Scorpion Pose (Vrischikasana)

Scorpion Pose, Vrischikasana, (vrchik-SHAH-sah-nah.) vrschika (scorpion) + asana (pose) Also Known as: Forearm Balance, Vrschikasana, Ganda Bherundasana Pose Type: Balancing, Strengthening, Inversions Difficulty: Advanced This pose is only for the advanced yogi – it combines a challenging arm balance with a deep back bend. Scorpion Pose Fundamentals Scorpion Pose is an advanced arm balance and … Read more

Flying Crow Pose (Eka Pada Galavasana)

Flying Crow Pose, Sanskrit: Eka Pada Galavasana, (eh-kah pah-dah gah-lah-VAHS-anna) eka (one) + pada (foot) + Galava (name of a sage)+ asana (pose) Also Known as: Flying Crow Pose, Flying Pigeon Pose, Eka Pada Bakasana, One-Legged Crow Pose Pose Type: Balancing, Strengthening, Inversion Difficulty: Advanced Add a new challenge to your arm balance practice with … Read more

Frog Pose, Bhekasana

Frog Pose, Bhekasana, (bhek-AHS-anna) Bheka (pose) + asana (pose) Pose Type: Stretching Difficulty: Advanced Explore your limits and challenge your flexibility in a new way with this frog-shaped pose. Bhekasana Fundamentals Bhekasana is a reclined asana which translates to frog pose, as the body resembles the shape of a frog. Mandukasana is another pose named … Read more

Caterpillar Pose, Paschimottanasana

Caterpillar Pose, Paschimottanasana, (pahs-chi-mo-TAHN-ah-sah-nuh) Paschima (back) + uttana (intense stretch) + asana (pose) Also Known as: Yin Yoga Forward Bend Pose Type: Sitting, Stretching Difficulty: Beginner Surrender and release in this comforting forward bend. Caterpillar Pose Fundamentals Caterpillar Pose is a Yin Yoga version of the seated forward bend.  In Yin yoga, the names of … Read more

Eight Angle Pose (Astavakrasana)

Eight Angle Pose, Astavakrasana, (ahsh-tah-vah-krah-suh-nuh) asta (eight) + vakra (curved) + asana (pose) Also Known as: Ashtavakrasana Pose Type: Stretching, Strengthening, Balancing, Twisting, Seated Difficulty: Advanced This challenging arm balance is a celebration of your commitment to your practice Eight Angle Pose Fundamentals Eight Angle Pose is a great introduction to arm balancing poses. Although … Read more