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Natarajasana ~ Dancer Pose

Published on March 27, 2015 by in Yoga Poses

Janná chose this pose because she  love’s the heart opening, rooting, and expansive energy that Natarajasana offers. Here are step by step instructions from Janná on how to move mindfully into Natarajasana. Start standing in Tadasana (Mountain Pose). Exhale to root through the souls of your feet feeling apana vayu; downward moving Prana. Inhale, shift your weight

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Viparita Karani, or Legs up the Wall Pose

Published on February 26, 2013 by in Yoga Poses

Jamie Carroll’s favorite Restorative Yoga Pose: “Viparita Karani, or Legs up the Wall” Sit down next to a free wall, hips sideways. Turn around and use arms to recline onto floor as you hoist hips, legs and feet to rest against the wall. (hips/buttocks touching wall). Back is flat on floor; or you may elevate

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Dancer Pose~Natarajasana

Published on October 30, 2012 by in Yoga Poses

  Frances chose Dancer’s Pose because it opens both the hips and shoulders.  She find putting this pose at the end is beneficial.  I work up to with lunges, opening the hip flexors,  twists which open the shoulders and brings core awareness. Generally, she recommend coming into another balance pose like tree before coming into

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Virabhadrasana III ~ Warrior III

Published on October 4, 2012 by in Yoga Poses

  Michelle chose Warrior 3 because of the balance, strength and confidence attained by practicing this asana. The pose strengthens the legs, back and core while improving coordination and balance. Here are step by step instructions for moving into the pose: 1)Begin in Crescent lunge (or Warrior 1), squaring hips toward the wall in front of you

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Handstand~Adho Mukha Vrksasana

Published on August 28, 2012 by in Yoga Poses

This months pose is handstand. Maraha chose this pose for a couple reasons. She love this arm balance and it’s a pose that many students ask her about. Before kicking up into Handstand Maraha recommends building upper body strength first. You can build this  support by doing some reps of Dolphin Dog to Dolphin Plank Push-ups. Then

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Legs Up The Wall ~ Viparita Karani

Published on July 20, 2012 by in Yoga Poses

This pose is a passive inversion that’s meant to relax your body and restore your body to good health. It’s known to release stiffness in the low back and legs, releave swelling below the waste, increases circulation

 
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Eagle Pose~Garudasana

Published on June 26, 2012 by in Yoga Poses

  Garudasana, Eagle Pose is one of Susan’s favorite poses. The name Garudasana is rooted in the Sanskrit garuda, “eagle” in English. Garuda is described as “The great eagle that is Vishnu’s vehicle” by Eknath Easwaran, translator of the Bhaghavad Gita. “Like the great bird, we can tap into our own personal sense of strength and focus, flexibility

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Chaturanga into Upward Facing Dog

Published on May 31, 2012 by in Yoga Poses

      Shana’s favorite pose is ever changing, but she always loves the energy, lift and heart opening of Chaturanga into Upward Facing Dog.     1. Start on hands and knees in table top, lining the wrist over the shoulders and hips over Knees. 2. Curl toes under and ift the Knees up off

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Warrior II ~ Virabhadrasana II

Published on April 29, 2012 by in Yoga Poses

This powerful standing pose builds strength in the legs and arms while opening the chest and hips.

 
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