Mayurasana (Peacock Pose)

Mayurasana (Peacock Pose)   { NOTE: this was previously Posted on September 3, 2010 here: http://faern-in-the-works.com/2010/09/03/pose-of-the-month-mayurasana-peacock-pose/ } Writing: Chrisandra Fox Photography: Faern, faernworks.com Mayurasana – the powerful peacock pose – practiced regularly, can cultivate tejas, inner radiance and the subtle, yet powerful essence of fire that governs higher perception and the unfolding of spiritual potential. Tejas, … Continue reading

Ardha Chandrasana (Half Moon Pose)

  { NOTE: this was previously Posted on August 6, 2010 here: http://faern-in-the-works.com/2010/08/06/pose-of-the-month-ardha-chandrasana-half-moon-pose/ } Ardha Chandrasana (Half Moon Pose) Writing: Chrisandra Fox Photography: Faern, faernworks.com Abiding in yoga, do your work without attachment and with being balanced in success or failure. Balance is called yoga. -Bhagavad Gita (trans. by Georg Feuerstein) What is the nature of … Continue reading

Anuvruttasana Variation: A Take on the Parabola Pose

{ NOTE: this was previously posted on July 6, 2010 here: http://faern-in-the-works.com/category/collaborations/asana-of-the-month/page/2/ a VERY summer post- SOMETHING to look forward too after the rain!!! }     Anuvruttasana Variation: A Take on the Parabola Pose Writing: Chrisandra Fox Photography: Faern Anuvruttasana, (sometimes written ‘anuvittasana’), comes from anuvrtta — “rounded off,” and refers to the parabola-shape of … Continue reading

Ardha Matsyendrasana

{PLEASE note- this was previously Posted on April 29, 2010, you can view it here: http://faern-in-the-works.com/2010/04/29/pose-of-the-month-ardha-matsyendrasana/ } Writing: Chrisandra Fox Photography: Faern Ardha Matsyendrasana In the Tantric universe, Shakti represents infinite energy and the catalyst for change, and Shiva represents supreme consciousness. In other Hindu systems, Shakti is the divine feminine creative power, embodied in the … Continue reading

Vasisthasana

{NOTE: originally Posted on April 1, 2010 in the spring- which it almost is now! see it here: http://faern-in-the-works.com/2010/04/01/pose-of-the-month-vasisthasana-pose-dedicated-to-the-sage-vasistha/ } Writing: Chrisandra Fox Photography: Faern Vasisthasana (Pose dedicated to the sage, Vasistha) The pose dedicated to the sage, Vasistha – this beautiful version of “side plank” is a balance pose that requires coordinating expressions of strength … Continue reading

Natarajasana

  {NOTE: originally posted March 5, 2010 here: http://faern-in-the-works.com/2010/03/05/natarajasana-with-chrisandra-fox-photography-by-faern/ } Writing: Chrisandra Fox Photography: Faern Natarajasana Nataraja is one of the many names for Shiva, the Lord of the Dance, and the great source of yoga. Shiva dances the Tandava, a divine dance that produces all rhythm and movement within the cosmos. In this cosmic … Continue reading

Ardha Bhujangasana

{NOTE: originally posted February 8, 2010 here: http://faern-in-the-works.com/2010/02/08/pose-of-the-month-ardha-bhujangasana/ it was written as a FEBRUARY post- which it is now, so enjoy!} Writing: Chrisandra Fox Photography: Faern Ardha Bhujangasana This deep lunge, often called Anjaneyasana, for Lord Hanuman, resembles the sliver of light of the crescent moon, and powerfully links the downward flow of prana with the … Continue reading

Utkatasana – “Fierce” Pose or Chair Pose

Utkatasana – “Fierce” Pose or Chair Pose {NOTE: originally posted January 27, 2010 here: http://faern-in-the-works.com/2010/01/27/pose-of-the-month-utkatasana-fierce-pose-or-chair-pose/ it was written as a NEW YEAR post- its still close to the new year now so enjoy!} Writing: Chrisandra Fox Photography: Faern It’s the New Year, and a common time to “renew’ commitment to our practice, which may have become … Continue reading

Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)

Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose) {NOTE: originally posted on December 4, 2009 here: http://faern-in-the-works.com/2009/12/04/bhujangasana-cobra-pose/ } Writing: Chrisandra Fox Photography: Faern For many of us, the world of backbends and heart-openers begins with bhujangasana. Strong and centering, cobra is excellent for reversing imbalances of the shoulders, chest, and spine, and massaging the endocrine system. Deceptively simple, when practiced with … Continue reading

Vrksasana (Tree Pose)

Vrksasana (Tree Pose) Writing: Chrisandra Fox Photography: Faern   {PLEASE NOTE: originally posted Posted on October 1, 2009 here: http://faern-in-the-works.com/2009/10/01/vrksasana-tree-pose/ } Stand straight on one leg (the left), bending the right leg, and placing the right foot on the root of the left thigh; standing thus like a tree on the ground, is called the … Continue reading