Triangle Pose

How to do Triangle Pose

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Utthita Trikonasana Say it like this: oo-TEE-Tah-tree-koh-NAH-suh-nah From the Sanskrit, utthita meaning extended, tri meaning three, kona meaning angle and asana meaning pose. Trikonasana is a beginner pose, one of …

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How to do Plank Pose

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Kumbhakasana: say it like this: koom-bahk-AHS-uh-nu The name comes from the Sanskrit words kumbhak meaning breath retention and asana which means pose. Plank Pose is a foundational pose and an …

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How to do Warrior 1

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Virabhadrasana Say it like this: veer-ah-bah-DRAHS-anna Meaning: Vira-Hero, Warrior, courageous and vigorous, Bhadra-Friend, good, auspicious. Asana-Pose. Virabhadrasana is a mythological character created by Lord Shiva, a Hindu God. This pose …

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How to do Headstand

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Shirshasana Say it like this: sheer-SHAH-sahn-ah Sometimes known as Sirsasana, this is often referred to as the King of all the asanas (poses) In a supported headstand (Salamba Sirasana) the …

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How To Do Bridge Pose

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Setu Bandha Sarvangasana Say it like this: SAY-too BAHN-duh shar-vahn-GAHS-uh-nuh The Sanskrit name comes from five different words Setu means bridge. Bandha means lock. Sarva means all, Anga means limb …

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How To Do Fish Pose

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Matsyasana Say it like this: maht-see-AHS-uh-nuh The Sanskrit name for this pose comes from two words: Matsya meaning fish and Asana meaning pose. Commonly considered a counter pose to Sarvangasana …

How To Do Camel Pose

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Ustrasana Say it like this: OOH-tra-AA-SUN-aa The Sanskrit name comes from Ustra meaning camel and asana meaning pose. The Camel pose is an intermediate level back bending posture that stretches …

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The Winds of Prana

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Prana is the all pervasive energy of the Universe. It’s the secret, subtle thing at work which makes gravity draw inwards, propulsion push out, and life expand and contract. These movements are derived from that source energy and they are called the Vayus (winds) in Yoga.