Wide Angle Seated Forward Bend (Upavistha Konasana)

Wide Angle Seated Forward Bend, Upavistha Konasana, (oo-pah-VEESH-tah cone-AHS-ah-nah) upaviṣṭa (open) + koṇa (angle) + āsana (pose) Also Known as: Forward Straddle Pose, Hastapadasana Pose Type: Stretching, Seated, Restorative Difficulty: Intermediate Tap into the breath as you edge closer to the earth in this forward bend. Wide Angle Seated Forward Bend Pose Fundamentals Wide Angle … Read more

Extended Puppy Pose (Uttana Shishosana)

Puppy Pose, Uttana Shishosana, (oo-TAHN-nah shee-SHO-suh-nuh) uttana (intense) + shisho (puppy) + asana (pose) Also Known as: Half Dog Pose, Anahatasana, Extended Puppy Pose Pose Type: Inversion, Stretching, Stress Relief, Backbend Difficulty: Beginner Soothe the mind and lengthen and decompress the spine in Puppy Pose Puppy Pose Fundamentals Have you been carrying a heavy heart … Read more

Crane (Crow) Pose (Bakasana)

Crane (Crow) Pose, Bakasana, (bah-KAH-suh-nuh) baka (crane) + asana (pose) Also Known as: Frog Stand, Kakasana, Crane Pose, Crow Pose Pose Type: Balancing, Strengthening Difficulty: Intermediate This compact arm balance requires lazer sharp focus and concentration, and engaged abs Crane (Crow) Pose Fundamentals Bakasana, Crane (Crow) pose, is a challenging arm balance that can seem … Read more

Bharadvaja’s Twist (Bharadvajasana)

Bharadvaja’s Twist, Bharadvajasana, (bhuh-ruhd-vaa-jaa-suh-nuh) bharadvaja (sage/risi bharadvaja) + asana (pose) Also Known as: Torso Stretch Pose Pose Type: Twisting, Seated, Digestion, Menstruation Difficulty: Beginner Increase your spinal awareness and strengthen and stimulate your spine, neck, and shoulders in this seated twist Bharadvaja’s Twist Pose Fundamentals This seated twist may not be as popular as other … Read more

Heron Pose (Krauncasana)

Heron Pose, Krauncasana, (kr-un-chaa-suh-nuh) kraunca (heron / curlew like bird) + asana (pose) Also Known as: Krounchasana Pose Type: Stretching, Core Activating, Balancing Difficulty: Advanced This intense hamstring stretch will come as a result of a cultivated practice. Be patient with your body. Heron Pose Fundamentals Named after the proud heron bird, this powerful pose … Read more