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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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