Poses

Yoga
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Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog Pose) star
Downward Facing Dog Pose, called Adho Mukha Svanasana in Sanskrit, is one of the most basic yoga poses. Here are some cues for getting into the pose, as well as tips on how to use a variation at work.

Ardha Chandrasana star
Also called Half-Moon Pose, this is a beautiful balance.

Cobra, Sphinx, and Seal Poses star
These asana will help to open your chest and throat and access Vishuddhi chakra or several meridian lines in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Cobra is an essential part of Sun Salutations, while Sphinx and Seal are integral Yin poses.

Half Pigeon Pose star
Ardha Kapotanasana, as the pose is called in Sanskrit, is one of the strongest stretches for your gluteal muscles, but the supine variation is best for beginners.

Janu Sirsasana star
This pose is deceptively simple. Be careful and pay attention to your form so that you don’t injure yourself.

Padmasana and Its Friends star
Lotus can be wonderful for a meditation pose, but it’s contraindicated for many people. You’ll need to experiment to find your perfect version - which may not be what you think it is!

Savasana star
Ever wonder why all yoga classes end with this pose?

Setu Bandha Sarvangasana star
Whether you use the mouthful Sanskrit name – or prefer to simply call it “Bridge” – this pose provides amazing benefits to both your mind and body.

Tadasana, or Mountain Pose star
When one begins yoga, one learns that standing is more complex than it seems. Tadasana, or Mountain Pose, is an exercise in posture, meditation, and focus.

Trikonasana, or Triangle Pose star
As one of the basic poses, Trikonasana is an important posture to master. Here is a primer on the posture.

Uttanasana and Ardha Uttanasana star
"Bend forward and touch your toes"? Hardly. Stay safe in this posture!

Vasisthasana, or Side Plank star
Side Plank is one of the more challenging balances, but it is well worth the time it takes to master the asana.

Virabhadrasana II star
Virabhadrasana II is one of the key standing poses. It's important to use it for more than just a way into and out of other open hip poses.

Vrksasana or Tree Pose star
Learn to stand tall and poised with this basic balance pose.

Yoga Sequence for Mondays star
More instructions on Yoga poses.

Yoga Sequence for Tuesday star
More instructions for yoga poses.

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