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janu sirsasana

[JAH-new shear-SHAHS-anna] head-to-knee pose  BENEFITS restorative re-energizes the body aids digestion: stretches ascending and descending colon MUSCLES spinal extensors latissimus dorsi hamstrings gastrocnemius soleus PREP POSES dandasana paschimottanasana baddha konasana upavista konasana supta padangustasana uttanasana prasarita padottanasana vrksasana COUNTER POSES apanasana setu bandhasana PROCEED WITH CAUTION Listen to your body. Pushing body beyond healthy limits […]

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paschimottanasana

seated forward fold/bend lengthens spine * calming MUSCLES: gastrocnemius * hamstrings * gluteus maximus * erector spinae MODIFICATIONS: Be mindful of body alignment: bend your knees, extend through the spine & lift your chest Can’t reach feet? Use a yoga strap PROCEED WITH CAUTION: If you have problems with any intervertebral discs, be careful of all straight-leg seated forward […]

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uttanasana

[OOT-tan-AHS-anna]  intense stretch pose; forward fold calming lengthens neck, shoulders, spine & hamstrings promotes circulation to upper torso & head activates inner thighs PREP POSES: adho mukha svanasana ardha uttanasana balasana prasarita padottanasana supta padangustasana tadasana utkatasana COUNTER POSES:  apanasana balasana malasana savasana supta baddha konasana MODIFICATIONS: Lower back pain? Enter posture with bent knees […]