Category: Strengthening Yoga Poses

Upward Plank Pose

  Upward Plank Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Sit in Dandasana (Staff Pose) with your hands several inches behind your hips and your fingers pointing forward. Bend your knees and place …

Revolved Side Angle Pose

  Since most students can’t easily keep their back heel down in this pose, a modified version will be described here with the back heel raised off the floor. …

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 …

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 …

Warrior I Pose

Virabhadra’s Pose is also known as the Warrior Pose (there are three variation of Warrior, of which this is customarily numbered I). It may seem strange to name a …

Revolved Triangle Pose

  (par-ee-vrit-tah trik-cone-AHS-anna) parivrtta = to turn around, revolve trikona = three angle or triangle Revolved Triangle Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Stand in Tadasana. With an exhalation, step or lightly …

Feathered Peacock Pose

    Feathered Peacock Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions (pin-cha my-your-AHS-anna) pinca = feather mayura = peacock Perform a modified Adho Muhka Svanasana at your yoga wall, with your palms and …

Extended Side Angle Pose

  It might be better, then, to think of Utthita Parsvakonasana as the “Extended Sides Angle Pose.” (oo-TEE-tah parsh-vah-cone-AHS-anna) utthita = extended parsva = side, flank kona = 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, …
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