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Pose of the Week: Akarna Dhanurasana

Pose of the Week: Akarna Dhanurasana

  This week’s pose is Akarna Dhanurasana. The prefix ‘A’ means near to and Karna means ear. Dhanu means bow as we saw in Urdhva Dhanurasana a few weeks ago. Asana means posture or pose. More info...

Pose of the Week: Virasana

Pose of the Week: Virasana

This week’s pose is Virasana. Vira means hero and asana means posture or pose. So it’s hero pose. As you can see by the photos it is a seated kneeling pose, so how does this posture represent a hero? More info...

Pose of the Week: Virabhadrasana 3

Pose of the Week: Virabhadrasana 3

This week’s pose is Virabhadrasana 3. Virabhadra is the name of a warrior and it the third variation of the warrior poses. More info...

Pose of the Week: Padmasana

Pose of the Week: Padmasana

This week’s pose is Padmasana; Lotus Pose. More info...

Pose of the Week: Urdhva Dhanurasana

Pose of the Week: Urdhva Dhanurasana

The pose of the week is Urdhva Dhanurasana. Urdhva means upwards, Dhanu means bow and Asana means posture or pose. So it’s Upward Bow pose.   More info...

Pose of the Week: Upavista Konasana

Pose of the Week: Upavista Konasana

This week’s pose is Upavista Konasana.   Upavista means seated and Kona means angle. Asana means posture or pose. So it’s seated angle pose. More info...

Pose of the Week: Savasana (ii)

Pose of the Week: Savasana (ii)

This week’s pose is Savasana. Sava means corpse and Asana means posture or pose. So it’s corpse pose. More info...

Pose of the Week: Adho Mukha Vrksasana

Pose of the Week: Adho Mukha Vrksasana

This week’s pose is Adho Mukha Vrksasana. Adho means downward, Mukha means facing, Vrksa is a tree and Asana is posture or pose. So it’s downward facing tree or we know it as handstand. More info...

Pose of the Week: Chaturanga Dandasana

Pose of the Week: Chaturanga Dandasana

This week’s pose is Chaturanga Dandasana.  Chatur means four and Anga means limb. Danda means a staff. Asana means posture or pose. So it’s four limbs staff pose. More info...

Pose of the Week: Ardha Matsyendrasana

Pose of the Week: Ardha Matsyendrasana

  This week’s pose is Ardha Matsyendrasana 1. Ardha means half and Matsyendra according to Hatha Yoga Pradipika is one of the founders of Hatha Yoga. It's a half version as it's 'milder' (BKS Iyengar's word) version of the pose. More info...

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