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Supta Virasana or Supine Hero Pose

Most of us, even the healthiest, spend the majority of our lives sitting at a desk, behind the wheel of a car, or in some other seated forward facing position. We narrow our focus to the small screen directly in front of us, literally or figuratively, then we stand up with the weight of the [...]

Why do balancing poses in yoga?

In our advanced class this week John asked us to close our eyes whilst doing some of the standing balancing poses. From what I could tell, because I had my eyes closed:), it was vastly harder than with the eyes open, which was very interesting to observe. The following is a short excerpt of an [...]