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Spring Cleaning Our Poses

For the beginning of Spring we’re going to look at spring cleaning our poses.


Are a great way to energise and awaken us especially after the winter months. They stimulate, energise and rebuild us from the ground up maintaining our connection to Mother Earth.


These days we seem to be seated for so long during our days: working, eating, resting, tv, computers, reading – so let’s stand as much as we can.

When we stand in yoga we’re not hanging off our joints and unaware. We’re focusing on our foundations – our feet and upwards into our ankles, legs, knees and hips. Creating strength in these foundations for the body parts above to balance and be graceful upon them.

We balance ourselves from our standing posture, from our feet. Pressing firmly down to activate. This builds stamina, energy and strength in our body.  Standing poses build our relationship to our feet and how we stand in relation to the rest of our body too, building our posture.  Our legs can be internally or externally rotated bringing strength and awareness to these areas of the legs and hips.

In standing, our body is lifted and open, which opens our chest and body to breathwork. We are not compressing and weakening our core body whilst we stand. We are opening our body to a deeper and thereby stronger breath capacity.


Standing poses require more energy than seated poses. They require us to focus and be energised, using more muscles throughout the body and creating heat.

We also have the ability to move more freely in the standing poses, as we’re not seated (for example) and locked into our pelvis.  We can safely warm up and open the body prior to more complex poses.  They give us the option to have more mobility. Bringing balance with a combination of strength building and opening.


Do you feel grounded and stable?
Standing on your own two feet builds confidence
Feel emotionally centred
Establish a connection to mother earth
Awakens Muladhara (base) chakra
Strengthens the lower energy centres
Creates a sense of presence
Stimulates the Central Nervous System
Increases alertness
Aids: circulation, digestion and energises the entire body


Whist standing in poses this week, feel from the ground up and connect to your whole being feeling activated and awakened. Energise and press away from the earth and feel the energy come up through your legs to give you a lift, feeling this rebound energy balance and align you.

“I honour the power within me. I honour myself. I am my own person and I stand fully in my power.”


Louise Eddy

Louise Eddy

Yoga Teacher & Owner

Louise is passionate about her practice and her understanding of yoga. Her journey in life has led her to study and practice yoga for the past 20+yrs. In the past 5+ years she has also focussed on Mental health and well-being and has actively been involved teaching classes in community and special needs areas with this focus.

She gives thanks for the knowledge that has been passed along from the teachers and students before that have paved the way for the journey of yoga as it is in the west. She teaches from her heart with gratitude and love. ​Om Shanti.

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