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cat pose in yoga

Cat Pose In Yoga – Marjariasana

Cat pose in yoga is an all levels pose most often practiced in Hatha, Vinyasa and therapedic styles of yoga. It is from the Core family of postures as it primarily works to open the back body in flexion (forward bending).  Cat Pose translates in sanskrit  to Marjariasana  Marjari = Cat and Asana = Pose. It’s […]

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Supine Spinal Twist stretch supta matsyendrasana

Supine Spinal Twist Stretch Supta Matsyendrasana

Supine Spinal Twist  translated in Sanskrit is Supta Matsyendrasana is pronounced; SOOP-tah MAHT-see-en-DRAHS-uh-nuh.  It’s named after a siddhi, a yogi master called Matsyendra. Supta = reclined and Matseyendra = lord of the fishes, Reclined Lord of the Fishes Pose.  It’s a supine twist, a version of the seated twist, Half Lord of The Fishes Pose | […]

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Urdhva Hastasana

Urdhva Hastasana Mastery -Upward Salute

Urdhva Hastasana is one of those poses you were naturally doing before you even knew it was yoga!  Upward Salute is a natural stretch for the entire body. As you stretch your fingertips away from your toe tips you will feel a natural boost in energy, and bonus – it feels really good! Urdhva Hastasana  is […]

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warrior 2 pose virabhadrasana ii

Master Warrior 2 Pose Virabhadrasana ii

Warrior 2 Pose – Virabhadrasana II, is named after a Hindu Warrior that was said to be an incarnate of Shiva. Virabhadra was depicted with a thousand feet, heads and eyes, wearing a tiger skin cloak with a garland of skulls around his neck and indeed fierce.  Virabhadrasana is pronounced, Veer-uh-buh-DRAHS-uh-nuh and translates from Sanskrit to […]

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Ardha Matsyendrasana

Master Ardha Matsyendrasana – Half Lord of the Fishes

Half Lord of the Fishes – Ardha Matsyendrasana is a seated twist suited for all levels.  It’s commonly practiced in Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Iyengar yoga.  Ardha Matsyendrasana is pronounced ARE-dah-see-en-DRAHS-anna and translates to Half Lord of the Fishes Pose. Ardha = half and Matsyendrasana is the Hindu sage in which the pose is named after. He is […]

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Master Malasana Garland Pose

Todays Pose Break Down features Garland Pose – Malasana, Mala = Garland, also translated as Rosary or Necklace and Asana = Pose or Seat. Pronounced MAA-LAA-sa-na and also called Upavesasana.  It’s an all levels squat that opens the feet, inner groins and front body. It’s highly beneficial for those who spend time sitting regularly as it […]

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Extended Puppy Pose - Uttana Shishosana

Master Extended Puppy Pose – Uttana Shishosana

Today’s featured pose is Extended Puppy Pose – Uttana Shishosana. It’s a hybrid pose that marries the upper body- chest opening of Balasana and the lower body- inversion quality of Downward Facing Dog.  Uttana Shishosana is pronounced- OO-ta-NAH she-SHO-sahna, Uttana = Intense or Extended, Shisho =  Puppy and Asana translates to Pose or Seat. You commonly see […]

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eagle pose - garudasana

Eagle Pose Garudasana

Eagle Pose – Garudasana, pronounced – gah-rue-DAHS-anna is a Standing Balancing pose that requires mobility of your shoulders and hips, balance and focus.  Garudasana comes from the sanskrit root Garud, which means “Eagle” and Asana = Pose or Seat. It’s said that this mythical king bird was protector of humanity and preserver of creation and a vehicle […]

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balasana pose

Balasana Pose

Today’s feature Pose is Extended Child’s Pose – Utthita Balasana! It’s the ultimate relaxation pose! It’s a great starting point or ending point to any sequence and a great spot to rest and reconnect to your inner experience. For such a juicy welcoming posture that provides so much comfort and ease it’s not so easy […]

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