ananda balasana

The mythology of ananda balasana (happy baby pose)

  This is the mythology of ananda balasana (happy baby pose): Once upon a time there was a king named Dasharatha. Dasharatha was a famous…...

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happy baby pose

How to do happy baby pose – ananda balasana

  Happy baby pose: Ananda = bliss Bala = baby Asana = pose For me, Happy Baby Pose (ananda balasana) is all about re-setting the…...

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pyramid pose

How to do pyramid pose (parsvottonasana)

The literal translation of pyramid pose is: Parsva = side or flank Uttana = intense stretch  Asana = pose   Parsvottonasana, colloquially referred to as…...

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hanuman

The mythology behind hanumanasana

The monkey god, Hanuman, is one of the more well-known mythological characters within the yoga tradition. An important character in the Indian epic the Ramayana,…...

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revolved triangle pose

How to do revolved triangle pose

  Think about the simple act of walking. With each step there is a slight rotation of the spine as the arms swing forward and…...

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savasana

The mythology behind savasana

Savasana: In the West, we have an unusual relationship with death insofar as we like to pretend it doesn’t exist. We feel confronted in situations…...

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Bhujangasana

The symbolism behind bhujangasana (cobra pose)

The serpent, and the cobra in particular, is a fearsome creature but interestingly one that is also seen as a mystical symbol in spiritual traditions…...

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side crow pose

How to do side crow pose (parsva bakasana)

One of the biggest challenges in the world of arm balances is trust. It often happens that long after we have the physical strength to…...

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