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Spin A Wheel Into Spring

In Health, Yoga on March 21, 2010 at 4:24 pm

Spin, perform, pose a wheel with our resident Yogi Jennifer.  Locust Pose (Salabhasana), Bow Pose (Dhanurasana) & Camel Pose (Ustrasana) – all three poses not only help you perform Wheel, but strengthen the muscles.  Watch here!


Practice Yoga. Reduce Jail Time.

In India, Yoga on January 21, 2010 at 7:54 am

One novel way to ease overpopulation in prisons, and hopefully give these convicts a renewed perspective on life – 3 months of yoga equals 36 days reduced from the sentence in Madhya Pradesh. (Full Post at Telegraph)

Sounds like a plan that the corporate world might want to consider too!

Find Yourself In An Awkward Pose? It’s Ok, It’s Utkatasana!

In Health, India, Yoga on January 20, 2010 at 12:59 pm

Follow along with Jennifer, YHL’s Yoga guru from ZenGirl Fitness, as she leads you through Utkatasana (awkward chair pose) and rotated Utkatasana (twisted awkward chair pose) with Lunge.  This sequence strengthens and tones your lower body…watch and learn here.

Don’t Bent Over Backwards…Or Why Don’t Ya?

In Health, India, Sports, Yoga on December 9, 2009 at 5:43 pm

We’re only as young as our spine.  Get your spine in shape by practicing Backbending (aka Wheel or Urdva Dhanurasana) with YHL’s ZenGirl Jennifer.

Watch here and then follow along at your own pace.  Don’t be discouraged if you don’t get up the first time.  Keep practicing and in the meantime, just do the bridge until you’re ready to go up.  Once up, stay in pose 3 to 5 deep breaths.  Try for 3 wheels in one practice.

The benefits of this pose include: increased energy and counteracts depression, stimulates thyroid and pituitary, strengthens the arms, wrists, legs, buttocks, abdomen & spine.  It also stretches the chest, lungs and upper middle back and is therapeutic for asthma, back pain, infertility and osteoporosis.  Enjoy!

Challenge yourself with Bakasana!

In Health, India, Yoga on October 15, 2009 at 10:03 am

Increase your arm, wrist and abdominal strength, stretch your upper back and work your balance as you follow along with the ZenGirl and practice Crow or Crane Pose (“Bakasana”).  So challenge yourself here.