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Exploring Kurmasana and Supta Kurmasana from the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series

Yoga, a holistic practice revered for its ability to harmonize the body, mind, and soul, encompasses a myriad of postures that lead practitioners on an inward journey of self-discovery. Within the framework of Ashtanga Yoga, a dynamic and structured style, lies a sequence of poses designed to progressively guide participants toward physical prowess and inner [...]

Exploring Kurmasana and Supta Kurmasana from the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series2023-08-14T20:31:23+00:00

How to Do Navasana – Boat Posture

Krista Shirley in Navasana, boat pose Navasana, translates to Boat Posture.  It comes after the Marichyasana poses from the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series. Boat Pose is an excellent posture for both new and experienced yoga practitioners. The asana helps students build a combination of strength, flexibility, balance and mental focus, when practiced regularly. This [...]

How to Do Navasana – Boat Posture2023-04-21T21:12:21+00:00

How to do Marichyasana C: Step by Step Guide

Marīcyāsana C, also spelled, Marichyasana (mar-ee-chee-AHS-anna), translates to the Pose Dedicated to the Sage Maricihi.  It is the third of four Marīcyāsana poses from the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series. Marichi means, “Ray of Light,” which is one of the aspects of the sun.  This is also the name of a sage, Sage Marichi, who was [...]

How to do Marichyasana C: Step by Step Guide2023-08-11T17:40:35+00:00

How to do Purvottanasana: A Step by step guide

The Ashtanga Yoga system focuses on deep breathing with sound, engagement of internal and external muscles, and a set sequence of series’ that practitioners can work to master over time.  The first series in Ashtanga is known as Yoga Chikitsa or the Primary Series.  The fourth seated posture in that series is called Purvottanasana.  This [...]

How to do Purvottanasana: A Step by step guide2023-08-11T13:55:06+00:00

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