Archive for April, 2010

Can yoga help Back issues? YES!

Published on April 27, 2010

One of our Monday nite devoted yogi’s let me know that she struggles with S-I Joint (sacro-iliac) pain. This dysfunction is a chronic problem for her and we are hoping her yoga practice can help this condition. A great article on this problem, written by Judith Lasater, yoga teacher and physical therapist can be found […]

Balancing your chakras

Published on April 24, 2010

Our practice on Monday nite (4/26) will be a series of asanas to balance our chakras. Chakras are areas of energy located along our astral spine. The astral spine runs along our physical spine. They are concentrated wheels of energy that energize the organs and segment of spine in relative proximity to them. The first […]

This week’s Asana: Dhanurasana (Bow Pose)

Published on April 20, 2010

Considered a pretty intense back bend, dhanurasana has many benefits worth your time. It opens the chest and shoulders, strengthens quads, stretches hip flexors and spine, stimulates the digestive organs (like a twist pose does) and is generally vitalizing. A strap can be used to help you reach your feet if your body proportions or […]

Will you be there Monday nite?

Published on April 17, 2010

I will! Hope to see you from 6:30-8pm at the UU Church. Bring your strap if you have one!

A Salute to the Sun

Published on April 13, 2010

Our practice last nite included a pose that is really a series of poses linked together. Called Suyra Namaskar (Sun Salute) it is practice within a pose. A each of us struggle with time (“when can I fit in a yoga practice?”), creativity (” I just don’t know what poses to do!”) and balance (“I […]

Let’s do an Ananda Practice!

Published on April 10, 2010

Monday nite yoga at the UU Church will be a traditional Ananda Yoga practice. Please join us from 6:30-8pm in the beautiful sanctuary!

Pose for the Week

Published on April 6, 2010

Let’s come on down to the mat for matsyasana, the fish pose. This is a gentle head inversion, chest opening asana. If you feel that you will never be able to do a headstand or other vigorous inversion, this is a nice option for you. Be sure to protect your neck by using a blanket […]

Yin on Monday Nite!

Published on April 3, 2010

We’ll be practicing Yin Yoga this Monday 4/5/10 at the UU Church of Fresno. If you are curious about Yin, scroll down for a post on Yin. We meet from 6:30-8pm. Hope you join us!