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The Triangle Yoga Pose

The Triangle Yoga Pose

The main thing to remember is that this is a side bend so the body alignment is everything the upper body should not be falling forward. Front foot faces forwards and the back foot comes in about 40 degrees. The heel of the front foot lines up with the instep of the...

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The Side Plank Yoga Pose

The Side Plank Yoga Pose

With the Side Plank alignment is very important in this one everything needs to be straight. As with plank this can be done on a bent arm with elbow on ground or straight with palm on ground your choice. Lay on your side make sure that the body is in a straight line....

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The Warrior 2 Yoga Pose

The Warrior 2 Yoga Pose

This is another pose that looks easy but there is a lot going on and is great for starting to open those hips. Take your legs to a wide stance The foot at the front of the mat should be pointing to the top end of the mat (toes first) The back leg the foot wants to be...

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The Side Lunge Yoga Pose

The Side Lunge Yoga Pose

Feet need to be in the correct position - right foot pointing to the front of the mat and the left one to the side of mat but make sure the back heel and the front instep are in line. Bend your front leg knee and ankle are in line and leg is 90 degrees. Drop the back...

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The Plank Yoga Pose

The Plank Yoga Pose

This is a great one for building strength in the shoulders but must be done correctly. Your hands want to be flat on the mat with fingers spread. Make sure the wrists and shoulders are in line do not have shoulders ahead of wrists put too much strain on them....

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The Chair Yoga Pose

The Chair Yoga Pose

I love this one it looks so easy but there is a lot going on. You can have your feet hip width apart or together but rembember the knees have to follow the feet so if they are apart make sure the knees do not fold inwards or outwards. Touch the floor with your finger...

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Seated Forward Fold Yoga Pose

Seated Forward Fold Yoga Pose

Sit with legs out straight feet flexed (toes to sky) and quads lifting the knee caps. If you are unable to reach your feet you can use a strap this will help you keep your shoulders relaxed and you can feed the strap through your hands as you get further down Breath...

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The Tree Yoga Pose

The Tree Yoga Pose

This requires balance and core strength Your leg position will vary on this one depening on how good your balance is. Stand with weight on one leg and the other leg knee will be bent and needs to be heading sideways how far this goes depends on your hip flexibility....

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The Runner Pose

The Runner Pose

This is a forward lunge and will open up the front of the hip. From a forward fold take 1 leg back as far as you can. Your hands are on the floor either flat or on finger tips (this will depend how low you can drop into the pose) The front leg needs to be between the...

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Seated Stick Pose

Seated Stick Pose

This pose is much harder than it looks if done correctly. Sit with your legs out straight and you feet flexed (toes to sky) contract the quads (front top of leg) so that the knee caps lift. Roll your shoulders back opening out the front of your chest. Lift the lower...

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Forward Fold

Forward Fold

Feet can be hip distance (gives more balance) or together. From standing breath out as you fold forward this should come from the hips not the back. How far down you get will depend on the length of your hamstrings and to some degree...

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