Vrksasāsana, or tree pose, is truly one of the most recognisable and iconic of yoga poses. It is a wonderful hip and core strengthener; develops balance and teaches focus. Done well it is incredibly grounding and fits equally well in a class or as a stand-alone pose to calm and soothe. Want to know how to grow your tree? Here’s how… (more…)
‘Christmas time, mistletoe and wine, children singing Christ-i-an rhyme’, go the lyrics of possibly the most saccharine Christmas song ever, although there are quite a few contenders. Naff Christmas music is just one of the many irritants that you’ll probably have to survive over the next few weeks, but there are a few ways out!
I shall never forget the first time that I saw a fellow student standing stock still in Tree Pose, or vrksasana. I marvelled at how they seemed to effortlessly defy gravity and all I could do was wonder how they did it. Well, let me tell you about some fascinating new research from India I have just read that goes some way to explaining the mysteries of that beautifully balanced vrksasana. (more…)