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Cat Pose (Marjaryasana) - Yoga Pose

Cat Pose

CAT POSE Marjaryasana (mar-jar-YAHS-anna) https://vimeo.com/video/395193891 BENEFITS OF CAT POSE Releases anxiety Stretches the back Massages the abdomen Opens the chest SUMMARY OF CAT POSE Cat Pose, or Marjaryasana, is one of the most commonly recognized yoga poses. The shape of the body resembles a stretching, arching cat. This pose is usually done as a partner …

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Cow Pose (Bitilasana) - Yoga Pose

Cow Pose

COW POSE Bitilasana (biht-LAHS-anna) https://vimeo.com/video/395193924 BENEFITS OF COW POSE Releases stress, anxiety and tension Stretches back Helps digestion Builds arm strength SUMMARY OF COW POSE Cow Pose, or Bitlasana, is a floor pose which is traditionally paired with Cat Pose. They are the mirrors of each other. Cow Pose shouldn’t be confused with Cow Face …

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Extended Puppy Pose (Uttana Shishosana) - Yoga Pose

Extended Puppy Pose

EXTENDED PUPPY POSE Uttana Shishosana (oo-TAHN-nah shee-SHO-sah-nah) https://vimeo.com/video/395200639 BENEFITS OF EXTENDED PUPPY POSE Stretches the hips and the hamstrings Lengthens the spine Opens the arms and shoulders Opens the heart, facilitating breath and awareness Improves blood circulation Destresses and calms the mind SUMMARY OF EXTENDED PUPPY POSE The Extended Puppy Pose, or Uttana Shishosana, is …

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Upward Facing Dog (Urdhva Mukha Shvanasana) - Yoga Pose

Upward Facing Dog

UPWARD FACING DOG Urdhva Mukha Shvanasana (OORD-vuh MUK-uh shvuh-NAHS-uh-nuh) https://vimeo.com/video/395086808 BENEFITS OF UPWARD FACING DOG POSE Strengthening through thighs, buttocks, arms and shoulders Opening through chest and shoulders Lengthening through the hip flexors Weight bearing on wrists SUMMARY OF UPWARD FACING DOG POSE Upward Facing Dog is a name directly translated from Sanskrit (urdhva meaning …

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Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana) - Yoga Pose

Downward Facing Dog

DOWNWARD FACING DOG Adho Mukha Svanasana (AHD-ho MUH-kha sva-NAHS-anna) https://vimeo.com/video/395087003 BENEFITS OF DOWNWARD FACING DOG Stretches shoulders and hamstrings Strengthens arms and legs Relieves stress and anxiety Helps with high blood pressure and asthma SUMMARY OF DOWNWARD FACING DOG Downward Facing Dog, or Adho Mukha Svanasana, is one of the most recognizable yoga positions out …

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Standing Forward Bend (Uttanasana) - Yoga Pose

Standing Forward Bend

STANDING FORWARD BEND POSE Uttanasana (ut-tahn-AHS-uh-nuh) https://vimeo.com/video/395197437 BENEFITS OF STANDING FORWARD BEND POSE Lengthens through hamstrings Engages through arches of the feet Stretches lower back Decompresses neck and spine Sends the blood flow to your head SUMMARY OF STANDING FORWARD BEND POSE Standing Forward Bend, or Uttanasana, is a well known yoga posture and a …

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Mountain Pose (Tadasana) - Yoga Pose

Mountain Pose

MOUNTAIN POSE Tadasana (tah-DAHS-uh-nuh) https://vimeo.com/video/395085334 BENEFITS OF MOUNTAIN POSE  Improves posture  Increases strength  Relieves sciatica  Steadies breathing SUMMARY OF MOUNTAIN POSE Mountain Pose, or Tadasana, is considered the foundation of all standing poses that offers multiple health benefits, including pain relief from sciatica. It is a great pose for beginners and can be used to …

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Plank Pose (Phalakasana) - Yoga Pose

Plank Pose

PLANK POSE Phalakasana (fal-ack-ahs-anna) https://vimeo.com/video/395197336 BENEFITS OF PLANK POSE Strengthens the arms  Stretches the spine Tones the abdomen SUMMARY OF PLANK POSE The Plank Pose is perhaps one of the most common poses outside of the yoga field. It is practiced by many people regardless of the type of sports they do. Phalakasana focuses on …

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Warrior I (Virabhadrasana I) - Yoga Pose

Warrior I

WARRIOR I Virabhadrasana I (vee-ruh-buh-DRAHS-uh-nuh) https://vimeo.com/video/395086529 BENEFITS OF WARRIOR I Strengthens legs and glutes Lengthens through the spine Stretches psoas Builds strength in arms and shoulders SUMMARY OF WARRIOR I While yoga is founded in peace, the name of this pose commemorates a spiritual warrior – someone strong, brave and not stepping down in the …

