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Yoga Poses in this Sequence

Bridge Pose

Bridge Pose

Bridge Pose, or Setu Bandha Sarvangasana, is a standard part of many yoga routines. It’s one of those poses which is strengthening but relaxing, invigorating but serene. Your body forms the bridge here, creating an arch. You can add different variations including one leg up and clasping your hands beneath your body to make this pose more challenging.

Child’s Pose

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 trusting that everything will be alright. It is a moment to simply breathe. The name comes from the relaxed sleep of a contented child.

Corpse Pose

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, while many yoga teachers love to use Western names for most poses as they are easier to remember, many also use the Sanskrit name Savasana for this particular pose because they find the name “Corpse Pose” to be off-putting for Western audiences. The pose’s alternate name, Mrtasana, means “Death Pose” which is not much better. So Savasana it is.

Fish Pose

Fish Pose

Fish Pose, or Matsyasana, is a very gentle yet beneficial pose once deemed the “destroyer of all diseases.” It stretches and lengthens the whole body, including the neck, the shoulders, the back and the quadricep muscles. Since it is a heart opener, it makes it easier to breathe calmly, relieving stress and tension.

Hero Pose

Hero Pose

Hero Pose, or Virasana, is an intermediate yoga pose which focuses on improving the mobility of the knee joints as well as stretching the muscles of the thighs and the spine.

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 as a teacher of young children she has sought to de-stigmatize discussions around mental health in the arts while passing on a joyful passion for the subject. As an artist, though her subjects remain thoroughly adult, they are influenced by the ridiculous and playful spirit of her students. Interested in the ever poignant human topics of sex, myth and mortality; her artwork playfully points at life’s big j...