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Category: Posture Clinic

Posture Clinic: Sirsasana

Sirsasana – Headstand Sirsasana is an inversion that is often referred to as the king of yoga postures.  It builds strength in the upper body and core, can be energizing and literally turns your world upside down! Keep in mind that headstand is an advanced asana and having a regular yoga practice is crucial.  Being […]

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Posture Clinic: Bakasana

Bakasana – Crow Pose Bakasana, or crow pose, is an arm balance that builds strength in the upper body and abdominals.  It’s often called the gateway to other arm balances. As you fly into Bakasana you’ll notice not only how strong and capable you are, but you’ll also feel your confidence soar. Take off in […]

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Posture Clinic: Utkatasana

Utkatasana – Chair Pose Utkatasana is often translated as Chair Pose because the practitioner looks like she/he is sitting in a chair.  However, the Sanskrit word utkata, means fierce, powerful, proud; so some yogis call it Fierce Pose.  Whatever your translation, when practicing Utkatasana, you’ll immediately feel the strength of your legs in this powerful […]

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How Posture Leads to Imbalance

Posture is the way we hold ourselves when we sit and stand in stillness. In our modern day lifestyle our posture creates imbalance in our physical and emotional body. As a result of tension in the body and daily habits a person’s posture can lead to imbalance and negatively impact physical and emotional well being. […]

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Posture Clinic: Trikonasana

Trikonasana – Triangle Pose Trikonasana has various benefits to build both strength + flexibility. The name comes from the shape our body takes, mimicking a triangle. When we practice this asana we can improve our posture by creating length in our spine and opening our chest, which also allows us to expand our lungs more […]

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Posture Clinic: Kapotasana – Pigeon Pose

 When we’re in a yoga class and we hear the teacher cue kapotasana we’re getting ready for a hip opener that will focus on both the hip rotators and the hip flexors. There are many variations of pigeon pose and the other benefits and sensations we experience will change depending on which option is offered, […]

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Posture Clinic: Adho Mukha Svanasana

Adho Mukha Svanasana – Downward Facing Dog Adho Mukha Svanasana is a foundational yoga asana, or posture. It’s practiced in many traditional sun and moon salutations and can eventually become a pose of rest. This inverted posture is beneficial for all levels. Follow these steps to get into Adho Mukha Svanasana: Start in tabletop position, […]

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Posture Clinic: Setu Bandha Sarvangasana

Setu Bandha Sarvangasana- Bridge pose Typically, the name of yoga postures is derived from their appearance and what the poses mimic in nature. Setu Bandha Sarvangasana, interpreted as bridge pose, is a posture that looks like a man-made or natural bridge, but also contains a deeper meaning. Bridge pose symbolizes a spiritual connection between the […]

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Posture Clinic: Dhanurasana

Dhanurasana – Bow Pose Dhanurasana, Bow Pose, resembles an archer’s bow, hence the name. It creates a powerful stretch along the front body and an opening at the heart center (anahata chakra), while building strength along the back body. Heart openers like dhanurasana can be invigorating and help to promote courage. Try it using the […]

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Posture Clinic: Vrksasana

Vrksasana – Tree Pose Vrksasana is a balancing posture that allows us to build strength, not just in our body, but in also in our mind. It gives us an opportunity to stay present with our experience, because if our mind wanders, our body will soon follow and we fall out of the pose. Some […]

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