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  1. 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. Wit ...
  2. Lying-down Body Twist (Chakrasana)

    Lie on your back; feet together and hands relaxed by the sides. Bend your legs and place the feet on the floor, close to the buttocks, wider than the hips. Stretch the arms away from the body with the palms facing up. Gently bring both knees to the grou ...
  3. Yoga: What is Yoga?

    Yoga relieves your body and mind from stress Yoga relieves your body and mind from stress Yoga benefits people of every age Yoga benefits people of every age Yoga sparks a new enthusiasm and happiness in life Yoga sparks a new enthusiasm and happiness i ...
  4. 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 (Pawanmukta ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. Seated Forward Bend (Paschimottanasana)

      Paschim = west; uttana = stretched out; asana = pose How to do Seated Forward bend yoga pose (Paschimottanasana) paschimottanasana1_3.jpg Sit up with the legs stretched out straight in front of you, keeping the spine erect and toes flexed toward you. ...
  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. 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 ...
  10. 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 t ...
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