Chaturanga : Top 3 Drills to Build Strength for this Pose

Chaturanga Thrive Yoga & Wellness

By Jennifer Dixon MBA ERYT 500 Chaturanga Dandasana –sometimes it’s called Low-Plank pose, or Yoga Push up, or any number of other less than savory nicknames….why?  Because this pose is HARD! The Chaturanga Dandasana –or 4 limbed staff pose, requires tremendous strength in the upper and lower body–all the muscles working together to do the … Read more

Chaturanga Dandasana: How to Stay Safe and Build Strength

By Jennifer Dixon MBA ERYT 500 As a huge yoga enthusiast that came to the practice from injury, one might say I’m a little “OCD” about the injury.  Afterall, I started the practice hurt, and I have done my fair share of not so awesome things that lead to injury…so, I wanted to spend a … Read more

Chaturanga Tutorial

The Chaturangaor the Yoga Push up Your Ultimate “How to” guide to safely practice this yoga pose Interested in Learning MORE? Check out our Completely FREE library of quick Tutorials and full length sequences on our Youtube channel.  Be sure to like and subscribe!       We also have an all inclusive Online Course … Read more

Yoga Basics: Upward Facing Dog (Urdvha Muka Svanasana)

In today’s tutorial, you are going to get an in depth look at Upward Facing Dog.  In sanskrit this pose is called Urdvha Muka Svanasana. This is a basic yoga pose found in many “flow” type classes and can be quite a challenge if you have low back pain and your arms and core aren’t … Read more

How to do Mayurasana: a Tutorial on Peacock Pose with Drills and Modifications

Mayurasana has basically always been my #goals” pose—something I thought perhaps, maybe one day, I would be able to get it, but I wasn’t holding my breath sorta thing.  This is a pose where your hands are facing opposite your face, your elbows are pressing into your belly and you’re praying for all you’re worth … Read more

Sun Salutations: The Definitive Guide to Yoga’s Warm Up Sequence

By Jennifer Dixon MBA ERYT 500 and Authorized Ashtanga Yoga Teacher If you have spent anytime in a yoga studio that practices Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Power or even Hatha type classes, you will have heard of the Sun Salutations.  In yoga, this series of poses is called Surya Namaskara. Technically, there are two both A and … Read more

When Yoga Hurts: The difference between DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness) and Injury

Have you ever wondered why sometimes you feel the most soreness two days after working hard in yoga class? Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) is muscle pain that can peak 48 hours after new or vigorous activity. It is especially common after eccentric contractions like the action of the triceps (back of the arm) and … Read more