Nicklas Johansson

Co-Founder Yogateket and studio owner of Hot Yoga Uppsala

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Savasana - Dead body pose

Sanskrit words shava (शव, Śava) meaning "corpse" and asana (आसन, Āsana) meaning "posture" or "seat."It is a posture that simulates a dead body, and its meaning is relaxation therefore recuperation. It is not just laying down on the yoga mat with fluctuations of the mind nor is it...
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How to do Kumbhaka Pranayama - Full Breath Retention

Kumbhaka pranayama is one of the traditional pranayama's breathing exercises of Hatha yoga. Kumbhaka (kuhm-BAH-kah) is Sanskrit word that means pot. This is not just any pot but the human torso as seen as a pot with two interiors (one at the throat and the other at the base of the...
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The System of Bikram Yoga Poses

Bikram's Beginning Yoga Class The sequence of the Bikram yoga poses sometimes referred to as the 26+2, is a system of hatha yoga poses and was created sometime in the early seventies by Bikram Choudhury. The 26 postures are picked from the classic 84+2 series that has 84 postures and often...
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Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series

Ashtanga Primary Series  Yoga Chikitsa (योग चिकित्सा, Yoga Cikitsā) is the Sanskrit (संक्सृत्, Saṁksr̥t) name for the primary series sequence and it can be translated as Yoga Therapy. The benefits of Ashtanga yoga primary series is...
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