Nadi Shodhana Pranayama

Pose of the Month:  Nadi Shodhana Pranayama  With Chrisandra Fox Photography: Faern, Faernworks.com When the dance of life has us falling off center, how we find it again? Yoga teaches us that while we may not always be able to change our external conditions – in the moment – we can manage our energy to directly … Continue reading

Parivrtta Surya Yantrasana: Compass or Sundial Pose

Pose of the Month:  Parivrtta Surya Yantrasana: Compass or Sundial Pose   Writing & Model: Chrisandra Fox Photography: Faern, faernworks.com In the Vedas, Moksha refers to the soul’s “release” or liberation from bondage to samsara, or the cycle of birth, death and rebirth. The Yoga tradition teaches that samsara includes the continuous flow of life’s … Continue reading

Paschimottanasana: Intense Stretch of the West

  Pose of the Month: Paschimottanasana- Intense Stretch of the West Writing & Model: Chrisandra Fox Photography: Faern, faernworks.com It’s Spring, a natural time for melting, shedding and sprouting. As the earth warms and opens and daylight stretches into the evening, we see a natural increase in growth and renewal – the sprouting buds of … Continue reading

A Thank You Post

Thank you so much for all your wonderful feedback and support of this project! Being a resource is an honor, thank you again. Pleas note: we are now MOVING forward with all entries- we have completed back posting for now~ please share this blog around, and let us know if you have any questions~ best, … 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

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