Easy pose with side bend – parsva sukhasana is one of the nicest poses to start your day with and/or to start your evening practice with. It stretches out your whole upper side: gluteus medius, quadratus lumborum, internal obliques and the serratus anterior. These muscle can do with some extra stretches, because most of us […]
Boat pose – paripurna navasana is responsible for a lot of yoga injuries. Sadly enough. Wrong alignment in this pose, will give you low back pain, because if you don’t already have the abdominal and iliopsoas strength, your low back muscles (quadratus lumborum) will try to keep you in balance, but this muscle is not […]
Bound Angle pose A – Baddha Konasana A is one of the best grounding postures for me. I think I’m a very grounded person, so I probably don’t need to do a lot of grounding work for my muladhara chakra, but this pose always feels like I’m good to myself. Baddha Konasana A is a […]
I like slow starts of my yoga practice. Easy Pose Twist – Parivrtta Sukhasana is for me an ideal way to ‘arrive on my mat’ and wake up my body; combining movement with breath.
Dandasana – staff pose is a very basic yoga pose. At the same time, it is for a lot of people harder than it looks. Be honest: how hard is it to sit up straight? The answer is: hard. I know I was struggling with this pose big time in the beginning. My hamstrings were […]
Sitting forwards bends are not my favorite asanas. Yet Janu Sirsasana – Head-to-Knee pose is a pose I do like. My problem with forward bends is my lack of flexibility in my hamstrings. I’m doing yoga now for eight years and I have improved, but not to the extend that my nose is flat on […]
I love yoga asanas, I love turning ‘inward’ and see how I am doing ‘on the inside’, but I love having fun as well. As long as I enjoy what I’m doing, I can keep on doing it. So when I teach yoga I always like to throw in some fun asanas. One I really […]