Crescent Lunge is a dynamic standing yoga pose that utilizes and integrates the muscles in your entire body. It stretches and strengthens the lower and upper body, while creating stability and balance. Its name comes from the Sanskrit words “anjaneya” (meaning “praise” or “salutation”) and “asana” (meaning “pose”). #yogibenefits
Downward Dog is a common pose for many of the things that plague our society today: fatigue, back pain and stiffness from sitting all day. Downward Dog has a pawful of health benefits and whether you're an everyday yogi or not, this pose alone is worth adding to your regular fitness routine. #yogibenefits
Hal = plow, Asana = posture or pose. The plow is used in Indian agriculture to prepare the soil for sowing crops. Like its namesake, this pose prepares the ‘field’ of the body and mind for deep rejuvenation.
In Sanskrit, Sarva means "all" and Anga means "body part." Translated, it means "full body pose" because of its benefits for the whole body. Sarvangasana is the Mother of asanas. As a mother strives for harmony and happiness in the home, this asana strives for harmony and happiness in the human system. It is a panacea for most common ailments.#yogibenefits
Ardha = half, Ut = intense, Tan = to stretch, Asana = pose Your body will lengthen and strengthen with time and practice, so don’t overdo it by pushing too hard. And as always, you’ll get a deeper stretch if you relax more in the pose. #yogibenefits
This is the eleventh posture among the series of the twelve basic Hatha yoga postures. ‘Pada’ is a Sanskrit word which means ‘foot’ and ‘hasta’ means ‘hand’. The Hand to foot pose is an inverted posture that gives many of the similar benefits of Paschimottanasana (Seated Forward Bend).
Wait… Warrior? Aren’t yogis known for their non-violent ways? What’s really being commemorated in this pose’s name is the “spiritual warrior,” who bravely does battle with the universal enemy, self-ignorance (avidya), the ultimate source of all our suffering. #yogibenefits