Yoga Postures

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  1. 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 your knees and keep your ...
  2. Sideways Bending Using Both Arms

    How to do 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. Lying-down on Sides (Vishnuasana)

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

    Shishu= child; asana= pose Pronounced- shishuh-asanah   How to do Child Pose (Shishuasana) 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 the floor, pa ...
  6. Locust Posture (Shalabasana)

    How to do Locust Posture (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. Breat ...
  7. One-Legged Forward Bend (Janu Shirasasana)

    How to do 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 ...
  8. Seated Forward Bend (Paschimottanasana)

      Paschim = west; uttana = stretched out; asana = pose How to do Seated Forward bend yoga pose (Paschimottanasana) Sit up with the legs stretched out straight in front of you, keeping the spine erect and toes flexed toward you. Breathing in, raise both ar ...
  9. Shoulder Stand (Sarvangasana)

      How to do Shoulder Stand (Sarvangasana) If you have had abnormal blood pressure, glaucoma, detached retina, chronic thyroid disorders, neck or shoulder injuries, consult your teacher and physician before doing the shoulder stand. Lie on your back. With ...
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