Arm balances are a great addition to your practice, and will help you tone the upper body and core, sharpen your focus and concentration, while empowering the lower chakras. In the first of a three part series in arm balances, learn Crow to Crane pose from Krista Cahill, one of the country's top teachers in strength and alignment.
This mini series of poses gives a guided understanding to the breath moving inside the body, giving permission for the mind to relax. The physical practice has the intention to alleviate stress, tension and tightness from the hips, lower and upper back. These supported poses gently remind us how to restore and replenish ourselves in order to be consciously comfortable.
Samantha's full restorative yoga cd and poster can be purchased through her website at samanthamehra.com
Yogini Krista Cahill wraps up her amazing three part series to walk yogis of all levels through the building blocks of inversions. In this final installment she teaches the bandhas, interior body locks, and guides us through Downward Facing Dog and Handstand.
Krista Cahill is back for the second installment in her series ABCs of Inversions. This week Krista explores shoulder girdle placement in navasana, plank and handstand. Another must-have tutorial for consistent and well-aligned inversions.