Asana of the Month: Kandharasana

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Kandharasana – Shoulder Pose Sanskrit: Kandha – Shoulder, Asana – Pose Unsurprisingly the shoulder plays an important role in the shoulder pose. Almost the entire body weight lies on the shoulders. The chest and heart region is completely opened. In addition, the neck, hips, and thighs are stretched deeply. Level: Beginner Duration: 30-60 seconds Repetition: […]

Asana of the Month: Balasana

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Balasana – child pose Sanskrit: Bala – child, asana – pose This asana mimics the position of the fetus in the womb. Balasana is a relaxing pose. In addition, it is practiced as a counter-pose to many other asanas within a sequence. Level: Beginner Duration: 1-3 minutes Repetition: none Stretches: hip, thighs, ankles Strengthens: back, […]

Asana of the Month: Eka Pada Pranamasana

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Eka Pada Pranamasana – One-legged prayer pose Sanskrit: Eka – one, Pada – foot, Pranama – salutation, Asana – pose Eka Pada Pranamasana strengthens the leg muscles and improves the balance – physically and mentally. Consciousness and focus are sharpened and the mind is quieted. The One-legged prayer pose increases self-confidence and willpower. Level: Beginner Duration: […]

Asana of the Month: Bhujangasana

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Bhujangasana – Cobra position Sanskrit: Bhujanga – Cobra, Asana – Pose Most people know Bhujangasana from the Sun Salutation, but as a single pose or in preparation for advanced backbends, this pose occupies a special position. The position resembles a cobra with its head raised. Level: Beginner Duration: 15-30 seconds Repetition: none Stretches: abdomen, ribcage, […]