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The torso and legs represent the body of the bow, and the arms the string.
For this pose you can pad your knees and shins with a thickly folded blanket.
Cow Pose is an easy, gentle way to warm up the spine.
It is said that if you perform this pose in water, you will be able to float like a fish.
Invigorates your body and gives your spirits a lift. An extremely deep backbend appropriate for advanced practitioners only.
Nataraja is another name for Shiva. His dance symbolizes cosmic energy.
Nowadays we simply shoo pigeons away from our public gathering places. But in Vedic times, 3,000 years ago, the pigeon was a bird of ill omen, the messenger of the goddess Nirriti, a personification of misfortune, misery, and death.
Strengthens the arms, legs, abdomen, and spine, and gives a boost of energy.
Upward-Facing Dog will challenge you to lift and open your chest.
Calms the brain and rejuvenates tired legs.
This posture promotes flexibility in the spine and encourages the chest to open.
This pose is also commonly called Forearm or Elbow Balance.
This pose is more than a backbend; it opens the shoulders, chest, and thighs all at once.
An effective means for strengthening the back of the torso, legs, and arms in preparation for the deeper backbends.
Deep backbend that puffs the chest, making a yogi resemble a pigeon.
Sphinx Pose is the infant of backbends. It can be practiced with either an active or passive approach.
Can you practice Wheel with straight arms and Headstand without strain? Then, you're ready.
One poetic translation of this pose means "the ecstatic unfolding of the enraptured heart."
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