Yoga Postures

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  1. Moon Salutation

    Moon Salutation (Chandra Namaskar) The practice of Moon Salutation (Chandra Namaskar) is a reflection of Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation), just as the moon has no light of its own but reflects the light of the sun. The sequence of asanas is the same as Sur ...
  2. Butterfly Pose (Badhakonasana)

    Badha = Bound or Restrained, Kona = Angle, Asana = Pose or Posture  This pose is pronounced as BAH-dah-cone-AHS-ana The posture is named Badhakonasana because of the way it is carried out – both the feet tucked close to the groin, clasped tightly with the ...
  3. Fish Pose (Matsyasana)

    Fish Pose | Matsyasana Matsyasana Matsya – Fish; Asana – Pose This asana is pronounced as mut-see-ahs-ana The fish pose, if carried out in water, allows the body to float quite easily like that of a fish; hence the name. How to do Fish Pose (Matsyasana) L ...
  4. Bridge Pose (Setu Bandhasana)

    Bridge Pose (Setu Bandhasana) Setu – Bridge; Bandha – Bind, Lock; Asana – Pose, Posture This asana is pronounced as SAY-tuh-bun-DHAHS-ana The pose resembles a bridge, hence the name. How to do Bridge Pose (Setu Bandhasana) To begin, lie on your back. Fold ...
  5. Sideways Bending Using Both Arms

    Konasana 2 Stand with feet about 2-feet apart. Balance weight equally on feet. Breathing in, raise your arms overhead and join the palms together, interlacing the fingers to form a steeple position. Keep the arms touching the ears. Breathing out, bend to ...
  6. Lying-down Body Twist (Natrajasana)

    How to do Lying-down Body Twist (Natrajasana) Lie on your back with arms horizontally stretched out in line with the shoulders. Bend your knees and bring your feet close to your hips. The soles of the feet are fully on the ground. Swing the knees to the l ...
  7. Lying-down on sides

    Vishnu asana Vishnu: Indian god (the preserver), who is generally seen lying on his sides; asana- Pose Pronounced as- Vish-a-nuh-asanah How to Practice Vishnu Asana (Lying down on sides) Roll over to lie down on your right side. Support your head high on ...
  8. Child Pose (Shishuasana)

    Shishu Asana Shishu= child; asana= pose Pronounced- shishuh-asanah   How to do Shishuasana (child pose) Sit on your heels. Keeping your hips on the heels, bend forward, and lower your forehead to the floor. Keep the arms alongside your body with hands on ...
  9. Locust Posture (Shalabasana)

    Shalabasana Breathing in, raise the right leg up. Keep the leg straight and do not twist the hip. Hold and keep breathing. Breathing out, bring the right leg down. Repeat steps 3-5 with the left leg. Take 2-3 deep breaths. Breathing in, and with some mome ...
  10. One-Legged Forward Bend

    Janu Shirasasana Sit up with the legs stretched out straight in front of you, keeping the spine erect. Bend the left knee and place the left foot against the right thigh, keeping the left knee on the floor. Breathing in, raise both arms above your head an ...
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