Learn to hold the half-spinal twist and withdraw your mind.
Nauli kriya is a shat kriya—one of the six cleansing actions of hatha yoga.
Use your hands like feet and your arms like legs to balance in handstand.
Soothe your nerves and quiet your mind by relaxing into this restorative posture.
Why would we want to twist our body into the shape of a cow's face? Sometimes the Sanskrit name of a pose can reveal a hidden intention or unexpected aspect of the posture.
Calm your body and restore your mind with Viparita Karani, often called “Legs-up-the-Wall” pose.
Standing poses are especially helpful in working with muladhara chakra and the pelvis, giving us a sense of stability and security.
The second chakra, svadisthana, connects us to fluidity and movement of energy. In order to maximize the benefits here, strength and containment is also important.
Roger Cole explains how less limber practitioners can safely access the restorative pose supta virasana (reclining hero pose) using props and awareness.