SmartMat Pose of the Week – Half Moon Pose

  Half Moon Pose, Ardha Chandrasana, is likely to be one of the first standing balance poses students will encounter in a class at their local studio. It’s popularity is due in part to it’s relatively easy transition from most lunge poses.   But I think the pose also makes a frequent appearance in classes because it is […]

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SmartMat Pose of the Week – Paschimottanasana

  Paschimottanasana is more commonly known as Seated Forward Bend. Translated directly from Sanskrit, it means “Intense Stretch to the West.”  Seems like a bizarre name for a forward fold, but a lot of pose names in Yoga were chosen for a symbolic purpose, often relating to larger phenomenons in nature.   In this case, […]

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SmartMat Pose of the Week – Cobra Pose

  Cobra Pose, Bhujangasana, is aptly named since its shape easily resembles that of a hooded cobra rising up. A powerful yet accessible backbend, Cobra pose is a fantastic stretch for opening the shoulders and chest; strengthening the back; toning the abdominals, improving circulation; and reducing fatigue and stress. And on an emotional level, this pose […]

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SmartMat Pose of the Week – Savasana

  I’ve always thought there was a great paradox in the pose, Savasana. It translates to mean “Corpse Pose,” but it’s often the pose where your body can feel most alive. It seems the more still we become, the more we can feel our own vitality.   Typically practiced at the very end of class, […]

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SmartMat Pose of the Week – Warrior II

  Even if you don’t practice Yoga regularly, you’d still recognize Warrior II Pose, also known as Virabhadrasana II. This classic pose is strong and powerful looking, and embodies a feeling of overall confidence making it a favorite for magazine covers, instagram shots, and beyond.   But go a layer deeper than just looks, and Warrior […]

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SmartMat named the “standout product” of CES 2015

  Wow, what a week! We just wrapped up exhibiting at CES 2015 – the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. It was the first time that we unveiled SmartMat to the public, with live demos of SmartMat in action throughout the 4 day event by our wonderful lead Yoga consultant, Amy Lombardo.   […]

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SmartMat Pose of the Week – Standing Forward Fold

  Uttanasana, Standing Forward Fold, is probably one of the most frequently misaligned poses in the practice of Yoga. This is in part because it is such a popular and commonly practiced pose, and the more common a pose is, the more sloppy we tend to become with it.   Standing Forward Fold is a […]

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SmartMat Pose of The Week – Bridge Pose

    Depending how you use it, Bridge Pose, Setubandhasana, can be stimulating or restorative. “Setu” means bridge or dam, and Bandha means “lock,” not as in a key lock, but more in terms of an irrigation lock – a way to channel the energy of a system in a certain direction by creating a […]

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SmartMat Pose of the Week – Tree Pose

    One of the most popular balance poses in Yoga classes is Tree pose, Vrksasana. Tree pose simultaneously provides us with a physical challenge of balancing on one leg as well as the mental challenge of staying centered, focused, and non-attached even if your physical balance appears tentative.   As is true in most […]

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