Asana Spotlight

Bakasana (Crow pose)

Yes Bakasana is an arm balance so requires strength and poise. But it is as much about stability, courage and successfully playing with your centre of gravity. So have some fun with it! Methodology Start

Eka pada rajakapotasana Vs Mermaid pose

Eka pada rajakapotasana, one legged king pigeon pose, (the variation with the back leg straight and the torso folded forward) is many peoples favourite asana - while Mermaid is the preferred pose for Instagram!  

Half Butterfly, Yin Style (AKA Janu Sirasana A!)

A favourite pose of our senior Yin teacher trainer Tara Fitzgibbon, and sure to feature on the upcoming Yin Yoga Retreat – Half Butterfly (as it’s known in Yin) differs in essence to it’s hatha

Bhuja Pidasana (shoulder / arm pressure pose)

This pose obviously strengthens the arms, but it is fundamentally a balance and so promotes equanimity of mind and emotions. If you get your centre of gravity correct it becomes less about arm strength and

Eka Pada Rajakapotasana

Many people’s favourite pose, pigeon is a most rewarding when held for several minutes. A deep hip opener it’s a great preparation for backbends and a prerequisite for getting your foot behind the head in

Ardha Matsyendrāsana III (Lord of the Fish Pose)

Twists are so good for us in so many ways. They detoxify, massage our internal organs, help with digestion and rejuvenate the spine. Twists in a yoga practice come in many different forms, for all

Janu Sirsasana (Head-to-knee pose)

There are many benefits of forward bends. Janu Sirsasana (head-to-knee pose) is perfect for your new year sequence: it helps lengthen and create space in the spine, stretches out tight hamstrings, and gently tones our

Vrksasana (Tree Pose)

Connect and center with uplifting Tree Pose Vrksasana (or Tree Pose) is a regular in Purna Yoga asana sequences. It is known to strengthen the legs; gently open the hips; and help with mental, emotional and physical balance.

Kumbhakasana (Plank Pose)

Beat the winter blues and heat the body with some strengthening asana postures like this one... Kumbhakasana (or Plank Pose) is a regular in dynamic asana sequences. It is known to strengthen the upper body, specifically the arms,

Dhanurasana (Bow Pose)

Open the heart, boost prana flow and lighten the mental load with a backbend or two. Dhanurasana (or Bow Pose) is a backbend known to promote flexibility of the spine, tone the abdominal organs, increase energy