balasana child pose

Balasana (Child’s Pose)

Child’s Pose is a quintessential pose in a yoga class and is used mainly as a resting pose. This is a forward bending pose that can actually be practiced in an active way, or...

corpse pose savasana

Savasana (Corpse Pose)

Physical Benefits Savasana (shah-VAH-suh-nuh) is a pose that takes us to the next level of our practice, which is pranayama. This pose teaches us to keep the spine elongated while reclining and cultivates stillness....

supta matsyendrasana

Supta Matsyendrasana (Cross Twist Pose)

Physical Benefits Supta Matsyendrasana (soop-TAH MOTS-yen-DRAHS-anah) is a gentle twist that massages the abdominal organs, helping the kidneys and liver, facilitating digestion and reducing constipation. It stretches the glutes and back, allowing a release...

Vakrasana (Simple Spinal Twist)

Physical Benefits Vakrasana (vakra āsana) massages the abdominal organs, helps facilitate digestion and regulates the secretion of digestive juices. These reduce constipation and stomach diseases. The twist also helps reduce belly fat. It increases...

shashankasana rabbit moon hare pose

Shashankasana (Rabbit Pose)

Physical Benefits Shashankasana (śaśakā āsana) gives a good stretch to the upper body, including the spine and postural muscles, which releases pressure on the spinal nerves. The forward bend massages and stimulates the abdominal...

viparita karani half shoulder stand

Viparita Karani (Half Shoulder Stand)

Physical Benefits Viparita Karani (vip-par-ee-tah car-AHN-nee) is a restorative pose similar to Sarvangasana. It gives relaxation to the abdomen, legs and the lower back, especially after standing asanas. This encourages deep and smooth breathing....

pawanmuktasana wind relieving pose

Pawanmuktasana (Wind-Relieving Pose)

Physical Benefits Pawanmuktasana (pah-van-ah-mook-TAHS-uh-nuh) massages the intestines and abdominal organs and, as the name implies, helps to remove excess air from the digestive system, which improves digestion efficiency and relieves bloating, gas, and constipation....

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