Equipment Archive

A Safe and Stable Headstand

The Balanced Body Headstand Bench gives beginners the confidence to raise their feet skywards and reap the benefits of sirsasana. More experienced practitioners can challenge themselves and have fun with new versions of inversions beyond their previous practice. The Headstand Bench is great for doing headstands with no

Headstand Bench – Easy and Fun

The Ananda Headstand Bench is very easy for people of all ages and abilities to use.   Place the bench against the wall with the U-shaped opening facing you.   Kneel in front of the bench with your hands on the arm rails. Bend your head into the

Senior Yoga Practicitioners and Headstand

If you search the internet for “exercise for seniors” Google will summarize seniors’s needs: Endurance, or aerobic, activities increase your breathing and heart rate. Brisk walking or jogging, dancing, swimming, and biking are examples. Strength exercises make your muscles stronger. … Balance exercises help prevent falls. Flexibility

Headstand for the Injured or Fearful

As a beginner yogi I dreaded headstand. We were all expected to at least try and I recall sort of flinging my body at the wall and then wriggling like worm as my mind struggled to process what was going on. For the beginner yogi there is indeed

Sirsasana, “King of all Asanas”

In Light on Yoga, BKS Iyengar wrote: “The ancient books have called Sirsasana the king of all asanas and the reasons are not hard to find. When we are born, normally the head comes out first and then the limbs. The skull encases the the brain, which

Yoga Chair News

Senior Intermediate Iyengar yoga teacher Carrie Owerko has announced an upcoming series of videos based on her “combinatory play” with the chair. Her blog post A Chair is Not A Chair – How I Learned to Engage in Combinatory Play, provides some details.

Triangle Pose – Utthita Trikonasana

Utthita (extended, stretched) trikonasana (three angles=trinagle)  – Triangle pose To do triangle pose with a chair: 1. position chair in the middle of the back of the mat with its back facing the mat. 2. beginning with wide legs in front of the chair, turn one foot

How to Use the Yoga Chair

If you want to create more space and length in your body then a yoga chair can be the perfect assistant. A yoga chair is typically a metal folding chair with the back removed to create extra space for the body. Difficult poses like upward facing dog

Children and Headstand

  Children love to go upside down but often lack the coordination to get up into a headstand. It’s a calming pose for the mind and one I would love my children to master! However following exact directions to get into the pose safely is not exactly where they

Foam Roller

If you have not yet used a foam roller then please, jet on over to Amazon and get thee one immediately!  The foam roller aids in both releasing muscle and fascia and provides an amazing massage without a hefty price tag. If you are looking for a