Half Frog Pose (Ardha Bhekasana)

Half Frog Pose, Ardha Bhekasana, (aar-dhah bhe-kaa-suh-nuh) ardha (half) + bheka (frog) + asana (pose) Also Known as: Eka Pada Bhekasana Pose Type: Stretching, Backbend Difficulty: Beginner Invite a deep stretch into your quads and build a strong spine with Half Frog Pose Half Frog Pose Fundamentals Half Frog Pose is a supine backbend and … Read more

Swan Pose (Ardha Kapotasana)

Swan Pose, Kapotasana, (KAH-POH-TAHS-ANNA)) kapo (pigeon) + asana (pose) Also Known as: Pigeon Pose Pose Type: Stretching, Restorative, Backbends Difficulty: Beginner Release the deep tissues of the hips and lower back in this relaxing Yin Yoga Pose. Swan Pose Fundamentals Feel a deep release in the hips and lower back, and learn to surrender in … Read more

Upward Plank Pose (Purvottanasana)

Upward Plank Pose, Purvottanasana, (purr-vo-tahn-AH-suh-nuh) purva (east) + ut tan (intense stretch) + asana (pose) Also Known as: Inclined Plank Pose, Inverted Plank Pose Type: Stretching, Strengthening, Inversions, Balancing, Backbend, Core Activating Difficulty: Intermediate Stretch through your front body and open your chest up to the sky in Upward Plank Pose. Upward Plank Pose Fundamentals … Read more

Wheel Pose (Chakrasana)

Wheel Pose, Chakrasana, (CHAAH-kraa-suh-nuh) chakra (wheel) + asana (pose) Also Known as: Urdhva Dhanurasana Pose Type: Stretching, Strengthening, Inversions, Backbend, Balancing Difficulty: Advanced This intense backbend will strengthen your spine, arms, and legs, as you push off from the earth. Wheel Pose Fundamentals Learn to surrender and find alignment in this intense back bend. Wheel Pose … Read more

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