Benefits of Downward Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana)

Name:Adho = DownwardMukha = Face (Facing)Svanasana = Dog pose Effects: Removes fatigue (yes it’s a resting pose, once you find a way to relax into it). It’s great for those who have tight hamstrings and calves, such as sprinters and runners. Relieves pain and stiffness in the heels. Softens calcaneal spurs. Strengthens the ankles andContinue reading “Benefits of Downward Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana)”

When Should We Avoid Doing Yoga Asanas? (Part 2)

Not sleeping enoughNot having enough rest can prevent your mind from performing at it’s optimal level. This can have dangerous implications especially if you are doing a more advanced practice, as your body is not in your mind’s full control. However some people suffer from insomnia and find that moderate levels of yoga practice helpsContinue reading “When Should We Avoid Doing Yoga Asanas? (Part 2)”

When Should We Avoid Doing Yoga Asanas? (Part 1)

During our periodThere is some risk of endometriosis if we do inversions during our period. However we can modify or avoid such poses in order to maintain consistency in our practice. If you experience cramps that interfere with your practice, it might be a good idea to check with a physician on how to bringContinue reading “When Should We Avoid Doing Yoga Asanas? (Part 1)”