Hatha Yoga (Spine Strengthening)

Yoga Poses in this Sequence

Bow Pose (Dhanurasana) - Yoga Pose

Bow Pose

BOW POSE Dhanurasana (dahn-your-RAHS-anna) https://vimeo.com/video/395193348 BENEFITS OF BOW POSE Improves posture Stretches ankles and thighs Builds hip flexibility Strengthens back SUMMARY OF BOW POSE Bow Pose, or Dhanurasana, is a floor pose which builds flexibility throughout the entire body. It is one of the few poses that creates a full backward stretch in a supported …

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Chair Pose (Utkatasana) - Yoga Pose

Chair Pose

CHAIR POSE Utkatasana (OOT-kahTAHS-anna) https://vimeo.com/video/395197395 BENEFITS OF CHAIR POSE Enlivens the heart, diaphragm, and abdominal area Tones the butt and hips Strengthens the spine, thighs, calves, and ankles Helps counter flat feet and strengthen arches Stretches the shoulders and chest SUMMARY OF CHAIR POSE Chair Pose, or Utkatasana, is a fairly challenging standing yoga pose …

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Child’s Pose ( Balasana) - Yoga Pose

Child’s Pose

CHILD’S POSE Balasana (bah-LAHS-anna) https://vimeo.com/video/395193293 BENEFITS OF CHILD’S POSE Stretches hip and thighs Relieves back pain Reduces stress and anxiety SUMMARY OF CHILD’S POSE Child’s Pose, or Balasana, is a wonderfully relaxing pose which is part of most yoga routines as a moment to pause. Child’s Pose is about releasing yourself to the world and …

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Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana) - Yoga Pose

Cobra Pose

COBRA POSE Bhujangasana (bhu-jahn-GAHS-anna) https://vimeo.com/video/395085582 BENEFITS OF COBRA POSE Stretches the abdomen, chest, and shoulders Eases anxiety and stress Strengthens the spine Helps with asthma Relieves constipation SUMMARY OF COBRA POSE Cobra Pose, or Bhujangasana, is a floor pose which gently stretches and flexes the body. Its head-up position is reminiscent of a cobra rising …

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Eagle Pose (Garudasana) - Yoga Pose

Eagle Pose

EAGLE POSE Garudasana (gah-ruh-DAHS-anna) https://vimeo.com/video/395087966 BENEFITS OF EAGLE POSE Improves balance Stretches thighs through upper back Increases concentration Strengthens calves SUMMARY OF EAGLE POSE Eagle Pose, or Garudasana, is a standing twisting pose which tests both your flexibility and your sense of balance. It’s good to practice first with Tree Pose for standing balance as …

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Locust Pose (Salabhasana) - Yoga Pose

Locust Pose

LOCUST POSE Salabhasana (shah-lah-BAHS-uh-nuh) https://vimeo.com/video/395088130 BENEFITS OF LOCUST POSE Lengthens the spine and the back Promotes healthy posture Opens the shoulders Strengthens the core Stretches the hamstrings Reduces pain and anxiety Improves blood circulation SUMMARY OF LOCUST POSE Locust Pose, or Salabhasana, is a backbend of extra strengthening, stretching and mental benefits. First off, it …

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Tree Pose (Vrikshasana) - Yoga Pose

Tree Pose

TREE POSE Vrksasana (vrik-SHAH-suh-nuh) https://vimeo.com/video/395086767 BENEFITS OF TREE POSE Stabilizing through ankles Improved sense of balance Strengthens legs and core Opens hips, while stretching groin and thigh SUMMARY OF TREE POSE Tree Pose, or Vrikshasana, is a one-legged standing balance. It’s suitable for practitioners of all levels due to its many available variations, and is …

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Mika Nishimura

Mika Nishimura is originally from Japan residing in Los Angeles. She started practicing yoga in 2006. In her first yoga class, she fell in love with it and decided to become a yoga teacher. Although she initially started practicing yoga to get in shape, she loves the fact that yoga is much more than fitness. …

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