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Sasangasana - Rabbit Pose

Sasangasana is an entry-level yoga pose whose name comes from the resemblance of the posture to the spine of a rabbit. Also called Hare Pose, Shasangasana, Shashankasana, or Rabbit Pose, Sasangasana’s Sanskrit names are Sasanga (meaning “rabbit”) and asana (meaning “posture”). Have you...
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Supta Vajrasana - Fixed-Firm Pose

For some people, Supta Vajrasana might seem like torture. However, others consider it a breeze. Also called Fixed-Firm Pose, Supta Vajrasana is a reminder of the different bodies, capabilities, and injuries that various people have. While some can easily slide into the posture, others feel pain...
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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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