Category: Poses/Asanas

Want to fly? Tittibhasana aka Firefly tips

My BodyFlow students always ask me how to get their legs up and flying in Tittibhasana aka Firefly pose. It took me nearly a year before my feet would even lift off the ground. I would work to open my hips and core weekly….

Growing into Adolescent Crow Pose

This pose is from a teacher training I recently took with the ever so inspiring and beautiful Kathryn Budig. In our arm balance training, she showed us an asymmetrical bakasana (crow pose) which she saw Michael Franti do. Before you attempt this pose, warm…

Compass pose variation

Parivrtta Surya Yantrasana is often referred to as Compass or Sundial Pose. If you were in class this morning, this pose was weaved into my flow. I like it because it reminds me of the beautiful ice dancers in the Sochi Olympics. Here’s are…

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s terrible bird pose! Ganda Bherundasana…

This pose makes me feel far from terrible! Ganda means the cheek, bherundasana means terrible, formidable and it is also a species of bird. I feel like an egret when I’m in this pose. I warm up with sun salutations and lots of cobras…

Vashistasana Variation & Vishvamitrasana

Happy June! Today, my practice focused on core, hips and hamstrings. Such a gorgeous day, I got to practice for 90 minutes today. The last 45 was long passive holds. I felt blessed, rich with the practice of yoga…in fact, Vashista means “most excellent,…

Decisions, decisions!

There are challenges in everyday life. It’s easy to take the lesser road. Sometimes, thats the right choice for you. Its your own choice. It is your own circumstance. Ahhh… The words of Robert Frost comes to mind. The Road Not Taken The decision…

Mutka Hasta Sirsasana B and Hasta La Vista Anger

I had a fight with my best guy friend last night. We never fought before, this is the first. Chatting on What’s up application, he’s in Thailand to find his nirvana. I talked to him about how there’s so much chaos in the world…

Eka Pada Koundiyasana i

“This yoga should be practiced with firm determination and perseverance, without any mental reservation or doubts.” – Bhagavad Gita Everyone starts somewhere. It’s a practice and dedication. I remember thinking — wow, I’m never gonna get into that pose. Never say never. I had…

Funky Side Crow aka Parsva Bakasana

Today’s practice was twisty and fun — being light hearted and taking a chance to try something new! Which led us to funky side crow…something my yoga spirit sibling Peggy Sung showed me almost a year ago. So I dedicate this practice to her!…

Firefly (Tittibhasana) Pose in BodyFlow 60

BodyFlow (BF) seems to be including more advanced postures each time I see a new release. Particularly, BF 60 — we see what the kiwis call “Bird in Flight”, normally know was Firefly or Tittibhasana. We also see Wheel Pose, we will leave that…