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pincha mayurasana

elbow stand or feathered peacock pose BENEFITS opens shoulders builds arm strength MUSCLES gluteus maximus spinal extensors triceps brachii NOW is the time for yoga! Yoga Sutra 1.1 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 […]

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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 Adverse events associated with this pose have been reported vertebral artery occlusion NOW is the time for yoga! Yoga Sutra 1.1 PRACTICE CHILLASANA VIDEO LINK: Stay tuned..coming soon to YouTube.  Subscribe […]

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adho mukha vrksasana

handstand BENEFITS energizing builds confidence builds attention & focus shifts perspective strengthens upper body reverses effects of gravity on spine  PREP POSES adho mukha svanasana  bidalasana chaturanga dandasana garudasana gomukhasana navasana phalakasana pincha mayurasana salamba sirsasana shishulasana tadasana urdhva dhanurasana urdhva hastasana urdhva mukha svanasana vasistasana standing splits uttitha hasta padangustasana 3-legged dog COUNTER POSES […]

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urdhva prasarita ekapadasana

standing split   BENEFITS cultivates balance shifts perspective stretches standing leg strengthens hamstrings & glutes of lifted leg MUSCLES glutes  hamstrings PREP POSES parsvottanasana  supta virasana virabhadrasana C high lunge 3-legged down-dog NOW is the time for yoga! Yoga Sutra 1.1 PRACTICE CHILLASANA VIDEO LINK: Stay tuned..coming soon to YouTube.  Subscribe to our newsletter to get updates. RESOURCES Ashtanga Yoga: […]

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halasana

plow pose  MUSCLES gastrocnemius hamstrings spinal extensors soleus trapezius triceps brachii PREP POSES adho mukha svanasana  arda uttanasana bidalasana dandasana prasarita padottanasana c salamba sarvangasana setu bandhasana uttanasana COUNTER POSES adho mukha svanasana matsyendrasana savasana viparita karani PRACTICE CHILLASANA VIDEO LINK: Stay tuned..coming soon to YouTube.  Subscribe to our newsletter to get updates. RESOURCES Ashtanga Yoga: The Practice Manual ~David […]

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adho mukha svanasana

[AH-doh MOO-kah shvah-NAHS-anna]  downward facing dog pose BENEFITS: fosters introspection & calm strengthens the upper body releases stiffness in the shoulders strengthens legs lengthens  hamstring & calf muscles strengthens ankles  PREP POSES:  anahatasana anjaneyasana ardha uttanasana bidalasana garudasana gomukhasana phalakasana  shishulasana tadasana urdhva hastasana uttanasana COUNTER POSES: apanasana balasana savasana supta parivartanasana viparita karani VARIATIONS:  […]