Marichyasana III, a seated twist, helps with spine mobility and strengthening your back muscles.
Prasarita Padottanasana, a forward bend, offers relief to your chest, legs and head.
Work consciously to ground through your hands and feet in Parsvottanasana to encourage balance and body awareness—and help inspire confidence.
Just as it’s essential for archers to know how to string their bows, it’s important for yogis to learn how to properly engage their bodies in Bow Pose.
If you're notoriously bad at relaxing, these calming poses will help you release *everything.*
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Chaturanga Dandasana is not merely a push-up. This pivotal yoga pose is instrumental to your practice—and requires you to summon strength throughout your body.
No more awkwardly waiting in Child's Pose while everyone else in class makes their way through warmups.
The Danish word describes a feeling of soothing comfort. And who doesn't want more of that in their practice?
Tap into your inner fire to find the balance, flexibility, and playfulness needed for this challenging posture.
The steadiness you'll gain in this practice will connect you to all aspects of your core—beyond just your muscles.
Release your tension and relax with these grounding practices.
Your body will thank you.
Goodbye, stress. Hello, peace.
This is the prop you didn't know you needed.
Suddenly, your practice just became a lot stronger (literally).
The hair might steal the show in this scroll-stopping posture, but hidden underneath is the demanding—and rewarding—One-Armed Handstand.
An arm balance targeting full-body strength, Purvottanasana is the ideal counterpose to the countless Chaturangas you've done in your lifetime.
Ever feel as airy and unstable as leaves swirling in the wind? That's your vata dosha out of balance. This slow yoga practice will help settle your energy and bring you back to calm.
We promise you'll feel the burn.
Are certain poses a pain in your… wrist? Try these alternative asanas.
We know you'll try anything to get through your period. Add these practices to the list.
Take care of your reproductive organs with this practice.
One of the most basic yoga poses can remind you that handling the stress and anxiety of everyday life doesn't have to require effort.
All the poses, transitions, and anatomy know-how you need for your most successful attempt yet—whether you're taking class or teaching it.
If you still cross your legs when you sneeze or situate your mat at the back of class "just in case," you can do more than just Kegels to recover.
And yes, tons of planks are included.
Build the forearm strength you need for Salamba Sirsasana in this practice.
Being upside down can shift how we view the world—literally and figuratively.