Warrior ll simplified

Warrior II is one of the most frequently recurring postures in a vinyasa class, but it can be tricky to get just right. Let's break it down into three easy steps that will allow you to get the most out of this posture.We start with step one, the base: your feet. You can either align your heels...
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Sanskrit Names of 60 Common Asanas & 10 Pranayamas

Are you lost when told to do an adho mukha svanasana? Confused by the names of the breathing exercises? Don't worry! Check out this list and you will soon recognise the Sanskrit names! Adho mukha svanasana: Downward-facing dogAdho mukha vrksasana: Handstand pose Agnistambhasana: Fire log...
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Essential Yoga Body Parts

Don't know what you're supposed to do when you're told to lift your sternum? Check this list out, and you will never hesitate on body part or muscle names again!Core: usually thought of as the abdominal muscles or the muscles in the torso, but should really be considered as all of the inner...
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50 Sanskrit Yoga Terms

Learn more about the classical yoga concepts and shape up your yoga Sanskrit!Abhyasa: practice Amrita ("immortal/immortality"): another name for the deathless Spirit (see atman) Ananda ("bliss"): the state of utter joy, which is an essential quality of the ultimate...
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Arm position - Downward facing dog

The placement of the arms during downward facing dog can be a little bit confusing for new practitioners and aswell as a experienced ones. It can vary a little bit depending on which yoga tradition your practice is based, but this is the way I find works for most students. What I...
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