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Plough Pose

Halasana: Hala means a plough, the shape of which this posture resembles. Its part of the Shoulderstand ( Savangasana ) sequence. 1. From the original form of shoulderstand ( see previous blog post ), lower the legs down over the head with the tops of…

shoulder-stand

Shoulder Stand

Salamba Sarvangasana: Alamba means support, Sarvanga ( Sarva is all or whole and Anga is limb ) meaning the entire body or all limbs. The whole body benefits from the support of the pose. 1. Lay flat on your back with the legs actively together…

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Revolved Triangle

Parivrtta Trikonasana: Parivrtta means revolved, Trikona is a triangle, hence the name ” Revolved Triangle” pose. 1. Starting with right foot forward, left leg back a good leg length. 2. Front foot is at 90 degrees, back foot about 60-70 degrees. 3. Placing the hands…

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Corpse Pose

SAVASANA: Corpse Pose Sava means a corpse, with the object to keep the body and mind still. By remaining motionless for some time and keeping the mind still while you are fully conscious, you learn to relax. But its much harder to keep the mind…

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Chanting of Om ( AUM )

Recently I was asked by a student ” why do we chant Om ” ( AUM ). By sound and form, AUM symbolizes the infinite reality and the entire universe. A stands for creation. U stands for preservation. M stands for destruction or dissolution. The…