The pose of the month for May happens to be one of our very favorites, Ardha Chandrasana, commonly known as Half Moon. As many of you know, the moon often plays a significant role in the various practices of yoga and commonly represents one of the two polar energies of the body. Try channeling your inner lunar spirit as you practice the pose!
A special congratulations are in order today! A few weeks ago our very own Natalie Gildersleeve started working on a project. Her goal was to tell others what being “Open to Grace” meant to her as an instructor.
Party Bus to Tahoe Join the Yoga Union on our first ever festival field trip. We’ll build the spirit of community as we travel together aboard a 16 passenger van. Purchase your wanderlust tickets from Yoga Union and receive a 5% discount. This is sure to be an epic and unforgettable adventure! The bus will depart from…
Dear Friends, Like me, you may be concerned about the possibility of nuclear radiation reaching us on the west coast. A recent news item indicates that such fallout may reach us as early as tomorrow, Friday, 18 March.
Join us on March 19th at 4:30pm as we come together at Yoga Union for “Heart Yoga with Annie and Todd”, an Anusara Inspired, donation only class. All procedes will go to influence the impact Street Yoga has with Portland’s own OutsideIn.
oin Yoga Union on our party bus, or take your own transport, but be sure you purchase your tickets though YU because your tickets will be discounted 5%!! Camp, rent a hotel with a pool, sleep in your car or in your at a friends house; no matter what your sleeping arrangements happen to be you can still hitch a ride down with the Yoga Union crew. Check out the flier for more details, or get ahold of Natalie Gildersleeve for any further questions/reservations [email protected] 503-260-4872
The Dahn Yoga & Health Centers just released a silly video with instructions for beating your next hangover.
1. Initiate your asana with Opening to Grace, an intentional approach of softness. In the first moment of your pose, align your heart’s intention with your spirit and your physical being. Soften your whole being with humility. You can begin with any asana.
“…Yoga is less about showy acrobatic poses and more about the internal awareness cultivated by spending time on the mat.”
Ladies, do you need new yoga shorts or a new skirt? Maybe your old tank top is worn and tired? Check out their collection of yoga products geared for women and get ready for spring with a new tank top. Gentlemen, have you been wearing an old pair of sweats or track pants and been curious what it would be like to have an outfit that was specially designed for doing yoga? Hop on over to their online shop and find a whole range of cool products that do have some stretch, but not when it comes to your wallet.
Offer ends today on this fantastic deal, make plans with friends – spread the word and enjoy a great time with your friends and loved-ones. Makes a fantastic gift too. : )
On Wednesday, in Amy’s Prana Vinyasa class, she talked about how the New Year has started and how we each have been blessed with a clean slate to work from as 2011 begins. She asked us to take the time in yoga class to plant seeds that were meant to represent aspects of our life that would grow throughout the year. As we would move from pose to pose, she would instruct us to plant seeds, with our palms in downward dog, or with our knees and toes in child’s pose. With great skill she lead us through a seamless Prana Vinyasa class, gently correcting postures, her calm voice instructing our movements and our thoughts.
Five Class Gift Certificates for $50 (Save $15) This year give the gift of yoga and give the gift of real wealth – health. For gifting only please. Must assign a recipient name to purchase. In studio sales only.
Sianna Sherman is an internationally recognized certified Anusara Yoga teacher. In 2008 she was chosen by Yoga Journal as one of 21 talented young teachers who are shaping the future of yoga. Sianna playfully weaves alignment, therapeutics, and creative sequencing with stories, poetry, and Tantric philosophy that embraces the fullness of life. She has a special devotion to Collaboration, Community and Collectively Conscious Gatherings. She bows to all her teachers on this path of Grace, especially to John Friend, Paul Muller-Ortega, and Douglas Brooks.
The Holiday season is upon us, it’s a time where the feeling of giving overwhelms us, a time when people are encouraged to give to the needy and the less fortunate. In honor of the spirit of giving, we are having a very special donation only Vinyasa Yoga Class.
Gomukhasana, a yoga pose with endless benefits. Some of the primary benefits of Gomukhasana are: Stretches triceps, rotator cuff, latisimus and pectoralis muscles of upper body. Stretches gluteus, tensor fascia latae, piriformis and other hip rotator muscles of lower body, and opens the chest and thoracic spine. To perform this method start by: Start seated with…
Getting a good nights rest can be the key to a positive and healthy day. When we start the day with negativity, the people we love most can be effected by it and it can cause sickness and health problems further down the road. So, a good nights sleep is crucial. However, some people surfer from insomnia and/or have a difficult time sleeping or falling asleep at night.
As you find yourself wanting to relax during this hectic holiday season, then realize you forgot the gift wrap, don’t stress! It happens to the best of us. There are a lot of ways to stay calm during the holidays. Yoga can help free the mind of worrisome with a relaxing meditation.
What a rainy evening, huh? It’s starting to remind us of Portland again. Prepare yourself for the long winter ahead by gathering a couple of new tools to use when cabin fever starts to set in. In Angelina Vasile’s “Awesome Alignment: Yoga for Healing, Power, and Happiness” workshop, we will learn how to keep our bodies…
Muscular energy and organic energy are the two primary forms of energy and alignment within the flow of Anasura Yoga. Muscular energy, initiated first, is the flow of energy from the outside in.