Upward Facing Two-Foot Staff Pose

Upward Facing Two-Foot Staff Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Begin by preparing as you would for Urdhva Dhanurasana (Upward Bow Pose). Lie on your...

Wild Thing

Wild Thing: Step-by-Step Instructions Start in Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog). Bring your weight into your right hand and roll...

Lord of the Dance Pose

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...

Half Frog Pose

Half Frog Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Lie on your belly. Press your forearms against the floor and lift your head and upper torso.

Cow Pose

Cow Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Start on your hands and knees in a “tabletop” position. Make sure your knees are set directly below your...

Camel Pose

(oosh-TRAHS-anna) ustra = camel Camel Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Kneel on the floor with your knees hip width and thighs perpendicular to the floor. Rotate...

Upward Bow (Wheel) Pose

(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...

Fish Pose

Traditionally Fish Pose is performed with the legs in Padmasana. Since Padmasana is beyond the capacity of most beginning students, here we?ll work either...

Upward-Facing Dog Pose

(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...

Locust Pose

Grouped among the so-called “baby backbends,” which includes Dhanurasana (Bow Pose) and Sea Monster Pose (described in the Variations section below), it is an...