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ustrasana

[oosh-TRAHS-anna]  camel pose Practice ustrasana (camel pose) to boost mood & increase energy. Ustrasana is a backbend and chest opener which helps to counteract the slummed posture often found in depression.  BENEFITS improves mood increases lung capacity lengthens quadricep & hamstring muscles opens shoulders & chest stimulates thymus gland strengthens back muscles    MUSCLES anterior neck […]

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matsyasana (fish pose)

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urdvha danurasana

[OORD-vah don-your-AHS- anna] wheel pose backbend    MUSCLES: hamstrings * quadriceps * gluteus maximus * psoas major * illiacus * rectus abdominus * deltoid * triceps brachii * anconeus 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 & […]

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salabhasana

[sha-la-BAHS-anna]  locust pose BENEFITS increases flexibility strengthens the arms, chest, shoulders & back opens chest increases lung capacity PRACTICE CHILLASANA VIDEO LINK: Stay tuned..coming soon to YouTube.  Subscribe to our newsletter to get updates. RESOURCES Ashtanga Yoga: The Practice Manual ~David Swenson Yoga Anatomy ~Leslie Kaminoff & Amy Matthews Yoga Sequencing ~Mark Stephens

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bhujangasana

[boo-jang-GAHS-anna]  cobra pose BENEFITS grounding strengthens rotator cuff, shoulders, arms & chest  COUNTER POSES supine twists adho mukha svanasana apanasana balasana supta baddha konasana PRACTICE CHILLASANA VIDEO LINK: Stay tuned..coming soon to YouTube.  Subscribe to our newsletter to get updates. RESOURCES Ashtanga Yoga: The Practice Manual ~David Swenson Yoga Anatomy ~Leslie Kaminoff & Amy Matthews Yoga Sequencing ~Mark Stephens

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urdhva mukha svanasana

Urdhva mukha svanasana aka upward facing dog pose or up-dog. This pose helps to open the chest; improve posture; strengthen the arms and wrists; tone the glutes; and stimulate abdominal organs