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HOW TO: Gate Pose (Parighasana)

Like these How To posts?  Check out more here.  I love poses that stretch the side body so Gate Pose makes its way into my practice quite frequently. It’s also a good stretch for the hips, groin, and hamstrings. If … Continue reading

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HOW TO: Fish Pose (Matsyasana)

This back-bending pose is known for being energizing and helping make you feel refreshed.  By bringing the heart above the head it makes it easier for blood to travel to the brain, giving you a burst of energy and focus. … Continue reading

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Double Big Toe Pose (Ubhaya Padangusthasana)

This seated balancing pose is one of my favorites! Holding both of your big toes while balancing on your sitting bones can be challenging. But this pose will build strength in the core muscles and stretch and lengthen the backs … Continue reading

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HOW TO: Plow Pose (Halasana)

This variation of Shoulder Stand  provides a deep stretch to the backs of the legs and tones the abdominals.  I love this pose as a quick way to energize the mind and awaken the body.  Like any variation of Shoulder stand, … Continue reading

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HOW TO: Flamingo Pose

This advanced standing balance pose is challenging but so fun to practice.  It’s not a common yoga pose, but it challenges and improves your balance as well as strengthens the legs and core.  It’s definitely not easy though, so have … Continue reading

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HOW TO: Bridge Pose (Setu Bandhasana)

This mild backbend is one that can be enjoyed by beginners and advanced yogis alike.  It has so many benefits and is such a great way to rejuvenate the body and mind.  Just practicing this pose for a brief time … Continue reading

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HOW TO: Supported Shoulder Stand (Salamba Sarvangasana)

This mild inversion is a great way to get the benefits of inversions without the need to stand on your head.  But even though this pose is safer for the neck than headstand, it’s still an intermediate pose and requires … Continue reading

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