Half Lotus Pose (Ardha Padmasana)

Half lotus Pose, Ardha padmasana, (ara-dhah pahd-MAH-suh-nuh) ardha (half) + padma (lotus) + asana (pose) Also Known as: Half Lotus Position Pose Type: Restorative, Seated, Stretching Difficulty: Beginners Open your hips and stretch the knees in this meditative seat. Half Lotus Pose Fundamentals Stretch your lower body and find peace of mind in Half Lotus … Read more

Noose Pose (Pasasana)

Noose Pose, Pasasana, (posh-AH-suh-nuh) pasa (nose) + asana (pose) Also Known as: Rope Pose, Pasasana Pose Type: Twisting, Stretching, Strengthening, Balancing Difficulty: Advanced Form a ring with your arms and come low to the ground in this challenging spinal twist Noose Pose Fundamentals Challenge your balance, patience, and stability in this advanced spinal twist. Noose … Read more

Crescent Lunge Pose (Ashta Chandrasana)

Crescent Lunge Pose, Ashta Chandrasana, (ahh-SHTAH chahn-DRAH-suh-nuh) ashta (eight) + chandra (moon) + asana (pose) Also Known as: Dragon Flying Low, High Lunge Pose, Crescent High Lunge Pose, Crescent Moon Pose, Ashwa Sanchalanasana (Equestrian Pose) Pose Type: Flexibility, Balancing, Strengthening, Standing Difficulty: Beginner Come into this crescent lunge to stretch your hip flexors and prepare … Read more

Extended Side Angle Pose (Utthita Parsvakonasana)

Extended Side Angle Pose Utthita Parsvakonasana, (oo-TEE-tah PARZH-vuh-ko-NAHS-uh-nuh) utthita (extended) + parsva (side or flank) + kona (angle) + asana (pose) Also Known as: Warrior Angle (Virabhadra Konasana) Pose Type: Balancing, Stretching, Flexibility, Standing Difficulty: Beginner Create one long beautiful line from heel to fingertips as you give your side body a generous stretch Extended … Read more

Warrior 1 Pose (Virabhadrasana I)

Warrior 1 Pose, Virabhadrasana 1, (Vii-Ruh-Bhuh-Draa-Suh-Nuh) vira (brave) + bhadra (great/excellent) + asana (pose) Also known as: High Lunge, Knee down lunge, Crescent Lunge Pose Type: Stretching, Strengthening, Standing, Balancing Difficulty: Beginner Balance flexibility and strength in this foundational yoga pose Warrior 1 Pose Fundamentals Warrior 1 pose is the first asana in a collection … Read more