Halfmoon pose can be super challenging for beginners! This pose is a difficult balance. It is also a hamstring and groin stretch. Half moon helps build kinaesthetic awareness and strengthens the glutes of the lifted leg, the obliques and can help build core strength in general.
In this tutorial Lauren breaks down half moon pose for you! Enjoy!
Often the healing properties of yoga are emphasized. Yes, yoga can be incredibly therapeutic! But just like any movement modality, if we are not careful we can injure ourselves. Knowing how to do chaturanga dandasana safely can insure the longevity of your yoga practice. That’s what we want right? A safe sustainable practice for the long term. So check out the video above and learn how you can do chaturanga dandasana the right way for your body.
Have you ever heard of Prana? The basic energy that courses through us? In this video, Lauren offers you a little tidbit about yoga philosophy. Simply doing the movements does not a yogi make. Postures with no intention is just exercise. Yoga helps us understand, build and harness our prana.
In Sanskrit this posture is called Ado Mukha Svanasana. Breaking it down, Ado means downward direction. Mukha is a face and Svana is the Sanskrit word for dog. Downward dog is seen throughout almost every yoga class, so let’s break it down so that you can practice this posture with the best possible alignment.