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Boat Pose (Paripurna Navasana) - Yoga Pose

Boat Pose

BOAT POSE Paripurna Navasana (par-ee-POOR-nah nah-VAHS-anna) BENEFITS OF BOAT POSE Relieves stress Strengthens core, abdomen and spine Improves digestion and metabolism Builds concentration and stamina SUMMARY OF BOAT POSE Boat Pose, or Paripurna Navasana, is a great pose for building balance while drawing in your full concentration. As you hold the position, you will …

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Bridge Pose (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana) - Yoga Pose

Bridge Pose

BRIDGE POSE Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (SAY-tu BAHN-duh sar-vahn-GAHS-anna) BENEFITS OF BRIDGE POSE Stretches the spine, chest, and neck Improves digestion Reduces backache Lowers stress and anxiety Helps symptoms of asthma Useful for those with high blood pressure SUMMARY OF BRIDGE POSE Bridge Pose, or Setu Bandha Sarvangasana, is a standard part of many yoga …

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Cat Pose (Marjaryasana) - Yoga Pose

Cat Pose

CAT POSE Marjaryasana (mar-jar-YAHS-anna) 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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Chair Pose (Utkatasana) - Yoga Pose

Chair Pose

CHAIR POSE Utkatasana (OOT-kahTAHS-anna) 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) 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) 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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Cow Pose (Bitilasana) - Yoga Pose

Cow Pose

COW POSE Bitilasana (biht-LAHS-anna) 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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Crow Pose (Kakasana) - Yoga Pose

Crow Pose

CROW POSE Kakasana (kah-KAHS-anna) BENEFITS OF CROW POSE Strengthens wrists Improves balance Increases core strength Strengthens back  SUMMARY OF CROW POSE Crow Pose, known as Kakasana, and Crane Pose, known as Bakasana, are both versions of the same balancing position. Crow Pose is the easier of the two poses, where you balance closer to …

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Eagle Pose (Garudasana) - Yoga Pose

Eagle Pose

EAGLE POSE Garudasana (gah-ruh-DAHS-anna) 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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Extended Side Angle Pose (Utthita Parsvakonasana) - Yoga Pose

Extended Side Angle

EXTENDED SIDE ANGLE Utthita Parsvakonasana (oo-TEE-tah parsh-vah-cone-AHS-anna) BENEFITS OF EXTENDED SIDE ANGLE Strengthens, flexes and stabilizes the leg muscles Strengthens the abdominal muscles Reduces back pain and helps with the posture Ignites clear, imaginative thinking SUMMARY OF EXTENDED SIDE ANGLE The Extended Side Angle Pose, or Utthita Parsvakonasana, is a position which does not …

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Headstand Pose (Sirsasana) - Yoga Pose

Headstand Pose

HEADSTAND POSE Sirsasana (Seer-sa-sa-na) HEADSTAND POSE BENEFITS Strengthens the abs and the core Corrects posture Resolves stress, anxiety and anger Alleviates migraine pain SUMMARY OF HEADSTAND POSE Falling under the category of more advanced poses, Headstand Pose, or Sirsasana, offers many benefits. It actively engages the muscles of the core. It propagates correct posture …

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Locust Pose (Salabhasana) - Yoga Pose

Locust Pose

LOCUST POSE Salabhasana (shah-lah-BAHS-uh-nuh) 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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Low Lunge Pose (Anjaneyasana)

Low Lunge Pose

LOW LUNGE POSE Anjaneyasana (AHN-jah-nay-AHS-uh-nuh) BENEFITS OF LOW LUNGE POSE Opens the hips Stretches the quadriceps and the hamstrings Increases the flexibility of the spine Prevents back pain Lengthens the arm muscles Opens the chest Improves balance and awareness Motivates SUMMARY OF LOW LUNGE POSE The Low Lunge Pose, or Anjaneyasana, is a backbend …

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Sphinx Pose (Salamba Bhujangasana) - Yoga Pose

Sphinx Pose

SPHINX POSE Salamba Bhujangasana (SAH-luhm-buh buj-uhn-GAHS-uh-nuh) 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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Warrior II (Virabhadrasana II) - Yoga Pose

Warrior II

WARRIOR II Virabhadrasana II (vee-ruh-buh-DRAHS-uh-nuh) 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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Bobby Rodriguez

Bobby Rodríguez came across the yoga practice over ten years ago while navigating what felt like rock bottom. After years of self medicating and disordered eating proved fruitless, the tools of the yoga practice allowed Bobby to find healing in Self excavation through movement- and later on stillness. Bobby draws largely from Ashtanga and Dharma …

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