead. I want to be active and step into new territory. Yet I also know…
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