Yoga Postures

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  1. Triangle Pose (Trikonasana)

    Trikona- Triangle; Asana- Pose The asana is pronounced as Tree-kone-ahs-ana Unlike most yoga postures, the Triangle Pose requires keeping the eyes open in order to maintain body balance. How to do the Triangle Pose (Trikonasana) Stand straight. Separate y ...
  2. The Angle Pose (Konasana)

    Angle Pose (Konasana) Kona =Angle; Asana = Pose/Posture (This posture is Pronounced as:konah-sanah)   How to do Angle Pose (Konasana) Stand straight with feet about hip width distance apart and arms alongside the body. Breathe in and raise the left arm up ...
  3. Sitting Half Spinal Twist (Ardha Matsyendrasana)

    MAT-see-en-DRAHS-anna How to do Sitting Half Spinal Twist (Ardha Matsyendrasana) Sit up with the legs stretched out ...
  4. Standing Backward Bend (Ardha Chakrasana)

    Ardha= Half; Chakra= Wheel; asana= Pose Pronounced: ardhah-chak-rah-asanah How to do Standing Backward Bend (Ardha Chakrasana) Stand straight with feet together and arms alongside the body. Balance your weight equally on both feet Breathing in, extend you ...
  5. Upward Plank Pose (Poorvottanasana)

    The literal meaning of this asana (posture) is to stretch towards the east. However, this has nothing to do with stretching in the east direction. Poorvottanasana specifically refers to the flow of pranaic subtle energies in the "eastern" fronta ...
  6. Tree Pose (Vrikshasana)

    Vriksha- Tree; Asana- Pose The asana is pronounced as VRIK-shAH-sana This posture replicates the graceful, steady stance of a tree. Unlike most yoga poses, the Tree Pose requires keeping our eyes open in order to maintain body balance. How to do the Tree ...
  7. Cat Stretch (Marjariasana)

    Even pet cats can teach us lessons in yoga! With a keen eye, the yogi absorbs ideas from the world around. Marjari asana, or the cat stretch, incorporates the excellent feline stretch in the yoga workout. Marjari = Cat; Asana = Posture or Pose How To Do C ...
  8. Bow Pose (Dhanurasana)

    This yoga posture has been named after the shape it takes – that of a bow. Dhanurasana (Bow Pose) is part of the Padma Sadhana sequence. This yoga posture is pronounced as DHUN-ur-AAHS-uh-nuh. Dhanu = Bow; Asana = Posture or Pose How to do Bow Pose (Dhanu ...
  9. Wind-Relieving Pose (Pawanmuktasana)

    This yoga pose, as its name suggests, is excellent for releasing abdominal gas.  Pawanmuktasana   is pronounced as PUH-vuhn-mukt-AAHS-uh-nuh. Pavana  = wind,  mukta = relieve or release, Asana =  Posture or Pose How to do Wind-Relieving Pose (Pawanmuktasa ...
  10. Chair Pose (Utkatasana)

    Sitting in a chair may sound very easy and comfortable. But sitting in an imaginary chair might be a little challenging! And this is exactly what we do in Utkatasana or Chair Pose. The literal meaning of Utkatasana is intense posture or powerful posture. ...
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