High Lunge Pose (Ashta Chandrasana)

High Lunge Pose, Ashta Chandrasana, (ahh-SHTAH chahn-DRAH-suh-nuh) ashta (eight) + chandra (moon) + asana (pose) Also Known as: Crescent High Lunge Pose, Eight Point Crescent Moon Pose, Crescent Lunge Pose Pose Type: Stretching, Strengthening, Balancing, Standing, Backbend Difficulty: Beginner Prepare for Warrior I with a High Lunge. Strengthen the legs and focus on proper alignment. … Read more

Bridge Pose (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana)

Bridge Pose, Setu Bandha Sarvangasana, (se-tuu bun-dhuh sur-vaan-gaa-suh-nuh) setu bandha (bridge joining) + sarvanga (whole body) + asana (pose) Also Known as: Kandhrasana, Setu Bandhasana Pose Type: Strengthening, Backbend, Inversion, Supine, Core Activating, Digestion Difficulty: Beginner A beginner’s backbend or a core strengthener, the Bridge Pose can offer so much depth. Take a moment to … Read more

Fish Pose (Matsyasana)

Fish Pose, Matsyasana, (maht-see-AH-suh-nuh) matysa (fish) + asana (pose) Also Known as: Back Bending Asana Pose Type: Stretching, Backbend, Inversion, Menstruation, Stress Relief, Supine Difficulty: Intermediate Give your shoulders some loving in Fish Pose. Legend has it that if you perform this pose in water, you will be able to float like a fish. Fish Pose … Read more

Reclining Hero Pose (Supta Virasana)

Reclining Hero Pose, Supta Virasana, (soup-tah veera-suh-nuh) supta (laying down or reclining) + vira (warrior) + asana (pose) Also Known as: Saddle Pose, Fixed-Firm Pose Pose Type: Stretching, Supine, Backbend, Restorative Difficulty: Advanced This pose offers a deep stretch to the thighs ankles and knees Reclining Hero Pose Fundamentals As the name suggests, Reclining Hero … Read more

Low Lunge Pose (Anjaneyasana)

Low Lunge Pose, Anjaneyasana, (aa-n-juh-ne-yaa-suh-nuh) anjaneya (son of anjana devi) + asana (pose) Also Known as: Crescent Low Lunge Pose, Dragon Flying Low Pose Type: Stretching, Backbend, Balancing Difficulty: Beginner This hip opening pose calls for proper alignment as you improve your posture and work on your balance Low Lunge Pose Fundamentals Low Lunge Pose … Read more