Yoga Postures

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  1. Standing Forward Bend (Hastapadasana)

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

    prasarita padahastasana Stand erect with your feet 3-4 feet apart, balanced and firmly grounded. Breathegentle deep breaths. Inhale, lengthen the spine, stretch arms overhead. Exhale, bend forward from the hip joints, keeping the spine straight. Place han ...
  3. Triangle Pose (Trikonasana)

    Trikonasana (Triangle Pose) 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 th ...
  4. The Angle Pose (Konasana)

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

    Ardha Matsyendrasana, Sitting Half Spinal Twist, yoga pose for spine, yoga pose to open up chest, 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 ha ...
  6. Ardha Chakrasana (Standing Backward Bend)

    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 yo ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. Cat Stretch (Marjariasana)

    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 = ...
  10. 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 ...
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