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

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

Vrschikasana: Scorpion

Writing& Model:  Chrisandra Fox Photography: Faern, Faernworks.com The Divine Shakti, celebrated as the life force behind all manifestation, animates the whole universe just as the vital force (prana) sustains the body through all of its [life] phases and flows most powerfully from the heart to the crown of the head. [sage Ramakantha, commenting on Kalottara … 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

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