The Half Moon Pose: Parsva Urdhva Hastasana

The Half Moon Pose

The Half Moon Pose has a few different names. It’s Sanskrit name is Parsva Urdhva Hastasana and common western names include the Upward Salute Side Bend Pose and the Standing Half Moon Pose. You might recognize this posture, its commonly used in yoga sequences because it’s an energizing warm-up that is reasonably easy to do. On those mornings when you are really struggling to wake up, and the thought of...

Simple Yin Yoga Bedtime Routine

Simple Yin Yoga Bedtime Routine

If you have regular issues with sleep or insomnia, I strongly recommend trying Yin Yoga. As a matter of fact, I suggest you try it anyway, regardless of whether you have sleep issues or not. Not only will Yin Yoga leave you feeling relaxed & blissfully calm, as well as helping you get a restful nights sleep, Yin Yoga has other benefits too. What Is Yin Yoga? Yin Yoga focuses...

The Corpse Pose: Savasana

The coprse pose graphic

What can I say about the Corpse Pose? If you think you are shit at yoga, try this posture! Actually, despite the fact that you are laying flat on your back and not moving, it is a little bit more difficult than it looks. The objective of the Corpse Pose is to imitate a corpse by keeping perfectly still. Sounds lovely, doesn’t it? Well it actually is, once you get...

Child Pose Hands Extended: Adho Mukha Virasana

How to do the child pose

This posture is a variation of the Child Pose/Balasana. It an easy pose for beginners that stretches the spine, relaxes the neck and shoulders and encourages a more restful sleep. The Sanskrit name for this posture is Adho Mukha Virasana. It’s otherwise known as the Child Pose Hands Extended or the Downward Facing Hero Pose. In the following video, Maryn will show you how to do the Child Pose Hands...