Yoga Poses

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Revolved Triangle Pose

Revolved Triangle Pose is a counterpose to Triangle Pose. It is a bit more advanced so enter into it carefully. If it is too much for your level of flexibility, let your front knee bend to accommodate. Stand up straight and separate your feet into a wide stance. Turn your right foot out and bring

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Downward Dog

This is my favorite yoga posture. Your entire body is active, yet it is a pose of rest. You can work hard at it or not at all. I like to get into Downward Dog from Hero’s pose through Cat Lift. Start seated on your knees in Hero’s pose with your heels underneath your behind.

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Camel Pose

Camel Pose is a fantastic backbend to really stretch out your belly and your chest. It helps relieve fatigue and anxiety, stimulates the organs, and helps to improve posture.   Kneel on the floor with your knees hip width apart and thighs perpendicular to the floor. Press your shins and the tops of your feet firmly

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Cat Pose and Cow Pose

Rolling between cat pose and cow pose is a wonderful way to loosen the spine and relax the back muscles. It is a great warm up pair before beginning a yoga practice, also good for relieving tension after a long day. Begin on hands and knees. Make sure your knees are directly below your hips

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Warrior II Pose

Warrior II Pose is excellent for balance, toning, and a sense of personal control.  There is something very powerful about this pose so it is no wonder it is called “Warrior.” Stand up straight and separate your feet into a very wide stance.  Turn your right foot out and bring your left foot slightly in

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Wide Legged Standing Forward Fold

Wide Legged Standing Forward Fold is excellent for loosening your legs and back, especially if the regular standing forward fold is a bit too much stretch for your level of flexibility. Stand up straight with your feet as wide apart as is comfortable for you.  Raise your arms up above your head on an inhale

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Triangle Pose

Triangle Pose is fantastic to open up the hips as well as working on spinal alignment.  The trick is to extend out before bringing the torso parallel to the floor. Stand up straight and separate your feet into a wide stance.  Turn your right foot out and bring your left foot slightly in so that

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Yogic Seal

Yogic Seal, in Integral Yoga, is used to close out a yoga practice.  It is like a closing bow, but has physical benefits as well.  It assists with ailments of the abdomen and pelvis, and also tones up the nervous system especially the lumbo-sacral nerves. Sit on the floor with your legs crossed.  Place a

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Warrior I Pose

Warrior I Pose is great for stretch, balance, and strengthening the entire body.  If you enjoy Warrior II pose, feel free to create a sequence with the two poses. Stand with your feet 3 ½ to 4 feet apart (or whatever distance is wide but comfortable*).  Turn your right foot out and left foot slightly

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Upward Facing Dog

Upward Facing Dog is a core pose in the Sun Salutation sequence and is also a great backbend.  The key is making sure your hands are directly under your shoulders once you lift and balancing on the tops of your feet to gain the most benefit from the pose. Lie face down on the floor