Pose of the Week: Bhujangasana

Bhujangasana “Cobra Pose”

Benefits: Strengthens spine. Stretches chest, shoulders, and abdomen. Relieves stress and fatigue. Opens heart chakra.

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Pose of the Week: Salamba Sirsasana I

Salamba Sirsasana I “Supported Headstand”

Benefits: Calms the brain and helps relieve stress and mild depression. Stimulates the pituitary and pineal glands. Strengthens the arms, legs, and spine. Strengthens the lungs. Tones the abdominal muscles and organs. Improves digestion.

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Pose of the Week: Dhanurasana

Jeneka BrownDhanurasana “Bow pose”

Benefits: Stretches the entire front body, ankles, thighs, groins, abdomen, chest, throat and deep hip flexors. Strengthens back muscles. Improves posture. Stimulates the organs of abdomen and neck. Opens throat chakra.

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Pose of the Week: Urdhva Mukha Svanasana

Urdhva Mukha Svanasana “Upward Facing Dog”

Benefits: Improves posture. Stretches chest, lungs, shoulders, and abdomen. Strengthens the spine, arms, and wrists. Stimulates abdominal organs. Helps relieve mild depression, fatigue, and sciatica.

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Pose of the Week: Mermaid

Mermaid PoseMermaid Pose (Eka Pada Rajakapotasana Variation)

Benefits: strengthens core and pelvic floor. Stretches quads, lower back, and hip flexors. Opens chest and shoulders. Also challenges balance.

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“Thank You” From Heather

Hello Yogis and Yoginis,Heather Bashore

As you most of you know I suffered a horrible injury to my left Achilles tendon that required surgery. My insurance wasn’t effective in covering the cost, or as a self employed yoga teacher/massage therapist comes disability or any other compensation when unable to work. So I humbly reached out to my yoga community and the response has been so over- whelming and I’m deeply touched.

The words grateful and thank you don’t even begin to express the out pour of love and support that continues to come from all of you! I want to thank each and everyone of you that have donated money to cover the cost of my procedure and help me get though my financial hardship. Thank you for the flowers, prayers, healing light & love, and meals. I will be calling or emailing you personally over the next couple weeks.

This is a long recovery 4 months, and these first 4 weeks, I am not allowed to bare any weight on my leg!

I wish you could feel what’s inside my heart. It’s a wellspring of over flowing love! As I sit here and type my eyes are full of joyful tears. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Big Love and Gratitude,

Heather Bashore