The Health Benefits of Virabhadrasana I (Warrior I Pose)
Posted by: cnyha on May 20, 2011 in news
There are generally three variations on Warrior Pose; this is the first. CNY Healing Arts encourages you to incorporate this dynamite asana into your daily yoga routine. Even better, check out our yoga class schedules by location (Syracuse, Rochester, Albany) to practice Virabhadrasana I with a licensed yoga practitioner.  Getting Into Warrior I Pose:  Begin
The Health Benefits of Utthita Hasta Padasana (Extended Hands and Feet Pose)
Posted by: cnyha on May 18, 2011 in news
Utthita Hasta Padasana can easily be overlooked as an intermediary pose. Truthfully, it is rarely practiced at yoga class by itself, yet still holds important benefits. This asana will help you measure the correct distance your feet should be spread apart when in standing postures. When you complete that simultaneous step of hopping your feet
The Health Benefits of High Lunge
Posted by: cnyha on May 13, 2011 in news
            Although this pose is quite popular in most yoga classes, the high lunge does not have an official Sanskrit name. Some refer to it as Utthita Ashwa Sanchalanasana, while others leave out the word “utthita,” which means raised in English. By itself, “ashwa sanchalanasana” can be translated to mean equestrian pose or riding posture.
The Health Benefits of Malasana (Garland Pose)
Posted by: cnyha on May 04, 2011 in news
Squatting used to be an ordinary posture for our ancestors. Through daily routine and normal practice, they were comfortable keeping their torso and upper legs hinged at a 160-degree angle. Nowadays, many of use sit in chairs, beds or cars all day long. We are most comfortable having our bodies set in a 90-degree angle.
The Health Benefits of Ardha Matsyendrasana (Half Lord of the Fishes Pose)
Posted by: cnyha on Apr 29, 2011 in news
We at CNY Healing Arts are big fans of and true believers in the range of benefits offered by Ardha Matsyendrasana. In Sanskrit, “ardha” means half, “matsya” means fish, “indra” means ruler, and “asana” means pose. Translate that to English and it reads: Half Lord of the Fishes Pose. It is helpful to warm up