Saturday, December 13, 2008

Female Yoga Backbend Demonstrating Extreme Flixibility

Kenna Crouch Backbend, originally uploaded by lululemon athletica.

What better way for a dancer to stay in shape than to practice yoga and what better way to practice yoga than to become a yoga instructor! It's no secret that yoga is one of the best ways to improve flexibility and Kenna Crouch - dancer and yoga instuctor - clearly shows the results of a strict yoga fitness regime. Nice form!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Tibetan Yoga on the Snow in Nepal

Tibetan Yoga in the Mountains
Tibetan Yoga and Trekking above Dharamsala. India., originally uploaded by Eric Lon.

High in the mountains is a great place for one's spirit to connect with the beauty of nature making snow covered mountain tops an ideal place to practice yoga - unfortunately for most of us, it's not very convenient for a yoga workout on your lunch break.

Yoga in the Park at Sunrise

Yoga in the Park
Yoga at the Park, originally uploaded by Phey Palma.

What a great photo of people practicing yoga in the park at sunrise. Great colour against the dramatic perspective of the buildings in the background.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Female Yoga Model One Leg Stand

Picture of hot blond yoga model
Jennifer Stretch, originally uploaded by jwielf.

A beautiful picture of a female yoga model at the beach holding one leg up above her head with an arched back while standing on one leg. I love how yoga lends itself so perfectly to photography.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Yoga Improves Flexibility

2008 0727 Koree014, originally uploaded by geeman39.

Stretching is a key part of Yoga and improved flexibility translates into increased mobility as we continue to age. As young kids flexibility comes pretty naturally to us but maintaining that flexibility becomes increasingly important as the years go by.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Asana Inspired Yoga Picture

Picture of a girl practicing yoga
Julie - Yoga set 1, originally uploaded by CurlingZone.

Having lived in Vancouver all my life it feels like we're in the Yoga capital of the world. I've never been to India and I imagine there are many other places that Yoga is popular - but Yoga studios are like Starbucks here in Vancouver (I'm not sure how far Starbuck's Coffee franchise reaches elsewhere in the world - but I there are 5 within a four block radius of my house here in Vancouver). Yoga is definately huge in Vancouver.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Chrisandra Fox Standing on Her Head

Chrisandra Fox, originally uploaded by FaernWorks.

And I don't mean she's doing a headstand when I say that Chrisandra Fox is standing on her head in this yoga photo. I mean her legs are arched right back until her feet are resting on her head - while she supports herself with her forearms. Awesome!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Female Yoga - Both Legs Supported on Elbows

kakásana, originally uploaded by pimentinha37.

Nice form by this girl practicing yoga. Pointed toes on both feet as she balances on her elbows supported only by hands. Her legs are kept perfectly horizontal and the camera angle does a great job of capturing this. Once again I'm too new to yoga to know the proper name for the position but then this is as much a photography blog as a yoga blog, so you're just going to have to bear with me for awhile longer. Living in Vancouver there are tons of yoga studios just a few blocks from my door but when you have a three year old and another one on the way time just seems to dissapear :)

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Yoga Girl Bent in Half

, originally uploaded by Tal s.

Yoga is great for flexibility and this woman proves it as she folds her self in half.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Very Flexible Yoga Girl

chrisandra fox, originally uploaded by FaernWorks.

This woman practicing yoga shows off her extreme flexibility in a pose that just looks artistic, if not unnatural.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Naturism in Lipe island: Tarutao National Park, Thailand.

Naturism in Lipe island: Tarutao National Park, Thailand., originally uploaded by Eric Lon.

This guy practicing yoga on the rocks is perfectly aligned with nature.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Perfect Yoga

Encaixe perfeito, originally uploaded by Leilane Lobo.

This yoga girl is posed perfectly to frame the sunrise or sunset with her body right down by the water.

One Hand Support on Rocks

Quase levitando, originally uploaded by Leilane Lobo.

