Category: Forward Bend Yoga Poses

Standing Split

  Standing Split: Step-by-Step Instructions Perform Virabhadrasana II (Warrior II Pose), right leg forward. Inhale and cartwheel your left arm up and over your head, creating a nice opening …

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 …

Standing Half Forward Bend

  (are-dah oot-tan-AHS-anna) ardha = half uttana = intense stretch Standing Half Forward Bend: Step-by-Step Instructions From Uttanasana (Standing Forward Bend), press your palms or fingertips into the floor …

Intense Side Stretch Pose

  (parsh-voh-tahn-AHS-anna) parsva = side, flank ut = intense tan = to stretch or extend (compare the Latin verb tendere, “to stretch or extend”) Intense Side Stretch Pose: Step-by-Step …

Extended Puppy Pose

  Extended Puppy Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Come onto all fours. See that your shoulders are above your wrists and your hips are above your knees. Walk your hands forward …

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 …

Wide-Legged Forward Bend

  (pra-sa-REE-tah pah-doh-tahn-AHS-anna) prasarita = stretched out, expanded, spread, with outstretched limbs pada = foot ut = intense tan = to stretch or extend (compare the Latin verb tendere, …

Child’s Pose

  (bah-LAHS-anna) bala = child Child’s Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Kneel on the floor. Touch your big toes together and sit on your heels, then separate your knees about as …

Head-to-Knee Forward Bend

  (JAH-new shear-SHAHS-anna) janu = knee sirsa = head Head-to-Knee Forward Bend: Step-by-Step Instructions Sit on the floor with your legs straight in front of you. Use a blanket …
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