Side-Angle pose, or Parsvakonasana, combines elements of Warrior II and Triangle and creates a lovely stretch along the flank of the torso. This week we will open the side-chest and groins to enable comfort in the posture.
Warrior I posture, also known as Virabhadrasana I is another standing pose that incorporates strength and alignment in the legs and balance while increasing length of the torso as the arms reach skyward in a victorious gesture. This week we will work on balancing the forward turn of the pelvis with the lift of the spine to create a Warrior I that feels buoyant.
Triangle Pose (Trikonasana) is another ubiquitous yoga asana that is more complicated that it seems at first glance. Requiring open hamstrings, groins and awareness of length in the sides of the waist combine in this posture which can be a boon for those experiencing lower back pain if done safely. This week I will share some of my favorite variations of the posture as well as great ways to warm the body up for a delicious experience of triangle.
I attend Cheryl's class regularly and feel that my practice has improved immensely over the past few years due to her expert coaching. Her teaching style is clear and compassionate and her previous experience in teaching adults is evident in her organized approach and easy to understand instructions. I also appreciate that Cheryl not only teaches us about how to correctly position ourselves, but also touches on many aspects of yoga philosophy, which in turn has deepened my personal practice and heightened my awareness of the connection between mind and body, breath and relaxation.