This guy is supporting himself on one hand, balancing on the rocks right by the ocean. Awesome yoga photography!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Group Yoga in Golden Gate Park

Group Yoga in Golden Gate Park, originally uploaded by davegolden.

Couples yoga supporting position. This pair is practicing a suporting position for outdoor yoga in Golden Gate Park.

Yelena Does Yoga

Yelena Does Yoga, originally uploaded by ej haas.

I'm still just a beginner so unfortunately I don't know all the names of these yoga positions yet. Maybe with more practice I'll be able to recognize them better.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Yoga Position - Folded in Half

Yoga, originally uploaded by Len's Lens.

A nice picture of this girl folded in half practicing yoga.

Sunrise Beach Yoga

Yoga, originally uploaded by danusunt.

This guy is waiting to surf in Costa Rica and passes the time doing Yogaat sunrise.

Extreme Yoga

Extreme yoga, originally uploaded by Mr_Bond.

Check out this guy balanced on a rope.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Beach Yoga at Sunrise

Yoga Sun., originally uploaded by Eric Lon.

Some prefer to practice yoga at the beach at sunrise or sunset.

Group Yoga in Golden Gate Park

Group Yoga in Golden Gate Park, originally uploaded by davegolden.

Inverted partners yoga. I love how you really have to look closely to see what's going on in some of these advanced yoga positions, especially when it comes to partner yoga.

Final Fest-Yôga Porto

Final Fest-Yôga Porto 06, originally uploaded by pimentinha37.

Awesome yoga form.

Yoga Levatation Above the Clouds

Yoga above the clouds, originally uploaded by carl kalabaw.

So apparently this isn't trick photography or photoshop work at all. These two guys jumped into the air and assumed yoga positions in mid jump for the photographer to catch on film. The background is Mount Pulag summit.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Yoga Guru Suneel Singh Padmashirshasana

Yoga Guru Suneel Singh_Padmashirshasana, originally uploaded by coordinator_tarun.

An advanced yoga position by guru Suneel Singh, propped on his elbows with his legs crossed above his head.

Yoga on the Rocks

yoga on the rocks, originally uploaded by martin prihoda.

A great angle of this guy practicing yoga on the rocks by the ocean in Vancouver, Canada. He shows beautiful form. Notice that both his feet are pointing to the camera. Nice photography Martin!

Partner Yoga

yoga.jpg, originally uploaded by Zeolite.

A nice photo of husband and wife yoga partners in the studio for a clothing shoot.

Yoga in Himalaya: Manali. India.

Yoga in Himalaya: Manali. India., originally uploaded by Eric Lon.

Cold climate yoga at high altitude! This guy is in his shorts on a snow covered mountain in the Himalayan mountains in India. Are all yoga fanatics this crazy?

Yoga Guru Suneel Singh

Yoga Guru Suneel Singh, originally uploaded by coordinator_tarun.

Yoga Guru Suneel Singh

Friday, February 1, 2008

Yoga Handstand Spread Legs

steve 3, originally uploaded by martin prihoda.

A great shot of a yoga handstand by the water with clouds overhead.

Yoga at Sunset in Goa

The radiance of yoga, originally uploaded by Venkatesh K.

A great shot of someone practicing yoga during sunset on the beach in Goa.

Shaolin Buddhist Monk Yoga Photo

CHINA, originally uploaded by BoazImages.

Here's an amazing yoga picture of an advanced yoga pose by a Shaolin Monk in Kaifeng Henan China.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Yoga Guru Suneel Singh

Yoga Guru Suneel Singh_padanghthasana, originally uploaded by coordinator_tarun.

Yoga Guru Suneel Singh

Statues in Yoga Park

Yoga park, originally uploaded by dronir.

A group of statues doing yoga in the statue park near Parikkala.

Yoga in the French Alps

Yoga in the French Alps, originally uploaded by kajo55.

Outdoor yoga in the French Alps

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Yoga meets Fight Club

Yoga meets Fight Club, originally uploaded by martin prihoda.

Lotus Postion

Yoga Postion, originally uploaded by CoachCashMoney.