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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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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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Thread the Needle Pose (Parsva Balasana) - Yoga Pose

Thread the Needle Pose

THREAD THE NEEDLE POSE Parsva Balasana (PARSH-big buh-LAHS-uh-nuh) https://vimeo.com/video/395090389 BENEFITS OF THREAD THE NEEDLE POSE Effective release of back tension Naturally detoxes the body Relieves tension between the shoulder blades Stretches arms, chest and neck SUMMARY OF THREAD THE NEEDLE POSE Thread the Needle is a simple kneeling pose that provides relief for neck and …

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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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Seated Head-to-Knee Forward Bend Pose (Paschimottanasana) - Yoga Pose

Seated Head to Knee Forward Bend

SEATED HEAD TO KNEE FORWARD BEND Paschimottanasana (push-chi-mo-tang-AHS-uh-nuh) https://vimeo.com/video/395201570 BENEFITS OF SEATED HEAD TO KNEE FORWARD BEND Stretches the backs of your legs and lower back Stretches shoulders and neck Relieves symptoms of menstrual discomfort SUMMARY OF SEATED HEAD TO KNEE FORWARD BEND Paschima is a Sanskrit term for the back of the whole body …

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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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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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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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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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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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Bridge Pose (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana) - Yoga Pose

Bridge Pose

BRIDGE POSE Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (SAY-tu BAHN-duh sar-vahn-GAHS-anna) https://vimeo.com/video/395088086 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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Easy Pose (Sukhasana) - Yoga Pose

Easy Pose

EASY POSE Sukhasana (soo-KAHS-anna) https://vimeo.com/video/395087945 BENEFITS OF EASY POSE Opens the hips Stretches ankles and knees Strengthens back muscles Reduces stress and anxiety SUMMARY OF EASY POSE Easy Pose, or Sukhasana, is a pose often taught to children as a way for them to sit quietly on the floor. It is also known as “Simple …

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Wheel Pose

WHEEL POSE Urdhva Dhanurasana (OORD-vuh duh-nur-AHS-uh-nuh) https://player.vimeo.com/video/395200821 Find Yoga Poses Opens the chest and shoulders Tones arms, legs, glutes and back Strengthens the wrists Stimulates the thyroid and pituitary SUMMARY OF WHEEL POSE The literal translation of Urdhva Dhanurasana is Upward Bow, referring to Bow Pose (Dhanurasana) but facing in the opposite orientation. Wheel Pose …

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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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Allison Kastner

Allison has been in the yoga world for 10 years and has been on several yoga retreats around the world practicing and teaching. In 2015 she took her first 200 hour teacher training at Yoga Shanti, one of the top NYC yoga studios with teachers, Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman. Soon after Allison completed her …

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