Portfolio Category: Portugal Yoga Retreat

Advanced Headstand Practice

And advanced double headstand executed by Instructor Carolyn and Yogi Paul during the Portuguese Yoga Retreat. Headstand Pose (Sirsasana) has been called the king of asana, and its benefits are indeed innumerable: calming to the nervous system, nourishing to the brain cells, stimulating to the heart and circulation, balancing to the hormonal and digestive systems, and…
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Plough Pose

Plough Pose (Halasana) as practiced by Instructor Carolyn at the Portuguese Yoga Retreat. This folded over inversion is wonderfully rejuvenating to the entire nervous system. The abdominal organs are contracted and toned. The neck and shoulders are released from any habitual tension and the spine is stretched to its maximum. This is a natural pose…
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Upward Facing Bow Pose

A beautiful variation of the Upward Facing Bow Pose (Urdhva Dhanurasana) executed by Instructor Carolyn at the 2019 Portuguese Yoga Retreat. This tremendous backbend engages every muscle in the body. It opens the front of the body while giving the spine a maximum stretch. To lift into this pose requires good shoulder flexibility and once…
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Flying Peacock

Flying Peacock Balance Pose (Mayurasana) by Paul, one of the amazing Yogis at the 2019 Portugal Yoga Retreat. This is a classic balancing posture with great benefits being attributed to it in the classic yoga texts. The digestion and abdominal organs receive an increased blood supply due to the pressure of the elbows. It also…
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