Yoga for Depression

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Bound Angle Pose

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  (BAH-dah cone-AHS-anna) baddha = bound kona = angle Bound Angle Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Step by Step Sit with your legs straight out in front of you, raising your pelvis...

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...

Corpse Pose

corpse pose
  (shah-VAHS-anna) sava = corpse This pose is also called Mrtasana (pronounced mrit-TAHS-anna, mrta = death) Corpse Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions In Savasana it’s essential that the...

Dolphin Plank Pose

  Dolphin Plank Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Start in Dolphin Pose, knees bent. Then walk your feet back until your shoulders are directly over...

Dolphin Pose

dolphin pose
  Dolphin Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions To start dolphin pose, come onto the floor on your hands and knees. Set your knees directly below...

Easy Pose

  Easy Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Fold a thick blanket or two into a firm support about six inches high. Sit close to one...

Extended Puppy Pose

Extended Puppy Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Come onto all fours. See that your shoulders are above your wrists and your hips are above...

Feathered Peacock Pose

    Feathered Peacock Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions (pin-cha my-your-AHS-anna) pinca = feather mayura = peacock Perform a modified Adho Muhka Svanasana at your yoga wall, with...

Fire Log Pose

Fire Log Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Sit on one edge of a thickly-folded blanket, knees bent, feet on the floor. Lightly shrug your...

Handstand: Step-by-Step Instructions

handstand
  Like its inverted cousins such as Forearm Balance and Headstand, a major obstacle to Handstand is a natural fear of falling. So the basic...

Legs-Up-the-Wall Pose

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  Legs Up The Wall Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions The pose described here is a passive, supported variation of the Shoulderstand-like Viparita Karani. For your support you’ll...

Reclining Bound Angle Pose

  (SOUP-tah BAH-dah cone-NAHS-anna) supta = lying down, reclining baddha = bound kona = angle Reclining Bound Angle Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Perform Baddha Konasana. Exhale and lower...

Seated Forward Bend

(POSH-ee-moh-tan-AHS-anna) paschimottana = intense stretch of the west (pashima = west uttana = intense stretch) Seated Forward Bend: Step-by-Step Instructions Sit on the floor with...

Standing Forward Bend: Step-by-Step Instructions

(OOT-tan-AHS-ahna) ut = intense tan = to stretch or extend Standing Forward Bend: Step-by-Step Instructions Stand in Tadasana, hands on hips. Exhale and bend forward...

Supported Headstand

  (sah-LOM-bah shear-SHAHS-anna) salamba = with support (sa = with alamba = support) sirsa = head Supported Headstand: Step-by-Step Instructions Use a folded blanket or sticky mat...

Supported Shoulderstand

  (sah-LOM-bah sar-van-GAHS-anna) salamba = with support (sa = with alamba = support) sarva = all anga = limb. There are variations of Shoulderstand that are “unsupported” = niralamba,...

Upward Bow (Wheel) Pose

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  (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...

Wide-Legged Forward Bend

Yoga Poses for headaches
(pra-sa-REE-tah pah-doh-tahn-AHS-anna) prasarita = stretched out, expanded, spread, with outstretched limbs pada = foot ut = intense tan = to stretch or extend (compare the Latin verb...

Wild Thing

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