Shoulder Stand Pose (Salamba Sarvangasana)

Shoulder Stand Pose, Salamba Sarvangasana, (saa-lum-buh suh-rvaa-ngaa-suh-nuh) sa (with) + alamba (support) + sarva (all) + anga (limb) + asana (pose) Also Known as: Supported Shoulderstand, Kandrasana Pose Type: Inversion, Stretching, Strengthening, Balancing Difficulty: Intermediate Challenge gravity as you come into this beginner’s inversion shoulder stand Pose Fundamentals This pose can look intimidating to budding … Read more

Half Moon Pose (Ardha Chandrasana)

Half Moon Pose Ardha Chandrasana, (are-dah chan-DRAHS-anna) ardha (half) + chandra (moon or luminous) + asana (pose) Also Known as: Half Moon Bow, Sugar Cane Pose  Pose Type: Inversions, Strengthening, Balancing, Stretching Difficulty: Intermediate Challenge your balance and prepare for liftoff in Half Moon Pose Half Moon Pose Fundamentals Half Moon Pose asks for you … Read more

Crescent Lunge Pose (Anjaneyasana)

Crescent Lunge Pose, Anjaneyasana, (AHN-jah-nay-AHS-uh-nuh) anjaneya (praise or salutation) + asana (pose) Also Known as: Dragon Flying Low, Crescent Low 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 Crescent Lunge Pose Fundamentals Crescent Lunge is the perfect … Read more

Knee To Elbow Plank Pose (Phalakasana)

Knee To Elbow Plank Pose Phalakasana, (pha-lah-ka-suh-nuh) phalaka (plank or kumbhak = breath retention) + asana (pose) Also Known as: Knee-to-elbow kicks, Spiderman Plank, Full Plank with Knee to Elbow, Knee To Elbow Same Side Pose Type: Balancing, Strengthening, Core Activating Difficulty: Intermediate Light a fire in your core and tap into your inner strength … Read more

Knees Chest Chin Pose (Ashtanga Namaskara)

Knees Chest Chin Pose, Ashtanga Namaskara, (ash-TAHN-gaa nah-muh-SKAR-uh) ashta (eight) + anga (part or limb) + namaskara (bowing or geeting) Also Known as: Salute with eight limbs, Eight Limbed, Ashtangasana, Salutation with Eight Limbs Pose Type: Strengthening, Backbends Difficulty: Beginner Part of the classical Hatha Sun Salutation, Knees Chest Chin Pose is not just an … Read more