Yoga for Energy

Feeling sluggish? These back-bending yoga poses for energy will awaken your mind and body.

Bridge Pose

  (SET-too BAHN-dah) setu = dam, dike, or bridge bandha = lock Bridge Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Lie supine on the floor, and if necessary, place a...

Cobra Pose

(boo-jang-GAHS-anna) Cobra Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Lie prone on the floor. Stretch your legs back, tops of the feet on the floor. Spread your...

Downward-Facing Dog: Step-by-Step Instructions

Down Dog for depression
    Downward-Facing Dog: Step-by-Step Instructions To do downward-facing dog come onto the floor on your hands and knees. Set your knees directly below...

Half Lord of the Fishes Pose

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(ARE-dah MOT-see-en-DRAHS-anna) ardha = half Matsyendra = king of the fish (matsya = fish indra = ruler), a legendary teacher of yoga Half Lord of...

Lord of the Dance Pose

lord of dance
We’ll start with a modified version of the pose. The full pose will be described in the Variation section below. (not-ah-raj-AHS-anna) nata = actor, dancer, mime raja...

Pigeon Pose

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King Pigeon Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Kneel upright, with your knees slightly narrower than hip width apart and your hips, shoulders, and head...

Sphinx Yoga Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions

sphinx pose
Sphinx Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Lie on your belly, legs side by side. Firm your tailbone toward your pubis and lengthen it toward...

Upward Bow (Wheel) Pose

upward bow
  (OORD-vah don-your-AHS-anna) urdhva = upward dhanu = bow Upward Bow (Wheel) Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Lie supine on the floor. Bend your knees and set your...

Upward-Facing Dog Pose

upward facing dog
(OORD-vah MOO-kah shvon-AHS-anna) urdhva mukha = face upward (urdhva = upward mukha = face) svana = dog Upward-Facing Dog Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Lie prone on the...