Yoga

I am a Yoga Alliance registered 200hr yoga teacher. To find out more about my classes, please visit my site, Yoga with Erica.

Yoga is by far my favourite way to move my body – it just feels good! Yoga, which is based upon ancient Eastern practices, comes in many forms, each of which has its own unique benefits. At the heart of yoga are three main concepts: asanas – the physical postures, pranayama – breathing and breath control, and dhyana – meditation or an absorbed state of mind. Each morning I practice a mixture of Hatha and Vinyasa styles of yoga as soon as I wake up. Yoga is good for almost all ailments or problems, including back pain, arthritis, insomnia, depression/anxiety, stress, muscle soreness, poor posture and much more. For more information about the benefits of yoga, see this post. Whoever you are and whatever you do, I truly believe yoga can and will benefit you. If you are a beginner, try starting out with the 30-Day Yoga Challenge on Youtube.

Below are a collection of photos from my yoga practice. Don’t forget to follow @berryberryhappyblog and @yogawitherica on Instagram for more pictures like these.

Forearm Wheel Pose - Urdhva Dhanurasana.

Forearm Wheel Pose – Urdhva Dhanurasana.

Handstand - Adho Mukha Vrksasana.

Handstand – Adho Mukha Vrksasana.

Wheel pose with leg up - Urdhva Dhanurasana.

Wheel pose with leg up – Urdhva Dhanurasana.

Mountain pose - Tadasana

Mountain pose – Tadasana

Acroyoga bow pose (Dhanurasana) with my sister as flier!

Acroyoga bow pose (Dhanurasana) with my sister as flier!

Crow pose - Bakasana

Crow pose – Bakasana

Forward fold - Uttasana.

Forward fold – Uttasana.

Wide-legged Forward Fold - Prasarita Padottanasana.

Wide-legged Forward Fold – Prasarita Padottanasana.

King Pigeon pose - Rajakapotasana.

King Pigeon pose – Rajakapotasana.

Sugar cane pose - Chapasana.

Sugar cane pose – Chapasana.

Splits - Hanumanasana

Splits – Hanumanasana

'Baby' flying pigeon - Galavasana.

‘Baby’ flying pigeon – Galavasana.

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