Anjaneyasana Tutorial

The Myth Behind the Asana Like many yoga postures, there's a myth behind Anjaneyasana. In Sanskrit, Anjaneya means 'son of Anjana', and as it turns out, Anjaneya happens to be Hanuman. As the myth goes, Anjaneya was the son of Anjana, a mortal, and Vayu, the wind god....

Surya Namaskar B Breakdown

I know I said that Surya Namaskar A is my favorite of the sun salutations (and it is!), but Surya Namaskar B has been growing on me lately. The info under 'Meaning' and 'What is it?' cover some basic info about sun salutations that's repeated from my post...

High Lunge Tutorial

High Lunge / Crescent Lunge I don't know that Crescent Lunge has a Sanskrit name - I've never referred to it, or heard it referred to, by a Sanskrit name, so I'm going to stick with High Lunge, or Crescent Lunge. I usually call it High Lunge when I teach. High Lunge...

Warrior I Tutorial

Virabhadrasana I: Warrior I Virabhadrasana I, or Warrior I, is a standing yoga pose named after the mythical Hindu warrior, Virabhadra. Vira means 'hero', and bhadra means 'auspicious'. There's an entire myth behind Virabhadra, and maybe we'll cover that another day...

Surya Namaskar A Breakdown

Surya Namaskar A is another favorite of mine, so I'm pumped to break it down! Meaning Surya Namaskar means Sun Salutation: Surya = sun; Namaskar = salutation. Although this translation doesn't really do it justice. The word 'salutation' feels quite formal...