Tag: Legs

  • Compassionately Understanding the Unique Challenges of Everyone’s Body

    Compassionately Understanding the Unique Challenges of Everyone’s Body

    It is important that as teachers and practitioners we make the effort to understand why certain poses may feel more difficult for certain people and how we can best serve their individual needs. With an open heart and mindful attention, we can create a safe and supportive environment for everyone’s unique healing.

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  • Padmasana (Lotus Pose)

    Padmasana (Lotus Pose)

    Padmasana is a seat of meditative concentration, from which one can observe himself, his breathing, and the relationship between the inner and outer experiences. It is a posture of great power and insight, for with it comes moments of ultimate balance and understanding, and of honoring its ritualistic beauty. Through its practice and perseverance, Padmasana can elevate its practitioner to greater spiritual heights.

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  • Ardha Purvottanasana (Reverse Table Top)

    Ardha Purvottanasana (Reverse Table Top)

    The brilliant Ardha Purvottanasana, also known as Reverse Table Top or Reverse Plank, is found in Hatha Yoga Pradipika. This pose is well known for being an energizer and for how it can help to build up strength, stability and suppleness.

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  • Dhanurasana (Bow Pose)

    Dhanurasana (Bow Pose)

    The Bow Pose is a challenging asana that can be practiced by yogis of all levels. Its physical and spiritual benefits are many and should be taken advantage of for greater health, wellness and enlightenment.

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  • Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (Bridge Pose)

    Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (Bridge Pose)

    The physical benefits of this Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (Bridge Pose) are well known, as it stretches and opens the muscles at the front of the body, from the chest down to the hips.

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  • Virabhadrasana II (Warrior II pose)

    Virabhadrasana II (Warrior II pose)

    Virabhadrasana II is known to be an effective hip opener, as well as a way to strengthen and stabilize the legs. This pose is known to improve balance, focus, and posture. It is also a great way to challenge the body’s strength and flexibility simultaneously. Mentally, this pose is known to increase feelings of focus, courage, and determination.

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  • Utkatasana (Chair Pose)

    Utkatasana (Chair Pose)

    Utkatasana is an incredibly powerful and complex posture that offers physical, mental and emotional benefits. To get the most out of this yogic pose, it’s essential to practice regularly, experiment with different variations, understand the fundamentals of biomechanics and consciously work on achieving proper form.

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  • Uttanasana (Standing Forward Bend)

    Uttanasana (Standing Forward Bend)

    The Uttanasana or Standing Forward Bend is one of the most fundamental asanas or poses in the practice of yoga. The pose is known to be a mild inversion, which is when the head is positioned below the heart.

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  • Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog)

    Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog)

    Adho Mukha Svanasana, more commonly referred to as Downward-Facing Dog Pose, is a foundational yoga posture included in almost every yoga practice. The name comes from the Sanskrit words adho (“downward”), mukha (“face”), svana (“dog”), and asana (“pose”). It has been part of yoga practice for centuries and is firmly established in the Hatha yoga tradition.

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