Reclined Twist Pose (Supta Matsyendrasana)

Reclined Twist Pose, Supta Matsyendrasana, (SOOP-tah MAHT-see-en-DRAH-suh-nuh) supta (supine) + matsyendra (lord of the fish) + asana (pose) Also Known as: Reclined Spinal Twist, Supine Spinal Twist, Belly Twist, Jathara Parivrtti Pose Type: Supine, Twisting, Stress Relief, Back Pain, Menstruation, Restorative Difficulty: Beginner Decompress and rinse off life’s stresses in a Reclined Twist Pose reclined … Read more

Bound Angle Pose (Baddha Konasana)

Bound Angle Pose, Baddha Konasana, (buh-ddh-ko-naa-suh-nuh) buddha (bound) + kona (angle) + asana (pose) Also Known as: Cobbler Pose, Butterfly Pose, Baddha Konasana, Bhadrasana Pose Type: Stretching, Seated, Sciatica, Restorative, Pregnancy Difficulty: Beginner Open your hips and stretch your inner thigh muscles with Bound Angle Pose bound angle pose Fundamentals Open the hips, release emotions … Read more

Seated Side Bend Pose (Parsva Sukhasana)

Seated Side Stretch Pose, Parsva Sukhasana, (PA-AAr-svA SOOkas-ana) sukha (easy or pleasant) + asana (pose) Also Known as: Seated Side Body Stretch, Seated Side Stretch Pose Type: Twisting, Stretching, Seated, Restorative Difficulty: Beginner Give your side body a generous stretch and open your chest in Seated Side Stretch seated side Bend Pose Fundamentals Activate your … Read more

Seated Forward Bend Pose (Paschimottanasana)

Seated Forward Bend Pose, Paschimottanasana, (puh-sh-chi-mo-ttaa-naa-suh-nuh) paschimma (westerly/behind after) + uttana (stretched) + asana (pose) Also Known as: Paschimottanasana, Seated Forward Fold Pose, Entire Back Stretch Pose, West Stretch Pose Pose Type: Stretching, Seated, Restorative Difficulty: Beginner Tune into your breath and use gravity to your advantage as you deepen into a Seated Forward Bend- … Read more

Half Happy Baby Pose (Ardha Ananda Balasana)

Half Happy Baby Pose, Ardha Ananda Balasana, (ar-dhah ah-NAHN-dah bah-LAH-sah-nah) ardha (half) + ananda (happy) + bala (child) + asana (pose) Also Known as: ardha ananda balasana Pose Type: Stretching, Supine, Stress Relieving, Back Pain, Restorative, Inversions Difficulty: Beginner Alleviate your tight hips in Half Happy Baby Pose half happy baby Pose Fundamentals Release pent-up … Read more