Yoga for Calm

Need to chill? Take a break? Try a few of these poses in sequence to bring serenity to your life…ahhh, the serenity.

Child’s Pose

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  (bah-LAHS-anna) bala = child Child’s Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Kneel on the floor. Touch your big toes together and sit on your heels, then separate...

Consciousness Seal

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chin = consciousness mudra = seal, gesture Also known as jnana (wisdom, knowledge) mudra Chin Mudra Step by Step Step 1 Rest your hands on top of your thighs with your...

Eagle Seal

garuda = eagle mudra = seal Garuda Mudra Step by Step Step 1 Turn your hands so that the palms face up. Step 2 Cross your right hand over your left,...

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...

Head-to-Knee Forward Bend

  (JAH-new shear-SHAHS-anna) janu = knee sirsa = head Head-to-Knee Forward Bend: Step-by-Step Instructions Sit on the floor with your legs straight in front of you....

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...

Reclining Hand-to-Big-Toe Pose

  (soup-TAH pod-ang-goosh-TAHS-anna) supta = lying down, reclining pada = foot angusta = big toe Reclining Hand-to-Big-Toe Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Lie supine on the floor, legs strongly...

Reclining Hero Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions

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  Caution: Supta Virasana, the reclining variation of Virasana, is an intermediate pose. DO NOT perform this pose unless you can sit your buttocks relatively...

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...

Serenity Now: Finding calm within chaos

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Who remembers that episode on Seinfeld when George’s father Frank keeps exclaiming ‘Serenity Now’, intending on bypassing his frustrations and find a lasting solution...

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...

Stress less with this quick, calming yoga sequence

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The holidays can leave feeling time poor and overwhelmed. During these tumultuous times we often forget one of our most powerful calming tools –...

Wide-Legged Forward Bend

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  (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...
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