Forward Bend – Uttanasana

Forward Bend – Uttanasana

Forward Bend – Uttanasana OOT-tan-AHS-ahna Ut = Intense Tan = To stretch or extend Asana = Posture How to do – Exhale and bend forward from the hip joints, not from the waist – Knees can be bent or straight – Crown of the head dropping toward...
Half Forward Bend – Ardha Uttanasana

Half Forward Bend – Ardha Uttanasana

Half Forward Bend – Ardha Uttanasana Ardha OOT-tan-AHS-ahna Ardha = Half Ut = Intense Tan = To stretch or extend Asana = Posture How to do – Exhale and bend forward from the hip joints, not from the waist – Knees can be bent or straight – Stop...
Pigeon Pose – Eka Pada Rajakapotasana

Pigeon Pose – Eka Pada Rajakapotasana

Pigeon Pose – Eka Pada Rajakapotasana EKK-uh PAHD-uh RAH-juh-KA-poh-TAHS-uh-nuh Eka = One Pada = Foot Raja = King Kapota = Pigeon Asana = Posture How to do – From table pose, stretch your right leg out behind you, and bend your left knee so that your left...
Gate Pose – Parighasana

Gate Pose – Parighasana

Gate Pose – Parighasana par-ee-GOSS-anna Parigha = An iron bar or beam used for locking or shutting a gate Asana = Posture How to do – Come into an upright kneeling position with the hips over the knees (Place a blanket under your knees if they are...
One Legged Standing Balance – Pranamasana

One Legged Standing Balance – Pranamasana

One Legged Standing Balance – Pranamasana How to do – Standing in Mountain Pose find your Drishti (focal point) – Shift weight to one leg – Engage standing hip – Lift opposite knee in the direction of parallel Benefits – Strengthens...
Happy Baby Pose – Ananda Balasana

Happy Baby Pose – Ananda Balasana

Happy Baby Pose – Ananda Balasana AH-nahn-dah-BAHL-ahs-ahna Ananda = Blissful Bala = Baby How to do – Start on your back with your knees drawn in towards your chest. – Grab hold of your feet with your hands. Ensure your arms are in front of...
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