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Eka Pada Rajakapotasana - One-Legged King Pigeon Pose

Eka Pada Rajakapotasana (pronounced as aa-KAH pah-DAH rah-JAH-cop-poh-TAHS-anna) is derived from the Sanskrit eka meaning one, pada meaning foot or leg, raja meaning king, kapota meaning pigeon and asana meaning pose. It, therefore, translates to the One-legged king pigeon pose in English. It is...
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Dhanurasana - Bow Pose

The Dhanurasana pose reminds us to have balance in life just like the bow. Too much tension in the string of the bow and it might snap or too little and the bow cannot be used. The name Dhanurasana is derived from the Sanskrit words Dhanu meaning bow and asana meaning posture. It, therefore,...
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Bhujangasana - Cobra Pose

Bhujangasana is back bending asana that is practiced as part of the hatha yoga. The name Bhujangasana is derived from the Sanskrit words Bhujanga meaning snake or cobra, and asana meaning posture. It, therefore, translates to the cobra pose. It is performed as a cycle of asanas in the Surya...
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Ananda - Bliss

Ananda is a Sanskrit word which means ‘Bliss.’ It’s used in many contexts and is perhaps best known for being the name of one of Buddha’s disciples. This man was said to have the best memory for remembering his teachings. The name also appears in the famous Paramahansa Yogananda and is...
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Ardha Matsyendrasana - Spine Twisting Pose

This pose is believed to have come from a fish that was blessed by Shiva after he realized that it had learned yoga after listening to him explain yoga to Parvati. The tale has it that the fish remained motionless the entire time. After it was blessed by Shiva as Matsyendrasana, lord of fishes,...
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