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Urdhva Dhanurasana - Upward Bow pose

Urdhva Dhanurasana is a Sanskriti name which when broken down it means "upward bow pose." The posture makes the spine to bend backward like a bow, thus the names upward bow, or full wheel pose. The pose has many health benefits such as heart and nervous system stimulation as well as mental...
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Upavistha Konasana - Wide-Angle Seated Forward Bend Pose

The name Upavistha Konasana originates from the Sanskrit language where ‘Upavistha’ translates to mean ‘sitting,' ‘Kona’ is ‘angled’ and ‘asana’ means ‘posture.' The beauty in yoga is the healing and strengthening benefits you can get with simple postures. Upavstha konasana...
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Dandayamana Janushirasana - Standing Head to Knee Pose

The Standing Head-to-Knee Pose is the fifth pose in Bikram Yoga. The pose is known also by the Sanskrit name Dandayamana Janushirasana. The pose might look simple but to be able to balance requires activation of multiple muscle groups which also helps to improve the focus and concentration of...
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Salabhasana - Locust Pose

Salabhasana belongs to a group of asanas called the “baby backbends.” Its Sanskrit name, salabha means “grasshopper” or “locust.” Also called the Locust Pose, Salabhasana is a seemingly simple pose that is more challenging and interesting than it appears on the surface. Step by...
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Hip Flexor / Psoas and Yoga

Introduction to psoas and yoga“Psoas” is Greek for “muscle of loin.” The psoas consists of three muscles, namely:The psoas majorThe psoas minor, and The iliacusThe psoas major is the largest of these muscles, and the psoas minor is the smallest. Interestingly, around half the...
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