Caterpillar Pose, Paschimottanasana

Caterpillar Pose, Paschimottanasana, (pahs-chi-mo-TAHN-ah-sah-nuh) Paschima (back) + uttana (intense stretch) + asana (pose) Also Known as: Yin Yoga Forward Bend Pose Type: Sitting, Stretching Difficulty: Beginner Surrender and release in this comforting forward bend. Caterpillar Pose Fundamentals Caterpillar Pose is a Yin Yoga version of the seated forward bend.  In Yin yoga, the names of … Read more

Dolphin Pose (Ardha pincha mayurasana)

Dolphin Pose, Ardha pincha mayurasana, (ara-dhah pi-n-chhuh muh-uu-raa-suh-nuh) ardha (half) + pincha (feathers) + mayura (peacock) + asana (pose) Also Known as: Catur Svanasana, Quarter Dog Pose Pose Type: Inversion, Stretching, Strengthening, Balancing Difficulty: Intermediate Strengthen your arms, shoulders, and core in Dolphin Pose, or come into it in preparation for more advanced arm balances … Read more

Eye Of The Needle Pose (Sucirandhrasana)

Eye Of The Needle Pose, Sucirandhrasana, (soo-chee-rahn-dahs-anna) bhuja (shoulder or arm) + pida (pressure) + asana (pose) Also Known as: Knee to Ankle Pose, Reclining One-Legged Pigeon, Dead Pigeon Pose Pose Type: Stretching, Supine Difficulty: Beginner Release your worries and woes from the hips with this restorative hip opener. Eye Of The Needle Pose Fundamentals … Read more

Compass Pose (Parivrtta Surya Yantrasana)

Compass Pose, Parivrtta Surya Yantrasana, (Par-ee-vrt-tah SUR-yuH Yan-truh-AHS-anah) Parivrtta (revolved) + Surya (sun) + Yantra (instrument) + asana (pose) Also Known as: Revolved Sundial Pose Pose Type: Balancing, Stretching, Seated Difficulty: Advanced This deep hip opener will challenge your flexibility in a whole new way. Compass Pose Fundamentals Compass Pose is a challenging yoga asana, … Read more

Side Reclining Leg Lift (Anantasana)

Side-Reclining Leg Lift, Anantasana, (ah-nahn-TAH-suh-nuh) ananta (without end) + asana (pose) Also Known as: Vishnuasana, Vishnu Pose, Sleeping Vishnu Pose Pose Type: Balancing, Stretching Difficulty: Intermediate Give the backs of your legs a deep stretch as you tone your core and stretch your side body. Side-Reclining Leg Lift Fundamentals Open your side body and enjoy … Read more