Category: Balancing Yoga Poses

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Balancing Act

This issue’s cover model Amy Ippoliti shows us how to move from Supta Padangusthasana to Ardha Chandra Chapasana.  We give you a sneak peak here, you can find the …

Side-Reclining Leg Lift

  Side-Reclining Leg Lift: Step-by-Step Instructions Lie on the floor on your right. Press actively through your right heel, flex the ankle, and use the outside of the foot …

Warrior III Pose

    Virabhadra = the name of a fierce warrior, an incarnation of Shiva, described as having a thousand heads, a thousand eyes, and a thousand feet; wielding a …

Lord of the Dance Pose

  We’ll start with a modified version of the pose. The full pose will be described in the Variation section below. (not-ah-raj-AHS-anna) nata = actor, dancer, mime raja = …

Half Moon Pose

  The moon has a rich symbolic significance in yoga mythology. In hatha yoga, for example, the sun and the moon represent the two polar energies of the human …

Extended Hand-To-Big-Toe Pose

  Extended Hand-To-Big-Toe Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions From Tadasana, bring your left knee toward your belly. Reach your left arm inside the thigh, cross it over the front ankle, and …

Eagle Pose

(gah-rue-DAHS-anna) Garuda = the mythic “king of the birds,” the vehicle of Vishnu. The word is usually rendered into English as “eagle,” though according to one dictionary the name …

Supported Shoulderstand

  (sah-LOM-bah sar-van-GAHS-anna) salamba = with support (sa = with alamba = support) sarva = all anga = limb. There are variations of Shoulderstand that are “unsupported” = niralamba, …
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