Archives for Intermediate Postures

Warrior III

Warrior III   Sanskrit Name: Virabhadrasana III (pronounced: veer-ah-bah-DRAHS-anna) The Warrior poses are some of the basic foundations of a good, solid asana practice. From squared hips to wide stances, to balance; from your core to your legs, these poses have it all. These poses are approachable for most bodies
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Warrior II

Warrior II Sanskrit Name: Virabhadrasana II (pronounced: veer-ah-bah-DRAHS-anna) The Warrior poses are some of the basic foundations of a good, solid asana practice. From squared hips to wide stances, to balance; from your core to your legs, these poses have it all. These poses are approachable for most bodies and
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Warrior I

Warrior I Sanskrit Name: Virabhadrasana (pronounced: veer-ah-bah-DRAHS-anna) The Warrior poses are some of the basic foundations of a good, solid asana practice. From squared hips to wide stances, to balance; from your core to your legs, these poses have it all. These poses are approachable for most bodies and are
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Tree Pose

Tree Pose   Sanskrit Name: Vrksasana (pronounced vrik-SHAHS-anna) Practicing balancing poses in yoga, such as Tree Pose, will help you gain both physical and mental steadiness and poise. Tree Pose improves focus and concentration while calming your mind. Tree pose clarifies just how challenging it can be to stand on
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Sun Salutation

Sun Salutation   Sanskrit Name: Surya Namaskar (pronounced: sur-ya nama-skar) Sun Salutations are traditionally performed in the morning to greet a new day. The sequence of 8 postures can be a complete practice in itself, or can prepare you for a longer asana routine. As physical exercise, Sun Salutation is
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Shoulderstand Plus Plow Variation

Shoulderstand Plus Plow Variations   Sanskrit Name: Sarvangasana (pronounced sar-van-GAHS-anna ) People who love shoulder stand really love it, and those who don't, really despise it. The difference between loving and loathing the pose often depends on whether you can create a clean vertical line with your body and not
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High Leg Lunge Pose

High Leg Lunge Pose   Sanskrit Name: Utthita Ashwa Sanchalanasana High Leg Lunge is a warming and strengthening posture that tones your glutes and legs, while lengthening your hip flexors and spine. Level: Intermediate Category: Standing Breath: Deep Abdominal Breathing. Keep the mouth closed with tongue resting on the roof
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Happy Baby Pose

Happy Baby Pose Sanskrit Name: Ananda Balasana (pronounced - A-nun-da - bA-lA-sa-na) This pose gently brings a greater awareness to the hip joints. It provides a gentle stretch to the hips, inner groins and low back, helps to lengthen and realign the spine, and strengthens the arms and shoulders. The
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Half Mooon Pose

Half Moon Pose Sanskrit Name: Ardha Chandrasana (pronounced: are-dah chan-DRAHS-anna) Half Moon Pose is a standing yoga posture that will challenge your leg muscles and your ability to balance. It can also be a fun pose to transition into from Extended Triangle (Utthita Trikonasana)! The two poses are similar in
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Garland Squat Pose

Garland Squat Pose Sanskrit Name: Malasana (pronounced - Mah-LAHS-anna) Many years ago, squatting was an unassuming, everyday pose, not just one that was done in yoga class. Nowadays, sitting and slouching for hours at a time has become the norm. It’s easy to forget that sometimes our comfortable, modern lifestyle
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