Yoga Postures

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  1. Corpse Pose (Shavasana)

    Shava- Corpse; Asana- Pose shavasan.jpg The asana is pronounced as Shuh-vah-sana This pose gets its name from the recumbent posture of a dead body. It is a position of rest and relaxation, and is usually practiced towards the end of a yoga session – a s ...
  2. Standing Forward Bend (Hastapadasana)

    hastapadasana1.jpg Hasta- hand; Padah- foot; asana- pose Pronounced: Has-tah-pada-sanah How to do Standing Forward Bend (Hastapadasana) Stand straight with feet together and arms alongside the body. Balance your weight equally on both feet. Breathing in ...
  3. Standing Forward Bend With Feet Apart

    How to do Prasarita Padahastasana Stand erect with your feet 3-4 feet apart, balanced and firmly grounded. Breathe gentle deep breaths. Inhale, lengthen the spine, stretch arms overhead. Exhale, bend forward from the hip joints, keeping the spine straig ...
  4. 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) trikona-asana_0.jpg Stan ...
  5. The Angle Pose (Konasana)

    Angle Pose (Konasana) 1_1.jpg 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 l ...
  6. Sitting Half Spinal Twist (Ardha Matsyendrasana)

    Ardha = half; Matsyendra = king of the fish matsya = fish; indra = ruler. Pronounced: ARE-dah MAT-see-en-DRAHS-anna How to do Sitting Half Spinal Twist (Ardha Matsyendrasana) Sit up with the legs stretched out straight in front of you, keeping the feet ...
  7. 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 y ...
  8. 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" fron ...
  9. 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 Tre ...
  10. 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 ...
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