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, […]