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supta padangustasana

reclining hand-to-big-toe pose BENEFITS: stretches & tones hamstrings strengthens abdominal muscles increases circulation in digestive system prepares body for sitting, kneeling & standing postures MODIFICATIONS: Tight hamstrings?  Use a yoga strap looped around the instep of the foot of your lifted leg. Restorative: Practice pose with hips at a doorframe with 1 leg in the hall […]

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vrksasana

[vrik-SHAHS-anna] tree pose BENEFITS grounding centering improves balance, focus & concentration increases stability increases flexibility in hips & groin strengthens leg muscles MODIFICATIONS Trouble balancing?   Use wall for support  Keep toes touching the floor PROCEED WITH CAUTION Do not turn out the foot on the standing & supporting leg because this will misalign the supporting […]

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anjaneyasana

low lunge  BENEFITS lengthens spine opens chest, back & shoulders stretches hip flexors & quadriceps PREP POSES adho mukha svanasana anahatasana apanasana ardha uttanasana bhujangasana bidalasana urdhva hastasana urdhva mukha svanasana utkatasana uttanasana COUNTER POSES adho mukha svanasana  balasana uttanasana NOW is the time for yoga! YOGA SUTRA 1.1 PRACTICE CHILLASANA VIDEO LINK:  Stay tuned..coming soon […]

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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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tadasana

[tah-DAHS-anna]  mountain pose grounding foundation for all standing postures creates stability tests awareness & focus improves posture & spinal alignment facilitates breathing  MODIFICATIONS: Low-back pain? Wide pelvis? Widen your stance to distribute weight & promote stability & balance. Having trouble maintaining a neutral spine? Bring your hands to the side of your waist, your transverse abdominis. Use […]