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Sirsasana Variations - Headstand Pose

Headstand is a very tricky asana that yogis, especially beginners, should approach with caution. Performing this classic yoga pose requires you to place your forearms on the floor and clasp the hands behind your head. When you’re stable or comfortable enough in the Sirsasana (Headstand)...
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Adho Mukha Svanasana - Downward Facing Dog

Downward Facing Dog or Adho Mukha Svanasana (AH-doh MOO-kah shvah-NAHS-anna) as it is known in Sanskrit, is probably one of the most popular poses. The name translates from the Sanskrit roots as follows: Adhas: DownMukha: FaceSvana: DogAsana: PostureIt stretches the shoulders and the hips...
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Utthita Parsvakonasana - Extended Side Angle Pose

Utthita Parsvakonasana is a pose performed as part of the standing sequence in Vinyasa flow yoga. The name Utthita Parsvakonasana is derived from three Sanskrit words utthita meaning extended, parsva meaning side or flank and kona meaning angle. The name, therefore, translates to extended side...
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Warrior I Pose - Virabhadrasana I

There are three variations of the Warrior pose. These are named for a famous warrior, Virabhdra. Some people are confused by this because they believe that yogis follow a path of passivism. They are right in thinking that, but we should also remember that the Bhagavad-Gita was the dialog used by...
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Tree pose- Vrksasana

Tree pose or Vrksasana originally comes from the Sanskrit words vriksa or vriksha meaning “tree” and asana meaning “pose” or posture. Once you perform your Vrksasana standing in front of a mirror, your body should look like a human tree, beautiful, balanced and strong. This yoga pose...
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