Category: Hip Opening Yoga Poses

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 …

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 …

Noose Pose

  This position, suitable for intermediate and advanced students, is described in the Full Pose section below. First we’ll look at a simpler version of this twist, using the …

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 …

One-Legged King Pigeon Pose

  The full pose, which is suitable for intermediate students, will be described in the Full Pose section below. First we’ll practice the leg position only, which should be …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Reclining Bound Angle Pose

  (SOUP-tah BAH-dah cone-NAHS-anna) supta = lying down, reclining baddha = bound kona = angle Reclining Bound Angle Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Perform Baddha Konasana. Exhale and lower your back …
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