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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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Yoga For Core Strength

Yoga For Core Strength

Yoga For Core Strength In addition to strengthening your abdominal muscles this sequence will also help to strengthen each of the main muscles associated with the core muscle group. These muscles reach deep into the torso and help to stabilise your spine, pelvis and...

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Yoga For Kyphosis

Yoga For Kyphosis

Yoga for Kyphosis Kyphosis involves an excessive forward curvature of the spine leading towards rounding or hunching in the upper back. Poor postural habits, sedentary lifestyle and prolonged periods sitting in front of computers can make you more susceptible to this...

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Yoga For The Rotator Cuff

Yoga For The Rotator Cuff

Yoga For The Rotator Cuff This sequence features yoga poses to help improve the health of your rotator cuff. Learn how to stretch the rotator cuff The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles and their tendons located in and around your shoulder. As the name suggests...

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Tittibhasana (Firefly Pose)

Tittibhasana (Firefly Pose)

How To Do Tittibhasana Tittibhasana (firefly pose) can be practiced alongside a variety of complimentary poses. This sequence explores links between hip opening poses like kurmasana, akarna dhanurasana, dwi hasta bhujasana and tittibhasana. Benefits of Practicing...

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