yoga poses

fish pose (matsyasana) Open your heart while feeling grounded in this supine backbend.

There are many variations of Fish Pose, also known as Matsyasana in Sanskrit. We will cover the one you will find in most classes, that is easier for beginners than the traditional way of performing this pose. If you choose,

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head-to-knee forward bend (janu sirsasana) Activate all 3 bandhas with this entry level pose

Head-to-Knee Forward Bend, or Janu Sirsasana in Sanskrit, is a seated forward bend. Sitting on a folded blanket or a pillow can help you go deeper into this pose, and help you to maintain proper form. Also, it can help

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seated forward bend (paschimottanasana)

Seated Forward Bend, or Paschimottanasana in Sanskrit, is a very relaxing pose that can help you deal with stress and help you sleep, among many other benefits. However, it can be a stressful pose if you have tight hamstrings or

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triangle pose (trikonasana)

Triangle Pose, or Trikonasana in Sanskrit, is a great pose for opening the hips, lengthening and strengthening your legs and opening your chest, among other benefits. This pose can be a challenge, and it’s important not to overextend your knees

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side plank pose (vasisthasana)

Side Plank Pose, or Vasisthasana in Sanskrit, is an arm balancing pose that takes a lot of strength to begin. It’s best to build some core and arm strength before performing this pose, or you can begin with one knee

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dancer pose (natarajasana)

King of the Dancer’s Pose Dancer pose, formally known as King of the Dancer’s Pose, Lord of the Dance Pose or Natarajasana in Sanskrit, is an advanced pose that includes a backbend and balancing all at once. Since this is

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tree pose (vrksasana)

Tree pose is a great weight-bearing and balancing pose to improve posture, alignment and bone strength. It is one of the first standing poses where you will be balancing on one leg only. You can start by holding a wall

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devotional warrior (humble warrior)

Devotional Warrior pose, sometimes known as Humble Warrior, does not have a Sanskrit name as it is not a traditional yoga pose. The name seems to be associated with the act of bowing down, as if in reverence, while performing

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full boat pose (paripurna navasana) this pose is all about building core strength..

If you’re looking to strengthen your core muscles – the muscles in your lower back, abdomen and sides – try Full Boat Pose, or Paripurna Navasana in Sanskrit. Strengthening your core can give you better posture and prevent pain in

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warrior three (virabhadrasana iii)

Virabhadrasana III, also known as Warrior Three, is the third of the Warrior poses. However, it will not always come after Warrior One and Two since it’s a more advanced pose and it’s a good idea to work up to

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