pinterest

Padangusthasana - Big Toe Pose

The Padangusthasana is an asana of the Ashtanga yoga tradition that is done while standing. The pose is very good for stretching many muscles of the body and ideal for people with flat feet. The name Padangusthasana is derived from the Sanskrit pada which means foot, angustha which means thumb...
Posted on

Padahastasana - Hand to Feet Pose

Padahastasana is a stretch pose that uses the strength of the body to stretch. The yogi uses the upper body strength to pull the body and put it in a stretch. Padahastasana is derived from the Sanskrit names pada which means foot, hasta which means hand and asana meaning pose. Padahastasana,...
Posted on

Matsyasana - Fish pose

Matsyasana (mot-see-AHS-anna) is derived from the Sanskrit Matsya meaning fish and asana meaning posture. It, therefore, translates to Fish pose in English. Also, when done the yogi resembles a fish. It is believed that if you perform this pose while on water it will make your float. However,...
Posted on

Malasana - Garland pose

Malasana pronounced as mahanaim-LAHS-anna is derived from two Sanskrit words mala which means garland or rosary and asana which means pose. This pose, therefore, is known to be a restorative pose that helps the yogi to restore aspects that may have been lost in their spirituality of physical...
Posted on

Lolasana - Pendant pose

Lolasana (pronounced as low-LA-suh-nuh) Is an arm balancing pose that is known for developing upper strength. This pose is not for the faint of heart and requires people with already strong wrists. The name Lolasana comes from two Sanskrit words lol meaning to dangle or swing and asana meaning...
Posted on