Kneeling Mermaid Pose

Mermaid pose and all its variants like this kneeling variation (pictured) is one of my favorite poses to practice when I want to open up my chest and stretch out my quads.  As it requires some flexibility in the spine, this pose is a great one to practice to improve mobility in that area.  Holding... Continue Reading →

Natarajasana~Dancer’s Pose

Natarajasana  or Dancer’s Pose,is one of my favorite asanas to practice when I feel like waking up my body and stretching it out. It helps to target close to every body part and helps to build full-body strength.  It releases built up tension in the upper body and stretches out the core and lower body.  I... Continue Reading →

The Yoga Wheel

I bought a yoga wheel a couple of years ago thinking that it would add a lot to my yoga practice.  It's a fun little prop to have around, but I haven't found it to enhance my practice in any significant way.  I have found it to be useful when I want to do a... Continue Reading →

Upward Facing Bow + Variation

Upward Facing Bow or Wheel Pose is such a great asana to practice when you feel like you need a nice "stretch + strengthen"  through the spine.  This pose is a more advanced asana of the spine strengtheners, but if you don't have any bodily limitations preventing you from regularly practicing this one, it is... Continue Reading →

Trikonasana

I’ve been running more lately and have been really focusing on asanas that assist in stretching out the hamstrings and side body.  My go to pose to target these areas is Trikonasana or Triangle Pose.  I absolutely love to do this pose after a run.  Depending on the depth of your angle in this pose,... Continue Reading →

Hanumanasana~Monkey Pose

If you want a pose that is going to really take some patience to work into, this is the one to practice.  I have been working on Hanumanasana or Monkey Pose for about a year and it is one that I am deeply grateful for.  There is no forcing anything in this asana (pose).  It... Continue Reading →

Practicing Self-Love this New Year

I think one of the most important New Years Resolutions that we can make is taking better care of ourselves and our physical and emotional needs.  We need to be our own best friends.  It's integral to remember that when we are fulfilled inside, and attentive to our personal needs we are better, happier, more... Continue Reading →

Asanas off the Wall

There are many ways to use the wall in your yoga practice.  A wall can be one of the best yoga props to strengthen and/or assist your practice.  Typically, the wall is used to practice handstands as those can be scary practicing at first without the security of a wall behind you.  However, I have... Continue Reading →

Yoga Mudras

I recently posted an article on my Misha Jo Naturals website about a variety of mudras (yogic hand gestures) and their special significance.  To read my article, visit https://mishajonaturals.com/yoga-mudras/ XO

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