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Pranayama

Pranayama

Pranayama Body, mind and breath. This sequence features restorative yoga and pranayama (breath control). Benefits of Pranayama (Breath Control) It will help you to restore strength, health and well being. The sequence includes supported poses, therapeutic poses and...

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Urdhva Mukha Svanasana

Urdhva Mukha Svanasana

Urdhva Mukha Svanasana (Upward Facing Dog Pose) Urdhva mukha svanasana (upward facing dog pose) is a great pose for lifting energy and preparing your body for a session of backbends. It is commonly practiced in conjunction with other backbending asanas. It can however...

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Virabhadrasana 3

Virabhadrasana 3

Virabhadrasana 3 This sequence features a tutorial style exploration of virabhadrasana 3. The entire sequence is designed around building your understanding of this key standing pose. Explore Key Actions and Techniques: In addition to exploring the fundamentals the...

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Yoga Poses For Abdominal Strength

Yoga Poses For Abdominal Strength

Yoga Poses for Abdominal Strength Improving your abdominal strength can contribute towards correcting poor postural habits. This can help you feel stronger, more energetic and confident. Including yoga poses for abdominal strength in your yoga practice can help to...

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Pincha Mayurasana

Pincha Mayurasana

Pincha Mayurasana This sequence takes an in-depth look at pincha mayurasana (forearm balance). It begins with preparatory variations that strengthen and introduce key concepts. It then explores more advanced methods of refining the full inversion. Eventually it looks...

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Arm Balances

Arm Balances

What are the benefits of arm balances? Arm balances are great yoga poses for strengthening your whole body. As the name implies this group of poses will target your arms and wrists. However, in addition to this, your abdominal muscles, legs and most of the other main...

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Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)

Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)

Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose) This sequence features the backbend bhujangasana (cobra pose). This backbend is great for lifting energy levels and opening your chest. Unfortunately it is also a pose that can be potentially problematic if you are practicing with lower back...

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Adho Mukha Vrksasana (Handstand)

Adho Mukha Vrksasana (Handstand)

Learn how to do a handstand For many people learning how to independently kick up into adho mukha vrsksasana (handstand) can feel like a rite of passage in their yoga practice. It can act like a landmark that signifies progress and improvement. For others, handstand...

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Yoga Poses For Wrists

Yoga Poses For Wrists

Yoga For Wrists Wrists are the main focus of this sequence. The first section of the class focuses on improving general wrist mobility. It includes poses that explore the full range of wrist movement. The next section of the class looks at improving the strength of...

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Gluteal Strengthening Yoga Poses

Gluteal Strengthening Yoga Poses

Gluteal Strengthening Yoga Poses This sequence features poses that help to improve gluteal strength. The gluteals are a group of three muscles located in the buttock region. The benefits of gluteal muscle strength Maintaining strong gluteals can help to stabilise your...

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Yoga for Balance

Yoga for Balance

Yoga For Balance Balance is the common thread that runs through each of the poses in this sequence. It features a variety of poses that will help to improve your sense of balance. The ability to maintain balance in a yoga pose is dependent on input from multiple...

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Yoga For Back Pain Relief

Yoga For Back Pain Relief

Yoga for back pain relief This sequence features yoga poses that help to release tight or contracted muscles in the lower back. The sequence will help to bring relief at times when your back is aching or uncomfortable. It contains variations of soothing poses such as...

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