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Warrior I (Virabhadrasana I)
September 10th, 2014 by Virginia O'Connor
457339606_30885bc769_o Pronunciation: veer-ah-bah-DRAHS-anna Pose Type: Standing pose The meaning of Warrior I, or Virabhadrasana, is fierce warrior. The pose is an incarnation of Shiva, the Hindu god said to have a thousand heads, a thousand eyes, and a thousand feet. Shiva wields a thousand clubs and wears a tiger's skin, so this is not a yoga pose for the timid and... [read more]

Mountain Pose (Tadasana)
September 8th, 2014 by Virginia O'Connor
14388530987_14d1853819_z Pronunciation: tah-DAHS-uh-nuh Pose Type: Standing balance Every yogi knows that while it looks like you're just standing in place, Mountain Pose is actually a very active pose involving a great deal of muscle awareness and attention. Tadasana, when correctly executed, works every muscle in the body and when practiced regularly, it can help reduce back pain while strengthening the thighs,... [read more]

Half Forward Bend (Ardha Uttanasana)
September 8th, 2014 by Virginia O'Connor
406501815_5cd05a01fa_z Pronunciation: ARD-uh ooh-tuhn-AHS-uh-nuh Pose Type: Standing fold Half Forward Bend is a relaxing stretch when practiced correctly. It is included in the typical Sun Salutation sequence and there are many variations that can help yogis who are tight. Ardha Uttanasana is a great way to stretch out the spine and legs throughout the day or after sitting for long periods... [read more]

Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana)
September 8th, 2014 by Virginia O'Connor
5451271690_bedde2ce71_z Pronunciation: (AH-doh MOO-kah shvah-NAHS-anna) Other Names: Downward Dog, or just Down Dog Pose Type: Standing Downward Facing Dog, or Adho Mukha Svanasana, is one of the most innocent-looking poses but it exposes where a yogi has muscle without flexibility. Downward Dog is the perfect post to observe and correct your body's imbalances. For some yogis, the pose is about stretching... [read more]

Extended Side Angle (Utthita Parvakonasana)
September 8th, 2014 by Virginia O'Connor
extended side angle pose Pronunciation: oo-TEE-tah parsh-vah-cone-AHS-anna Pose Type: Standing Extended Side Angle is a full-body wake up pose that gives the body an incredible dose of energy. The pose teaches the yogi how to stabilize their legs while opening and expanding the sides of the rib cage and training the muscles to support good breathing. It tones the muscles along the side of... [read more]

Wild Thing Pose (Camatkarasana)
September 4th, 2014 by Virginia O'Connor
Wild Thing yoga pose Pronunciation: cah-maht-kah-RAHS-anna Alternate Names: Flip Dog Pose Type: Back Bend Camatkarasana pose, also known as "wild thing", is an enormous help with heart-opening. This pose is also referred to as "flipping the dog" and you'll see why later. It is a fun, playful transition usually from downward-facing dog into a one-arm backbend. The pose is inspirational in that it comes... [read more]

Dagmar’s Online Yoga Video Program
August 2nd, 2013 by Geoff McCabe
yoga video series It's amazing how powerful yoga is once you start to practice regularly and with correct alignment. In this brand new online course by Montezuma Yoga's founder and director Dagmar Spremberg, 500 hr E-RYT, you are given very valuable and inspiring tips to deepen and refine your yoga practice. Included are 8 short instructional videos with breathing exercises, a simple beautiful... [read more]

Yoga – An Individualized Practice
June 10th, 2012 by Angela Gonzalez
Yoga – An Individualize practice. The practice of yoga is very straightforward and uncomplicated. It applies to everyone and anyone regardless of age, sex, nationality etc.  It is not even limited to people with disorders. It is safe to say that it can be practiced by everyone. A person can start yoga at a very young age and can still... [read more]

Detoxify Naturally Through Yoga
June 7th, 2012 by Angela Gonzalez
Plough Pose for Detox Illnesses and diseases surround us every day. A normal reaction or tendency is to defend ourselves from the outside. Certainly keeping our bodies clean externally can protect us from these sicknesses. But what if the problem is inside our bodies? Toxin buildup is one of the major causes of hard to cure illness like cancer, liver disease, obesity etc. Nowadays... [read more]

Yoga Teacher Training with Paula & Peter
June 7th, 2012 by Joseph
Paula Yoga Teacher Training 200 hr Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher Training July 26 - Aug 23, 2014 UPDATE - Peter Kaaberbol only Nov 15 - Dec 13, 2014 with Paula and Peter Jan 10 - Feb 7, 2015 with Paula Tursi only  Brief description or our 28 Day Intensive YTT You will leave this training certified to teach yoga through Yoga Alliance. During the... [read more]

My very own Top 10 Most Common Yoga Poses
June 6th, 2012 by Angela Gonzalez
As a yoga instructor I am always asked this question. “What are the top 10 top most yoga poses?” It is very difficult to put together this list if you really analyze all of the poses. I believe that all yoga poses have their own unique benefits and are all valuable. Let’s narrow this down to my top 10 most... [read more]

Health Benefits of Yoga – What it means to be “healthy”
June 5th, 2012 by Angela Gonzalez
    A lot has been said and written about the greatness of yoga and its impact on our health.  Researches and tests were performed, backed up with real life testimonies to prove that with proper and regular practice of yoga can be beneficial to our health. We can easily get inspired just by hearing about experiences for other people... [read more]