Dragonfly Pose (Maksikanagasana)

Dragonfly Pose, Maksikanagasana (mak-si-kan-a-ga-sunuh) Maksika (fly, bee) + naga (snake) + asana (pose) Also Known as: Parsva Bhuja Dandasana, Hummingbird Pose, Grasshopper Pose Pose Type: Balancing, Strengthening, Stretching Difficulty: Advanced Challenge your concentration and strength with this unique arm balance. Dragonfly Pose Fundamentals Dragonfly Pose is an unusual arm balance and a twist. It is … Read more

Chin Stand (Ganda Bherundasana)

Chin Stand, Ganda Bherundasana, (gun-da bee-ru-dasana) Ganda (cheek or face) + Bherunda (intense/powerful) + asana (pose) Also Known as: Formidable Face Pose Pose Type: Balancing, Strengthening, Inversion Difficulty: Advanced Awaken your inner acrobat and work on your discipline and patience with this intense arm balance. Chin Stand Fundamentals Literally translated to “formidable face pose”, Chin … Read more

Sage Koundinya’s Pose (Eka Pada Koundinyasana 1)

Sage Koundinya’s Pose, Eka Pada Koundinyasana 1, (EY-kuh Pah-duh kown-din-YAHS-ah-nuh) eka (one) + pada (foot) + koudinya (a sage) + asana (pose) Also Known as: One Foot Sage Pose Pose Type: Balancing, Strengthening Difficulty: Advanced Balance, twist and play on the mat with this interesting arm balance pose. Eka Pada Koundinyasana 1 Fundamentals If you … Read more

Tortoise Pose (Kurmasana)

Tortoise Pose, Kurmasana, (Ker-Mas-an-AH) Kurma (turtle/tortoise) + asana (pose) Also Known as: Turtle Pose Pose Type: Stretching, Seated Difficulty: Advanced Release, surrender and turn inward with Tortoise Pose Tortoise Pose Fundamentals Tortoise Pose is a deep leg opening pose that is often a part of Ashtanga, Iyengar, and Hatha yoga. It requires open hips, thighs, … Read more

Ragdoll Pose (Baddha Hasta Uttanasana)

Ragdoll Pose, Baddha Hasta Uttanasana, (BAH-dah hah-stah OOT-tan-AHS-anna) Baddha (bound) + hasta (hand) + ut (intense) + tan ( stretch)+ asana (pose) Also Known as: Dangling Pose Pose Type: Standing, Stretching Difficulty: Beginner Let everything go and surrender to earth in this nourishing forward fold. Ragdoll Pose Fundamentals Ragdoll Pose is a more passive variation of … Read more