#22 Virbhadrasana II – Warrior II
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(LONDON) por Paula Tooths   Termed Virabhadrasana in Sanskrit, commonly known as the Warrior II Pose in English, this pose focuses on building leg strength and stamina. The second of three Warrior Poses, this pose provides a way to stretch the hips, groin, and legs as well as chest and shoulders. The Warrior II Pose is rooted in Hindu mythology. Virabhadra was a fierce warrior, the term asana means pose. The myth states a powerful priest hosted a great sacrifice …

#21 Virbhadrasana I – Warrior I
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(LONDON) por Paula Tooths I experience something different every time I step on my mat….. To me, my ”mat moment” is my best time of any day. Is the time when i can talk to my deepest self; truly and freely. The fluctuations in my practice have taught me an incredibly important lesson: There is no such thing as a “perfect” practice. The only thing “perfect” about yoga is the opportunity it presents – the opportunity to be present and …

#20 Surya Namaskara – Sun Salute Variations
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(LONDON) por Paula Tooths   Short and Sweet….. This post will be a quite short, but i want to dedicate it to introduce to you a few variations for the Sun Salute sequences. Yesterday, I posted my favourite moon salute. An old traditional Kripalu’s sequence. As the sun salute completes the moon salute, I intended to present some variations to you choose what is best for you 🙂 We make everything important in our lives except learning about our Selves. …

#19 Chandra Namaskara – Moon Salute
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(LONDON) por Paula Tooths   The Moon Salutation is a series of postures (asanas) done in sequence in honor of the moon and its special energies. Everything is relative: the sun is yang relative to the moon. But, the moon is yang relative to the earth. Even the salutations to the moon can be too warming for the muscles at some times. However, on a cold winter morning when the muscles are very stiff and frozen, a few rounds of …

#18 Parsvakonasana – Extended Side Angle Pose
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(LONDON) por Paula Tooths   When in the pose, one must tune out all outside distractions, and focus on the flow of breath. Take in slow deep breaths, and release all your anxieties and frustrations. Your mind must only focus on your alignment when attempting the pose, in order to reap all the benefits of this pose. Your mind should be free from thought, but aware of your surroundings. Yoga, an ancient but perfect science, deals with the evolution of …

#17 Parsvottanasana – Intense Side Stretch Pose
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(LONDON) por Paula Tooths   Yoga has always been seen as a fitness workout by most people. It is an ancient practice in Asia. The practice of yoga includes basic warm up exercises, asanas/ poses, pranayama and meditation. Side stretch is a good exercise for those who aim to lose weight or maintain their body posture. Parsvottanasana is also known as ‘intense side-stretch pose’ or ‘the pyramid pose’. This asana has its name derived from the Sanskrit term ‘parsva’ which …

#16 Parivritta Trikonasana – Revolved Triangle Pose
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(LONDON) por Paula Tooths   This pose really helps you to lose weight naturally without any side effects…. “Change is not something that we should fear. Rather, it is something that we should welcome. For without change, nothing in this world would ever grow or blossom, and no one in this world would ever move forward to become the person they’re meant to be.” Steps: Stand straight on the carpet keeping the legs apart from one and half feet. Raise both …

#15 Trikonasana – Five Pointed Star Pose
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(LONDON) por Paula Tooths   Five Pointed Star is a simple pose that is the beginning of more strength building postures like Horse. Kids also can practice stretching out into the star before moving on to forward bends or other poses. To maximize the benefits of the pose, liken your body to that of a star. As the ‘star’s’ energy and warmth flows and illuminates everything around it, you too can benefit from the same glow.   “Yoga teaches us …

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