urdhva dhanurasana

Yippee, weekend is finally here! So, throw on your yoga clothes and meet me at any and all of the studios listed below to let go of this week’s stress, sweat out some Valentine’s Day chocolate, and feel your very best. See you there!
Sat 8am - @tangerinehotpoweryoga
Sat 11am - @sanghayogashala
Sat 4:30pm - @lucentyoga
Sun 5pm - @sanghayogashala

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Because of a change in schedule, Sundays are my new video upload day! Wednesdays will be for new blog posts.

For today’s new video, I break down Urdhva Dhanurasana, one of my favorite backbends that opens the door to many others. It can be very difficult on the wrists, so I show you 3 variations that change the degree of flexion of your wrist. Hope you enjoy, and if you want any other tutorials on poses, please let me know!

Come open your heart, lengthen your spine and strengthen your core with me today and this weekend in either BK or Manhattan. Lots of abtastic, energizing yoga to start and end your weekend on a high note.
@sanghayogashala in Williamsburg
Fri 2pm - Yoga Express Hour
Sat 11:15am - Vinyasa
Sun 5pm - Vinyasa
@karenlordpilates in Tribeca
Sun 11am - Vinyasa

Urdhva Dhanurasana in Big Bear!

This photo was taken over my Thanksgiving break in Big Bear with my family (photo cred goes to my dad) for my yoga studio’s Pose of the Month Challenge on Instagram. I love these challenges because they are a great excuse to do yoga in crazy places, like on top of a huge tree stump.

I love this pose because it such a deep stretch and huge opening in the front of the body. This pose is also said to “reset the spine”.