Archives for Beginner Postures

Sphinx Pose

Sphinx Pose Sanskrit Name: Salamba Bhujangasana (pronounced: sah-LOM-bah boo-jahn-GAHS-uh-nuh ) Sphinx Pose is the infant of backbends. It can be practiced with either an active or passive approach. Sphinx Pose is a beginning backbend in yoga that helps to open the chest, lungs, and low back. It is a variation
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Sitting Forward Bend

Sitting Forward Bend Sanskrit Name: Paschimottanasana (pronounced: POSH-ee-moh-tan-AHS-anna ) Seated Forward Bend pose is a relatively basic pose with many benefits, including keeping us grounded and calm amidst flux. As a forward folding posture, Seated Forward Bend pose is calming and relaxing, and can help with stress, anxiety, insomnia, headaches,
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Neck Rolls

Neck Rolls Download Free Worksheet Sanskrit Name: Greeva Sanchalana Neck movements are one of the most basic exercises in yoga, but perhaps one of the most crucial. These subtle but powerful movements are designed to release tension, heaviness and stiffness in the head, neck and shoulder region. The easiest of
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Mountain Pose

Mountain Pose Sanskrit Name: Tadasana (pronounced tah-DAHS-anna) The foundation of all standing poses, Mountain Pose makes a great a starting position, resting pose, or tool to improve posture. Level: Beginners Category: Standing Breath: Deep Abdominal Breathing. Keep the mouth closed with tongue resting on the roof of the mouth. Simply
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Extended Puppy Pose

Extended Puppy Pose Sanskrit Name: Uttana Shishosana A cross between Child's Pose and Downward Facing Dog, Extended Puppy Pose lengthens the spine and calms the mind. Extended puppy pose gets its name from its close resemblance to a stretching puppy or dog. This asana provides a beneficial stretch to the
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Downward Facing Dog

Downward Facing Dog Sanskrit Name: Adho Mukha Svanasana Download Free Worksheet   Deservedly one of yoga's most widely recognized yoga poses, Adho Mukha Svanasana, offers the ultimate all-over, rejuvenating stretch. This is a standing pose and mild inversion that builds strength while stretching the whole body. It’s named after the
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Corpse Pose

Corpse Pose Sanskrit Name: Savasana (pronounced: shah-VAHS-anna) Savasana is a pose of total relaxation—making it one of the most challenging. Savasana might look like a nap at the end of your yoga practice. But it’s actually a fully conscious pose aimed at being awake, yet completely relaxed. In Savasana—also known
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Child’s Pose

Child's Pose   Download Free Worksheet Here Challenge: Hold Daily For 3-5 minutes.   Name: Balasana (pronounced - bA-lA-sa-na) Child’s Pose is a true resting pose, and one that you can hold for long periods of time without the need for props. There is something so nourishing and nurturing about this
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Cat/Cow Pose

Cat/Cow Pose MedYoga Pose: Cat/Cow Sanskrit Name: Marjaryasana / Bitilasana Download Free Worksheet       Cat-Cow Stretch is the incorporation of Marjaryasana (Cat Pose) and Bitilasana (Cow Pose). The two asanas are paired together for a gentle, flowing vinyasa. For those of you who are not familiar with the term,
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