yoga poses

extended side angle pose (utthita parsvakonasana)

The Extended Side Angle Pose, or Utthita Parsvakonasana in Sanskrit, works your legs in the hamstrings and quads, your sides and chest, and your buttocks and triceps. It also stretches your lower back, groin and shoulders. You can practice this

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half moon pose (ardha chandrasana)

Half Moon pose, or Ardha Chandrasana in Sanskrit, helps to stretch, strengthen and balance your body. Also, the squeezing action on your sides helps with digestion. This pose takes balance, and you can begin by holding onto a wall or

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peaceful warrior (shanti warrior)

Peaceful Warrior, also known as shanti (peace) warrior, is perfect to transition into from Warrior II (Virabhadrasana II). This pose is still strong like Warrior II, but it also adds some grace. The pose itself consists of a standing pose

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plank pose (utthita caturanga dandasana)

In my entire yoga career I have never herd anyone refer to this pose in sanskrit so I had to actually look it up. Turns out it is not as mysterious as I may of thought or was hoping. Just

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revolved triangle pose (parivrtta trikonasana)

Revolved Triangle Pose, or Parivrtta Trikonasana in Sanskrit, is an adjustment on the regular Triangle Pose. It provides a nice twist to your midsection, plus it strengthens and stretches your legs, hips, shoulders and arms. If you have difficulty getting

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child’s pose (balasana) ground yourself with this basic asana

Child’s Pose, or Balasana in Sanskrit, is not only for children. This nurturing pose is very relaxing and it brings your focus inward. Plus, this pose provides a nice stretch to your hips, ankles and thighs. Different variations on it

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cow pose (bitilasana) cat and cow exercise video

Cow Pose, or Bitilasana in Sanskrit, is a perfect warm-up pose before any yoga session, a gentle tool for relaxation or a quick stretch when your lower back is hurting. This pose is complemented by Cat Pose, which gives the

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cat pose (marjaryasana) what can we learn from our beloved pets?

Cats know the benefits of a good stretch and yoga has mimicked them with Cat Pose. This pose, also known as Marjaryasana in Sanskrit, is a very gentle and low-impact pose that is the perfect back stretch after sitting too

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intense side stretch (parsvottanasana) focus on the hamstrings and legs..

Intense Side Stretch, or Parsvottanasana in Sanskrit, can be as intense as it sounds if you have tight hamstrings and tight muscles. Nonetheless, this pose can help you stretch your tight areas, including the hamstrings, the buttocks, back muscles and

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marichi’s pose (marichyasana III)

Marichi’s Pose, or Marichyasana III in Sanskrit, seems like a very simple pose but it provides many benefits. It can ease back and hip pain, and the twisting motion can help conditions like menstrual symptoms and digestive issues. This pose

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