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pincha mayurasana

elbow stand, feathered peacock pose opens shoulders * builds arm strength MUSCLES: spinal extensors * gluteus maximus * triceps brachii NOW is the time for yoga!   PRACTICE CHILLASANA VIDEO LINK: Stay tuned..coming soon to YouTube. Subscribe to our newsletter to get updates. SIGN UP for a class or workshop today! RESOURCES Ashtanga Yoga: The Practice Manual ~David Swenson Yoga Anatomy ~Leslie Kaminoff & Amy…

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utthita hasta padangustasana

extended hand-toe pose balance * develops focus, confidence & balance * lengthens leg muscles * strengthens the feet & ankles, legs, hips & core muscles * stabilizes ankles * improves flexibility in hips MUSCLES: deltoid * pronator teres * flexor carpi radialis * flexor carpi ulnaris * palmaris longest * psoas major * iliacus * hamstrings * …

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Sh** & sanskrit yogis say

a guide to yoga terminology: ADHO : seat; 3rd limb of yoga; a physical posture or pose in yoga;  yoga postures in sanskrit contain the suffix -asana  i.e. triangle pose is trikonasana (tri= 3, kona= angle, asana=pose). See a list of…

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parsvottanasana

intense side stretch, standing asymmetrical forward bend stretches hips, hamstrings & back MUSCLES: erector spinae * gluteus medius * hamstrings * quadriceps * gastrocnemius * soleus * latissimus dorsi * teres major * teres minor * serratus anterior * infraspinatus * deltoid * subscapularis * rhomboids * trapezius NOW is the time for yoga!   PRACTICE CHILLASANA VIDEO…

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Research: yoga & the lungs

Yoga practice improves pulmonary function in healthy individuals. Following yoga training in this study, there was statistically significant increases in: vital capacity tidal volume expiratory reserve volume breath holding time endurance & peak expiratory flow rate (Birkel 2000) Studies: Birkel DA, Edgren L. Hatha yoga: Improved vital capacity of college students. Altern Ther Health Med….

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salamba sarvangasana

supported shoulderstand MUSCLES: levator scapulae * rhombiods * trapezius * infraspinatus * deltoid * triceps brachii * splenius capitis * splenius cervicis PROCEED WITH CAUTION: Contraindications: acute glaucoma avoid all inversions  Adverse events associated with this pose have been reported: vertebral artery occlusion NOW is the time for yoga!   PRACTICE CHILLASANA VIDEO LINK: Stay tuned..coming soon to YouTube. Subscribe to our…

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adho mukha vrksasana

Adho mukha aka vrksasana handstand is an inversion and arm balancing pose that helps energize the body, build confidence, hones attention & focus, shifts perspective, strengthens upper body and reverses effects of gravity on spine

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urdhva prasarita ekapadasana

standing split   cultivates balance * shifts perspective * stretches (standing leg) & strengthens (lifted leg) the hamstrings * strengthens glutes (lifted leg)  MUSCLES: glutes * hamstrings PREP POSES: parsvottanasana * supta virasana * virabhadrasana C * high lunge * 3-legged down-dog NOW is the time for yoga!   PRACTICE CHILLASANA VIDEO LINK: Stay tuned..coming soon to YouTube. Subscribe to our newsletter to get updates. SIGN UP for a class or…

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Chillasana Workshops

Yoga is for everybody & every body. You don’t need to be flexible or a master meditator. These workshops are accessible for yogis with all levels of experience and abilities who are looking to manage symptoms of depression & co-existing conditions. All you need for the yoga journey is the eagerness to come explore the world of yoga with an open mind. Come join a Chillasana workshop and experience the benefits of yoga!

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apasana

knees to chest pose, wind relieving pose relieves stiffness, misalignment & discomfort in lower back * releases abdominal gas * relieves menstrual cramps  COUNTER POSE: twists NOW is the time for yoga!   PRACTICE CHILLASANA VIDEO LINK: Stay tuned..coming soon to YouTube. Subscribe to our newsletter to get updates. SIGN UP for a class or workshop today! RESOURCES Ashtanga Yoga: The Practice Manual ~David…

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