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This arm balance requires more core strength than arm strength.
Abdominal and deep hip flexor strengthener, requires you to balance on the tripod of your sitting bones and tailbone.
The torso is curved to the side over the straightened leg.
This twist energizes the spine and stimulates the digestive fire.
The alignment in Handstand is exactly the same as it is in Mountain, the only difference being in the position of the arms.
This beginner variation is done with the hands on the floor.
Nataraja is another name for Shiva. His dance symbolizes cosmic energy.
Marichi's Pose is sometimes called the Sage's Pose.
Plank Pose is a good precursor to more challenging arm balances.
It is said that if you perform this pose in water, you will be able to float like a fish.
This pose stretches the ankles, groin, and back torso. If your heels don't reach the floor, rest them on a folded blanket.
This pose is more than a backbend; it opens the shoulders, chest, and thighs all at once.
Highly effective strengthener for the legs and ankles.
A forward bend for all levels of students, Janu Sirsasana is also a spinal twist.
Invigorates your body and gives your spirits a lift. An extremely deep backbend appropriate for advanced practitioners only.
The ultimate yoga pose, Padmasana requires open hips and consistent practice.
In the full pose the arms are wrapped around the squatting legs and the hands are clasped behind the back, forming a "noose."
Plow Pose reduces backache and can help you get to sleep.
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