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  • Pronunciation: MAAL-aa-sa-na Pose Type: Standing Watch little children playing and you will often see them in a natural squatting position a...

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    Yoga Squat Pose (Malasana)
    September 17th, 2014 by Virginia O'Connor
    Yoga Squat Pose - Malasana Pronunciation: MAAL-aa-sa-na Pose Type: Standing Watch little children playing and you will often see them in a natural squatting position as they reach for toys and move about. Yoga Squat pose, or Malasana, is a squat that elongates the spine and strengthens the core. It works to open the hips, stretch the leg muscles and feet, and helps the yogi... [read more]

    Upward Facing Dog Pose – Urdhva Mukha Svanasana
    September 17th, 2014 by Virginia O'Connor
    5446246724_15c2d51d47_z Pronunciation: OORD-vuh MOO-kuh shvan-AHS-uh-nuh Pose Type: Back Bend Pose Upward Facing Dog, or Urdhva Mukha Svanasana, is one of the most common yoga poses partly due to the highly recognized benefits and therapuetic uses. A cousin of Cobra pose, Downward Facing Dog is considered one of the easier back bend poses and is often performed during a yoga sequence such... [read more]

    Seated Wide Legged Straddle (Upavistha Konasana)
    September 17th, 2014 by Virginia O'Connor
    9741865664_8ecd304633_z Pronunciation: oo-pah-VEESH-tah cone-AHS-anna Pose Type: Seated Seated Wide Legged Straddle, or Upavistha Konasana, is a seated stretching pose that is recommended for yogis of all levels. Beginners who can't bring the torso fully forward to the floor are encouraged to put a blanket or bolster in between their legs and allow the torso to rest on that support. Advanced students... [read more]

    Seated Forward Bend (Paschimottanasana)
    September 17th, 2014 by Virginia O'Connor
    5446335974_5bfec79a61_z Pronunciation: POSH-ee-moh-tan-AHS-anna Pose Type: Seated Seated Forward Bend (or fold) is a calming pose that stretches the entire back body from the feet all the way up the spine and into the neck. Paschimottanasana is an excellent stress reliever and is typically practiced later in a yoga sequence, when the body is warmed up. This pose helps the yogi prepare... [read more]

    Legs Up the Wall Pose (Viparita Karani)
    September 17th, 2014 by Virginia O'Connor
    5238813733_eb2f4c3ba7_z Pronunciation: VIP-uh-REE-tuh kah-RAH-nee Pose Type: Reclining Pose Legs Up the Wall pose is a rejuvenating inversion that brings relief to the feet, spine, and nervous system. It is a gentle way to bring the body into a state of deep relaxation and renewal. It is recommended for all levels of yogis, no matter their level of practice or experience. It... [read more]

    Knees, Chest, and Chin (Ashtanga Namaskara)
    September 17th, 2014 by Virginia O'Connor
    knees-chest-chin Pronunciation: ash-TAHN-gaa nah-muh-SKAR-uh Pose Type: Knees, Chest, and Chin pose is known as a salute to the eight limbs of the body. Ashtanga Namaskara warms the body and prepares it for further activity. It is important when practicing this post not to let the elbows splay out or collapse the chest into the pose. Use the back muscles to hold... [read more]

    Head to Knee Pose (Janu Sirsasana)
    September 17th, 2014 by Virginia O'Connor
    3794871886_7f3dcc70bb_z Pronunciation: JAH-noo sheer-SHAH-suh-nuh Pose Type: Seated Head to knee pose, or Janu Sirsasana, is a deep forward bend that calms the mind and relieves stress and tension from the body. It is often practiced along with Staff Pose (Dandasana) at the end of a sequence when the body is warm. While the pose is named 'head to knee' the most... [read more]