Sun Salutations

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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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Corpse Pose (Savasana) - Yoga Pose

Corpse Pose

CORPSE POSE Savasana (sah-VAHS-anna) 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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Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana) - Yoga Pose

Downward Facing Dog

DOWNWARD FACING DOG Adho Mukha Svanasana (AHD-ho MUH-kha sva-NAHS-anna) 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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Easy Pose (Sukhasana) - Yoga Pose

Easy Pose

EASY POSE Sukhasana (soo-KAHS-anna) 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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Mountain Pose (Tadasana) - Yoga Pose

Mountain Pose

MOUNTAIN POSE Tadasana (tah-DAHS-uh-nuh) 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) 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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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) 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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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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