Archives for MedYoga School

Fire Log Pose

Fire Log Pose   Sanskrit Name: Agnistambhasana (pronounced - AG-nee-stahm-BAHS-uh-nuh) Find length in your side body, from your heel to your fingertips with Extended Side Angle Pose. The Fire Log Pose stretches the outer hips intensely, particularly the piriformis, which is often the main culprit of sciatic pain. By embracing
Read More

Extended Side Angle Pose

Extended Side Angle Pose   Sanskrit Name: Utthita Parsvakonasana (pronounced: o-TEE-tah parsh-vah-cone-AHS-anna) Find length in your side body, from your heel to your fingertips with Extended Side Angle Pose. It involves using many essential muscle groups: legs, ankles, groin, chest, lungs, shoulders, spine, and the abdomen. This pose also relieves
Read More

Crescent Moon

Crescent Moon   Sanskrit Name: Alanasana (pronounced ahl-ahn-ah-sah-nah) Crescent Pose, is a great preparation for the full version of Virabhadrasana I (Warrior I Pose). It’s a fairly easy pose to perform, if you go slowly. It’s also a great idea to try it first with a yoga instructor, to ensure
Read More

Cow Face Pose

Cow Face Pose Sanskrit Name: Gomukhasana (pronounced: go-moo-KAHS-anna ) Cow Face Pose (Gomukhasana) is a deep hip-opening and shoulder-stretching yoga pose. Although it is a seated, deep stretch pose, it is noted as being a restorative one as well for its ability to let you go inward in order to
Read More

Cobra Pose

Cobra Pose Sanskrit Name: Bhujangasana (pronounced boo-jahn-GAHS-uh-nuh) Cobra Pose can be a great way to stretch out your spine and chest throughout the day. It counteracts the slouch that comes from sitting in front of a computer or driving which can often disrupt the flow of consciousness, energy & vital
Read More

Chair Pose

Chair Pose Sanskrit Name: Utkatasana (pronounced: OOT-kah-TAHS-anna) Chair Pose clearly works the muscles of the arms and legs, but it also stimulates the diaphragm and heart. Sitting in a chair may sound very easy and comfortable. But sitting in an imaginary chair might be a little challenging! And this is
Read More

Bridge Pose

Bridge Pose   Sanskrit Name: Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (pronounced: SET-too BAHN-dah) One of yoga's most versatile backbends, Bridge Pose can fire you up or cool you down depending on what you need. Bridge can be either a restorative posture or a dynamic way to open and strengthen your body. It
Read More

Bow Pose

Bow Pose   Sanskrit Name: Dhanurasana (pronounced don-your-AHS-anna) Bow Pose is an intermediate backbend that strengthens the whole back body. It deeply opens the chest and the front of the body. If you've ever spent a day hunched over a computer, or if you practice sports that include a forward-reaching
Read More

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
Read More

Sitting Forward Bend

Seated Forward Bend   Sanskrit Name: Paschimottanasana 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, and mild
Read More