POSES

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Awkward Chair Pose

Head-to-Knee Pose

Hero Pose

Heron Pose

Salutation Seal Pose

Bow Pose

Seated Forward Fold

Bridge Pose

King Pigeon Pose

Chair Pose

Seated Straddle Pose

Child's Pose

Cobra Pose

Kneeling Crescent Lunge

Side Angle Pose

Corpse Pose

Side Plank Pose

Laying Pigeon Pose

Cow Face Pose

Legs-Up-the-Wall Pose

Crane Pose

Locust Pose

Crescent Lunge Pose

Single Leg Wheel Pose

Splits on the Wall

Mountain Pose

Downward Facing Dog

One Arm Wheel w/straight legs

Standing Forward Fold

Eagle Pose

Elbow Stand

Emperor's Chair Prep

Pigeon Pose

Plank Pose

Extended Down Dog Pose

Plow Pose

Supported Handstand

Extended Side Angle Pose

Post Pose

Supported Shoulder Stand

Fish Pose

Tree Pose

Flying Pigeon Pose

Triangle Pose

Reclined Bound Angle Pose

Four-Legged Staff Pose

Reverse Prayer Pose

Upward Facing Dog

Reverse Warrior Pose

Warrior 1 Pose

Revolved Down Dog Pose

Warrior 2 Pose

Warrior 3 Pose

Warrior 1 w/Eagle Arms

Half Lord of the Fishes

Revolved Half Moon Pose

Revolved Head-to-Knee Pose

Half Moon Pose

Revolved Lunge Pose

Revolved Seated Pose

   

Click on any of the above to see what each pose looks like and its Sanskrit name.

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"A photographer gets people to pose for him.  A yoga instructor gets people to pose for themselves."  ~Terri Guillemets

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Here are some basic guidelines to help you better during class to understand and practice yoga asanas (poses). 

1)     In general, after a few warm-up postures, we will begin with the simple, more basic poses and gradually advance to the more difficult poses towards the end of class. Do not progress until you have mastered the simpler poses. This process may take months so have patience and keep in mind that yoga is not a competitive sport.

2)     Asanas should be performed to each individuals ability. I try to encourage everyone to go at their own pace and respect their body’s particular abilities and limits. Doing the poses correctly means doing them to the best of your ability without straining.

3)     When practicing asanas, breathe at a natural state. Never hold your breath. Relax and breath comfortably, with a full inhalation followed by a full and complete exhalation. Allow the breath to guide your movements.

4)     Relaxation is one of the primary purposes of doing the asanas. Learning to let go and release tension felt during the poses and everyday life is very difficult. If your mind begins to wander towards the difficulty of the pose, bring it back with the ease of the breath.

5)     During the static (holding) phase of the asana, focus on the sensations and tensions in the physical body. Relax any muscles not needed to hold the pose in place. Balance the stillness of your body with the movement of your breath.

6)     Do each pose slowly and deliberately. Act as if you are a witness to the performance and sensations of the asana. At all times, remain aware of the body and its reactions. If the body trembles, you need to lessen your stage of difficulty by moving far enough out of the pose until your body is more comfortable. Try to find ease within the difficulty of the pose.

7)     It’s important to keep the mind focused while the body remains in asana. Concentrate fully on what you are doing as you change your awareness form thinking to feeling. With attention to details like where the eyes focus, along with careful control of our thoughts (ie. Don’t let the mind wander), yoga will improve your ability to concentrate, enhance your physical flexibility and deepen the degree of relaxation you can attain.

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For larger image and to see Sanskrit name, click on picture below.

 

 

Boat Pose

Head to Knee Pose

Bound Angle Pose

Bow Pose

Child's Pose

Heron Pose

Hero Pose

Warrior 2 Pose

Revolved Seated Pose

Extended Down Dog

Corpse Pose

Crane Pose

Monkey Pose

Cow Pose

Waterfall Pose
     
   

Revolved Extended Side Angle Pose

 

Up Dog Pose

 

Bridge Pose

Seated Forward Fold

Four-Legged Staff Pose

Fish Pose

Plow Pose

Plank Pose

Cobra Pose

Revolved Lunge Pose

Supported Hand Stand

Chair Pose

Eagle Pose

 

Dancer's Pose

   

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