Tag Archive: backbends

Backbend Flow to Cultivate Happiness

While the title of this class implies creating happiness, a more apt description would be to look for happiness within. Even though we often find ourselves in unhappy or challenging circumstances, yoga would… Continue reading

What, Exactly, Is Pigeon Pose?!

Pigeon pose seems like it’s in every yoga class. And it also seems like it’s a totally different pose depending on which teacher is teaching it. Sometimes it’s called Flying Pigeon. Other times… Continue reading

Backbends: The Head to Heart Connection

Where you look matters. It’s a metaphor for keeping your eye on the “ball” of the positive things in life. Where you focus helps guide you where you want to go, not toward what isn’t serving… Continue reading

Yoga Class: The Light Body & Pigeon Pose

Underneath the physical form of any yoga asana is the energetic form of the prana body. When we line up just right, we bring the outer form and the inner/prana body (the pranamaya kosha) together.… Continue reading

Pain-Free Backbends Just By Using Your Legs

If I were to give only one clue for pain-free backbends it would be this: keep your legs parallel. While simple from external appearances, this instruction can go so in-depth that I’ve spent… Continue reading