Pose Dedicated to the Sage Marichi I

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Marichi is the great-grandfather of Manu (“man, thinking, intelligent”), the Vedic Adam, and the “father” of humanity. (mar-ee-chee-AHS-anna) Marichi = literally a ray of light. Pose Dedicated to the Sage Marichi I: Step-by-Step Instructions Sit in Dandasana (Staff Pose). Bend your left knee and place the foot on the floor, with the heel as close […]

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 back, feet on the floor, heels under the knees, and step your feet a little wider than your hips. Bend your arms and place your palms on the floor by your ears, […]

Upward Plank Pose

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  Upward Plank Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Sit in Dandasana (Staff Pose) with your hands several inches behind your hips and your fingers pointing forward. Bend your knees and place your feet on the floor, big toes turned inward, heels at least a foot away from your buttocks. Exhale, press your inner feet and hands down […]

Upward Salute

  (oord-vah hahs-TAHS-anna) urdhva = raised (or upward) hasta = hand Upward Salute: Step-by-Step Instructions Stand in Tadasana. Turn your arms outward (or laterally) so your palms face away from your torso and thumbs point backward. With an inhale, sweep your arms out to the sides and up toward the ceiling. If you’re tighter in […]