Dancer’s Pose (Natarajasana)

Dancer’s Pose, Natarajasana, (nuh-tuh-raa-jaa-suh-nuh) nata (dancer) + raja (king) + asana (pose) Also Known as: Dancer Pose, King Dancer Pose, Lord of the Dance Pose, Utthita Ardha Dhanurasana Pose Type: Backbend, Stretching, Strengthening, Balancing, Standing Difficulty: Intermediate Balance equal parts strength and softness as you gracefully come into this beautiful pose Dancers Pose Fundamentals Awaken … Read more

High Lunge Pose (Ashta Chandrasana)

High Lunge Pose, Ashta Chandrasana, (ahh-SHTAH chahn-DRAH-sah-nah) ashta (eight) + chandra (moon) + asana (pose) Also Known as: Dragon Flying Low, Crescent Lunge Pose, Crescent High Lunge Pose Pose Type: Flexibility, Balancing, Strengthening, Standing Difficulty: Beginner Come into this high lunge to stretch your hip flexors and prepare for Warrior I Pose high Lunge Pose … 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

Reverse Warrior Pose (Viparita Virabhadrasana)

Reverse Warrior Pose, Viparita Virabhadrasana, (VIP-uh-REE-tuh veer-uh-buh-DRAHS-uh-nuh)  viparita (reverse) + vira (brave) + bhadra (great/excellent) + asana (pose) Also Known as: Urdhva Virabhadrasana, Crescent Pose, Proud Warrior, Dancing Warrior Pose Type: Backbend, Balancing, Stretching, Strengthening, Standing Difficulty: Beginner Stretch your side body or flow through a Dancing Warrior sequence with the Reverse Warrior Pose Reverse … Read more

Standing Backbend Pose (Anuvittasana)

Sanding Backbend Pose, Anuvittasana, (AH-NEW-VEH-TAHS-ANNA) anuvitta (obtained or found) + asana (pose) Also Known as: Ardha Chakrasana (Half Wheel Pose) Pose Type: Backbend, Balancing, Stretching, Digestion, Standing Difficulty: Beginner Come into a Standing Backbend and reach your heart up to the sky. Standing Backbend Pose Fundamentals This heart-opening standing backbend is a fantastic energizing asana … Read more