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Warrior II (Virabhadrasana II) - Yoga Pose

Warrior II

WARRIOR II Virabhadrasana II (vee-ruh-buh-DRAHS-uh-nuh) https://vimeo.com/video/395090252 BENEFITS OF WARRIOR II Strengthens legs and glutes Helps to improve posture Stretches psoas Builds strength in arms and shoulders Allows for broadening through shoulder blades and collarbones Opens through thighs and groin SUMMARY OF WARRIOR II Warrior II, or Virabhadrasana II, is a natural continuation in the Warrior …

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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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Sphinx Pose (Salamba Bhujangasana) - Yoga Pose

Sphinx Pose

SPHINX POSE Salamba Bhujangasana (SAH-luhm-buh buj-uhn-GAHS-uh-nuh) https://vimeo.com/video/395193991 BENEFITS OF SPHINX POSE Strengthens the spine Stretches chest, shoulders and stomach Firms the gluteal muscles SUMMARY OF SPHINX POSE Sphinx Pose is a variation of a Cobra backbend. In fact, its Sanskrit name translates to Supported Cobra Pose (“Salamba-” meaning with support, “-bhujanga” meaning snake or serpent). …

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Pigeon Pose (Eka Pada Rajakapotasana) - Yoga Pose

Pigeon Pose

PIGEON POSE Eka pada rajakapotasana (Eh-kah PAH-dah rah-JAH-cop-oh-TAHS-anna) https://vimeo.com/video/395192790 BENEFITS OF PIGEON POSE Improves flexibility Opens hips and stretches psoas Strengthens the back Improves breathing Reduces pressure on sciatic nerve SUMMARY OF PIGEON POSE Eka pada rajakapotasana, also known as Pigeon Pose or one-legged Pigeon Pose, offers an enjoyable backbend that stretches and strengthens key …

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Upward Plank Pose (Purvottanasana) - Yoga Pose

Upward Plank Pose

UPWARD PLANK POSE Purvottanasana (poor-vo-tahn-AHS-uh-nuh) https://vimeo.com/video/395197381 BENEFITS OF UPWARD PLANK POSE Stretches pecs and shoulders Strengthens arms, legs and wrists Opens through the front of hips and ankles SUMMARY OF UPWARD PLANK POSE The term “Purva” in Sanskrit means eastern, and is used to refer to the front of the body, head to toes. “Purvottanasana” …

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Cow Face Pose (Gomukhasana) - Yoga Pose

Cow Face Pose

COW FACE POSE Gomukhasana (goh-muhk-HAHS-anna) https://vimeo.com/video/395085841 BENEFITS OF COW FACE POSE Stretches arms Builds flexibility Stretches the hips Strengthens upper back muscles SUMMARY OF COW FACE POSE Cow Face Pose, or Gomukhasana, has a similar name to Cow Pose, but the two are entirely different. Cow Face Pose is a twisting sitting pose where the …

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Fire Log Pose (Agnistambhasana) - Yoga Pose

Fire Log Pose

FIRE LOG POSE Agnistambhasana (AG-nee-stahm-BAHS-uh-nuh) https://vimeo.com/video/395090297 BENEFITS OF FIRE LOG POSE Stretches the hamstrings and the quadriceps Hip opener, great for tight hips and hip flexors Helps with arthritic symptoms Lightly stimulates the abdominal organs, improving digestion and metabolism Boosts self confidence SUMMARY OF FIRE LOG POSE Fire Log Pose, or Agnistambhasana, is a pose …

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Happy Baby Pose (Ananda Balasana) - Yoga Pose

Happy Baby Pose

HAPPY BABY POSE Ananda Balasana (ah-NAHN-duh bah-LAHS-anna) https://vimeo.com/video/395201628 BENEFITS OF HAPPY BABY POSE Stretches the muscles of the legs, the hips and the hamstrings Lengthens the spine and the tailbone Opens the chest Relieves lower back pain Lowers blood pressure, creates calm SUMMARY OF HAPPY BABY POSE The Happy Baby Pose, or Ananda Balasana is …

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Corpse Pose (Savasana) - Yoga Pose

Corpse Pose

CORPSE POSE Savasana (sah-VAHS-anna) https://vimeo.com/video/395197503 BENEFITS OF CORPSE POSE Lowers blood pressure Releases anxiety and tension Reduces headaches Helps with insomnia SUMMARY OF CORPSE POSE Corpse Pose, or Savasana, is one of the simplest poses in the entire yoga repertoire. You simply lie on your back. But within that is a wealth of power. Interestingly, …

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Elyse Jung-Vrymoed

Elyse Jung-Vrymoed is a Los Angeles based artist and teacher. She is a practitioner of the mantra “Yes, and…” A student of yoga to some degree since her early teens, she is a great believer in its restorative value as part of a holistic approach to mental and physical health. In her 10 year work …

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