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Calms the brain and rejuvenates tired legs.
Can't see the cow face? Notice that the crossed legs look like the lips. The bent-elbow arms, one up and one down, are the ears.
A nice shoulder-opening. Also strengthens the core, arms, and legs.
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.
The alignment in Handstand is exactly the same as it is in Mountain, the only difference being in the position of the arms.
There's no agreed-upon Sanskrit name for this pose, though some schools of yoga call it the Ashva Sanchalanasana, or Horse Rider's Pose.
Modern yogis agree that Viparita Karani may have the power to cure whatever ails you.
Jalandhara Bandha is one of three important "bonds" for pranayama breath retention, the other two being Mula and Uddiyana.
For this pose you can pad your knees and shins with a thickly folded blanket.
A modification of Plank Pose, Dolphin Plank Pose strengthens and tones the core, thighs, and arms.
Triangle Pose is the quintessential standing pose in many styles of yoga.
It is said that if you perform this pose in water, you will be able to float like a fish.
Highly effective strengthener for the legs and ankles.
This pose gently brings a greater awareness to the hip joints.
Invigorates your body and gives your spirits a lift. An extremely deep backbend appropriate for advanced practitioners only.
An effective means for strengthening the back of the torso, legs, and arms in preparation for the deeper backbends.
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.
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