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chaturanga dandasana

Chaturanga dandasana aka plank or 4-limbed staff pose. This stabilizing pose helps to strengthen arm, shoulder, leg & core muscles; increase wrist strength & flexibility; prepare you for arm balancing poses; strengthen toe flexors; and build abdominal strength.

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parivrtta utkatasana

Parivrtta utkatasana aka revolved chair pose or revolved fierce pose. This grounding pose and twist helps to balance opposing energies rooting & rising; strengthen and ground the legs & hips; lengthen the spine; and expand the chest

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ardha uttanasana

half-standing forward fold 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 Matthews Yoga for Depression ~Amy Weintraub

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uttanasana

Uttanasana aka intense stretch pose is a forward fold. This pose helps to calm your mind; lengthen your neck, shoulder & hamstring muscles; elongate your spine; promote circulation to the upper torso & head; and activate your inner thighs.

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tadasana

Tadasana aka mountain pose is the foundation of all standing yoga poses. In some traditions this pose is called SAMASTHITI (equal-standing prayer pose). This pose offers many benefits: grounding, creates stability, tests body awareness & mental focus, improves posture & spinal alignment and facilitates breathing.

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Salute the Sun

Surya namaskara aka sun salutations is a sequence of opening yoga poses that warm up major muscle groups of the body for the remainder of asana practice. This practice helps to create mental focus, coordinate the breath with movement, invigorate the body, improve posture & coordination

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