Halasana - Plow Pose

The Halasana pose gets its name from the plow, a popular farming tool used in Indian and other cultures for preparing the land for planting. The shape of the yogi when in shape resembles the plow used in farming in ancient India and beyond. This pose is practiced in Hatha yoga. The name Halasana...
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Paschimottanasana - Seated forward bend pose

The name Paschimotanasana comes from Sanskrit, paschima meaning “back of body” and uttana meaning “straight/extended” or “intense stretch”, and asana meaning “posture”. This asana is worth spending time on if you want a nice stretch for your hamstring and give your brain a...
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Parsva Bakasana - Side Crow

Parsva Bakasana is an asana in hatha yoga that deals with arm balancing. The Sanskrit Parsva means “side,” Baka means “crane” or “crow,” while asana means “pose.” The full English name for Parsva Bakasana is side crow or side crane pose. Bakasana itself refers to the likeness of...
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Padmasana - Lotus pose

The Padmasana is a meditative pose that is performed while seated. It originates from ancient meditation practices of India. To pose in Padmasana one foot is placed on the thigh of the other. Shiva the meditating God of Hinduism and the founder of Buddhism are depicted in this position....
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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...
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