Psychological Aspects to Salabhasana/Locust Pose

While challenging, this pose can also feel incredibly grounding as the majority of our body is in connection with the floor. What I mean by “grounding” is a sense of being present in the here-and-now and a strong sense of being in our body. Grounding can also be emotionally soothing and provide a sense of reassurance, since we often live...[ read more ]

Salabhasana/Locust Pose

Lying on our stomach, relaxed with our arms straight by our sides, legs are straight with toes pointed. Head is down. On your next breath we lift our arms, legs, head and chest up toward the sky with our eyes looking forward. Arms are still near our body parallel to the floor with outstretched fingers. The spine is extending, which...[ read more ]

The Psychological Aspects of Tadasana/Mountain Pose

The symbol of a mountain evokes many kinds of connotations. To me tadasana is like that power pose (a.k.a. the superman pose) that is talked about in Amy Cuddy's TED talk. How mountain became a more meaningful experience to me during my yoga teacher training was because we went through all these nuances of standing. After the work of checking-in...[ read more ]

Our Emotional Life is Housed Not Only in Our Brain, but Also Our Body

A brand new feature of the blog will be a monthly yoga post. The intention is to focus on one asana (or pose) each month. Modifications for the pose will be mentioned, as well as potential psychological ways to utilize the pose. The idea being that our emotional life is housed not only in our brain but also our body. That's...[ read more ]


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