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Pose of the Week: Urdhva Mukha Svanasana

Pose of the Week: Urdhva Mukha Svanasana

This week’s pose is Urdhva Mukha Svanasana, which is upward facing dog pose. It is a backbending asana (posture). More info...

Pose of the Week: Eka Pada Rajakapotasana

Pose of the Week: Eka Pada Rajakapotasana

This week’s pose is Eka Pada Rajakapotasana. Eka means one, Pada means leg or foot and Kapota is a dove or pigeon. Rajakapot means the king of pigeons. Asana means pose or posture. “In this asana, the chest is pushed forward like that of a pouter pigeon, hence the name of the pose.” More info...

Pose of the Week: Vrschikasana

Pose of the Week: Vrschikasana

This week’s pose is Vrschikasana. Vrschika means a scorpion. Asana means pose or posture. So it’s Scorpion Pose. More info...

Pose of the Week: Baddha Konasana

Pose of the Week: Baddha Konasana

This week’s pose is Baddha Konasana. Baddha means bound or restrained and Konasana means angle. Asana means pose or posture. So it’s bound angle pose. More info...

Pose of the Week: Bhujangasana 1

Pose of the Week: Bhujangasana 1

This week’s pose is Bhujangasana 1. Bhujang means a serpent and Asana means posture or pose. More info...

Pose of the Week: Simhasana

Pose of the Week: Simhasana

This week’s pose is Simhasana 2. Simha means a lion. Asana means pose or posture.   More info...

Pose of the Week: Marichyasana 2

Pose of the Week: Marichyasana 2

This week we are looking at Marichyasana 2.  Recently we looked at Marichyasana 1 and also Marichyasana 3. More info...

Pose of the Week: Savasana (part iii)

Pose of the Week: Savasana (part iii)

This week’s pose is Savasana - marking the end of term. It’s Corpse pose. More info...

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...

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