What’s Your Yoga?
By Becca Van Ess

Take time to connect with the earth and bring focus back to your body this fall. Rebalance your “Vata” (the dosha that governs all movement in the mind and body) with these grounding yoga poses.


Tadasana (Mountain Pose)
The foundation of all standing poses, Mountain Pose makes a great starting position, resting pose, or tool to improve posture. Mountain pose looks simple, but a multitude of alignment adjustments make it complex.
Benefits: Improves posture, strengthens thighs, knees, and ankles, firms abdomen and buttocks


Sukhasana (Easy Seated Pose)
Sukhasana is a simple and basic pose to come into at any time. When you need to find peace, simply bring yourself to the ground and sit quietly. As you slow your breath, your mind will begin to calm down.
Benefits: Calms the brain, strengthens the back and stretches the knees and ankles.


Vrkasana (Tree Pose) Tree Pose connects you to the earth as you root down through your standing foot. By regularly practicing balancing poses, you gain concentration, focus, poise, coordination — and a steady and balanced mind.
Benefits: Strengthens thighs, calves, ankles, and spine, stretches the inner thighs, chest and shoulders, improves sense of balance.