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

Bharadvaja’s Twist (Bharadvajasana)

Bharadvaja’s Twist, Bharadvajasana, (bhuh-ruhd-vaa-jaa-suh-nuh) bharadvaja (sage/risi bharadvaja) + asana (pose) Also Known as: Torso Stretch Pose Pose Type: Twisting, Seated, Digestion, Menstruation Difficulty: Beginner Increase your spinal awareness and strengthen and stimulate your spine, neck, and shoulders in this seated twist Bharadvaja’s Twist Pose Fundamentals This seated twist may not be as popular as other … Read more

Head-To-Knee Pose (Janu Sirsasana)

Head-To-Knee Pose (Janu Sirsasana), (jaa-nu-shee-r-shee-suh-nuh) janu (knee) + sirsa (head) + asana (pose) Also Known as: Seated head to knee pose Pose Type: Stretching, Seated, Stress Relief, Restorative, Menstruation Difficulty: Beginner Twist your spine and lengthen the backs of your legs with a calming Head To Knee Pose Head-To-Knee Pose Fundamentals Head-To-Knee pose is a … Read more

Garland Pose (Malasana)

Garland Pose, Malasana, (muh-laa-suh-nuh) mala (impurity or dirt) + asana (pose) Also Known as: Squat Pose, Sitting Down Pose, Wide Squat Pose, Yogi Squat Pose Type: Stretching, Menstruation, Pregnancy Difficulty: Beginner This deep squat will provide a fantastic stretch to the ankles, groins, and lower back. This pose is not a competition- let gravity guide … Read more

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