Sirsasana: Headstand

Pose of the Month With Chrisandra Fox Photography: Faern, Faernworks.com Sirsasana (Headstand) balances the body, mind and emotions, and can initiate a playful dance between the expanse of our spirit and the depth of our soul. Like two sides of a coin, the play of spirit and soul reveals two interconnected dimensions of being. According … Continue reading

Parivrtta Trikonasana

Pose of the Month: Parivrtta Trikonasana (Revolved Triangle Pose) Writing & Model: Chrisandra Fox Photography: Faern, faernworks.com Spring is just around the corner. Like the dawning of a new season, pregnant and potent with possibility, spanda is the creative spark and vibratory impulse that births our deepest intentions into the living fold of our reality. … Continue reading

Pose of the Month: Trataka

Pose of the Month: Trataka { NOTE: this was previously Posted on December 9, 2010 here: http://faern-in-the-works.com/2010/12/09/trataka/ } Writing: Chrisandra Fox Photography: Faern, faernworks.com\ Trataka is a yogic practice of gazing steadily at an object to build concentration (dharana). It is one of the six cleansing techniques, (shatkarmas), used traditionally to purify and harmonize the … Continue reading

Bharadvajasana: Pose dedicated to the sage, Bharadvaja

Bharadvajasana: Pose dedicated to the sage, Bharadvaja   { NOTE: this was previously Posted on November 5, 2010 here: http://faern-in-the-works.com/2010/11/05/bharadvajasana-pose-dedicated-to-the-sage-bharadvaja-with-chrisandra-fox/ } Writing: Chrisandra Fox Photography: Faern, faernworks.com   Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others. -Cicero In this month’s pose, ground yourself in the greatness of gratitude. Gratitude … Continue reading

Simhasana

Simhasana (Lion’s Pose)   { NOTE: this was previously Posted on October 6, 2010 here: http://faern-in-the-works.com/2010/10/06/simhasana }   Writing: Chrisandra Fox Photography: Faern, faernworks.com   Simhasana (Lion’s Pose), dedicated to the Man-Lion incarnation of Vishnu, clears ama, or waste from the tongue, tones the throat, improves speech, and creates an ideal condition for the practice … 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