Category: Seated Yoga Poses

Revolved Head-to-Knee Pose

  parivrtta = revolved janu = knee sirsa = head Revolved Side Angle Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Sit on the floor with your torso upright and your legs wide. Bend …

Pose Dedicated to the Sage Marichi I

Marichi is the great-grandfather of Manu (“man, thinking, intelligent”), the Vedic Adam, and the “father” of humanity. (mar-ee-chee-AHS-anna)Marichi = literally a ray of light. Pose Dedicated to the Sage …

Marichi’s Pose

  (mar-ee-chee-AHS-anna) Marichi = literally means a ray of light (of the sun or moon). Marichi is the son of Brahma and chief of the Maruts (“shining ones”), the …

Monkey Pose

  (hah-new-mahn-AHS-anna) “It was the greatest leap ever taken. The speed of Hanuman’s jump pulled blossoms and flowers into the air after him and they fell like little stars …

Heron Pose

  Vyasa, Patanjali’s oldest extant commentator, mentions this pose, though he doesn’t describe how to do it: “The curlew and other seats may be understood by actually seeing a …

Fire Log Pose

  Fire Log Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Sit on one edge of a thickly-folded blanket, knees bent, feet on the floor. Lightly shrug your shoulders up, strongly roll the heads …

Easy Pose

  Easy Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Fold a thick blanket or two into a firm support about six inches high. Sit close to one edge of this support and stretch …

Wide-Angle Seated Forward Bend

  Wide-Angle Seated Forward Bend: Step-by-Step Instructions Sit in Dandasana (Staff Pose), then lean your torso back slightly on your hands and lift and open your legs to an angle …

Half Lord of the Fishes Pose

  (ARE-dah MOT-see-en-DRAHS-anna) ardha = half Matsyendra = king of the fish (matsya = fish indra = ruler), a legendary teacher of yoga Half Lord of the Fishes Pose: …
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