Chair Forward Bend – Uttanasana

Chair Forward Bend – Uttanasana

Chair Forward Bend – Uttanasana OOT-tan-AHS-ahna Ut = Intense Tan = To stretch or extend Asana = Posture How to do – Knees bent – Slowly bend forward – Spine and shoulders shoulders rounding forward – Chin in toward chest Benefits –...
Chair Goddess Pose – Utkata Konasana

Chair Goddess Pose – Utkata Konasana

Chair Goddess Pose – Utkata Konasana (oot-KAH-tuh cone-AHS-uh-nuh) Utkata = fierce Kona = angle Asana = posture How to do – Legs in a wider angle with feet turned out at a slight angle – Upper arms parallel to the earth – Elbows bent at...
Chair Spinal Twist – Ardha Matsyendrasana

Chair Spinal Twist – Ardha Matsyendrasana

Chair Spinal Twist – Ardha Matsyendrasana arDHa-matsya-eendra-asana Ardha = Half Matsya = Fish Eendra = King Asana = Posture How to do – Inhale lifting up through the crown of your head lengthening your spine – Exhale twisting to one side at a time...
Downward Facing Dog – Adho Mukha Svanasana

Downward Facing Dog – Adho Mukha Svanasana

Downward Facing Dog – Adho Mukha Svanasana AH-doh MOO-kah shvah-NAHS-anna Adho = downward Mukha = face Svana = dog How to do – From table pose, curl toes under and lift hips up and back – Press hips where back wall meets the ceiling – Hands...
Half Moon Pose  -Ardha Chandrasana

Half Moon Pose -Ardha Chandrasana

Half Moon Pose -Ardha Chandrasana Ardha = Half Chandra = Glittering, shining, having the brilliancy or hue of light; usually translated as “moon” How to do – Lower hand directly under shoulder on block – Stack skyward arm on top – Move lifted leg...
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