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Body/Mind Perspective: Lunge Pose

December 13, 2010 by

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Next Sequence in Sun Salutation from Plank Pose is Lunge Pose: 1)  Exhale and step your right foot forward between your hands, aligning the right knee over the heel. Then lower your left knee to the floor and, keeping the right knee fixed in place, slide the left back until you feel a comfortable stretch […]

Body/Mind Perspective: Plank Pose

November 14, 2010 by

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Next Step in a basic traditional Sun Salutation sequence is Plank Pose: 1)  From Uttanasa (forward bend) bend the knees and bring the hands along side your feet with the fingertips facing forward.  Spread the hands wide and engage all four corners of the hands.  2)  Jump or step back one leg at a time […]

Body/Mind Perspective – Uttanasana

October 15, 2010 by

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Sun Salutation’s next asana from Mountain Pose is to move into a Standing Forward Bend called Uttanasana. Uttanasana – Standing Forward Bend 1)  Stand in Tadasana (Mountain Pose).  Inhale and lift arms overhead reaching towards the sky.   Exhale and bend forward from the hip joints, not from the waist. Emphasize lengthening the front of the […]

Body/Mind Perspective – Tadasana

September 10, 2010 by

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Mountain Pose – Tadasana 1)  Stand with your feet hip distance apart, parallel.  Lift and spread your toes and the balls of your feet, then lay them softly down on the floor.  Feel all four corners of your feet. 2)  Firm your thigh muscles and lift the knee caps.  Lift the inner ankles to strengthen […]

Body/Mind Perspective – Seated Side Twist

August 16, 2010 by

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Seated Side Twist 1)    Sit on the floor with your legs in a simple, cross-legged position and extend your spine upward nice and tall. 2)    Place your left hand, palm down, on top of the right knee. 3)    Place your right hand, palm down, on the floor behind your right hip to prop yourself up. […]

Body/Mind Perspective – Seated Side Stretch

July 16, 2010 by

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This side stretch will increase the flexibility of your spine, arms, and rib cage as it stimulates the liver, kidney, and spleen functions. Furthermore, the Yoga Pose will also help realign your spinal column and will aid the lungs to take in more oxygen. 1)  Start in a cross-legged seated position.  Give yourself some padding […]

Body/Mind Perspective: Downward Dog

June 15, 2010 by

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Samantha Ray Downward Dog Adho Mukha Svanasana The benefits of Downward Dog include : * Calms the brain and helps relieve stress and mild depression * Energizes the body * Stretches the shoulders, hamstrings, calves, arches, and hands * Strengthens the arms and legs * Helps relieve the symptoms of menopause * Helps prevent osteoporosis […]