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threading the needle pose (sucirandhrasana)

When you’re in Table Pose – on your hands and knees – in yoga, you have endless choices of where to go next. Of course, you can transition into Cat and Cow, Downward Facing Dog, a lunge, Child’s Pose and Extended

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warrior two (virabhadrasana ii)

Warrior two is the second of the three main warrior poses. When in a yoga class it is also very common for the warrior two pose to follow warrior one. They just seem to go together so nicely. There are

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warrior one (virabhadrasana i)

Virabhadra, the great warrior created from a matted lock of Shiva’s (king of the “gods”) hair. He was created out of anger when Shiva’s wife Sati sacrificed herself herself due to her father Daksa, insulting her husbands honor. Read the full story

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low plank pose (caturanga dandasana)

In the previous post we spoke a plank pose, the high push-up position. Now let’s tie things together and talk about the low plank; or better known as “caturanga dandasana” catur = four | anga = limb | danda =

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upward salute (urdhva hastasana)

Commonly referred to as “high prayer”, urdhva hastasana is a simple yet effective tool in your yoga practice. It is a main part of the sun salutation which is performed in just about every session. Upward Salute allows one to

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upward facing dog (urdhva mukha svanasana)

Upward facing dog may as well be the cousin of cobra pose. The two poses are almost identical from the waist up; the big difference comes with lifting the legs off of the ground and adding openness to the torso.

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supine super crunch

I took a class the other day with one of my long time teachers and friends Becky Middelton. She always has the coolest little core building exercises that really make you work. This week we did some crunches on our

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cobra pose (bhujangasana)

Cobra pose is commonly used in the beginning of class to warm up with and get the body moving with little strain, it is typically the first back-bend you will do in most classes. You will commonly hear teachers referring

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chair pose (utkatasana)

Many times referred to as “power” or “powerful” pose, utkatasana is one of the hardest poses for beginners to advanced. It’s not that the pose itself is hard to get into, it has more to do with the actual strength

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a modern day theory for Om (aum)

Om…the sound of all sounds. It is said that the sound of “Om” can do many things: bring you closer to oneness, peace of mind, unite your energy with others, and even unite you with the “source” (whatever your interpretation of the

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