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Pose of the Week: Chaturanga Dandasana

Pose of the Week: Chaturanga Dandasana

This week’s pose is Chaturanga Dandasana.  Chatur means four and Anga means limb. Danda means a staff. Asana means posture or pose. So it’s four limbs staff pose. More info...

Pose of the Week: Ardha Matsyendrasana

Pose of the Week: Ardha Matsyendrasana

  This week’s pose is Ardha Matsyendrasana 1. Ardha means half and Matsyendra according to Hatha Yoga Pradipika is one of the founders of Hatha Yoga. It's a half version as it's 'milder' (BKS Iyengar's word) version of the pose. More info...

Pose of the Week: Lolasana

Pose of the Week: Lolasana

This week’s pose is Lolasana. Lola means tremulous, moving to and fro or dangling like an earring. Asana means posture or pose.  It is an arm balance where all the weight of the body is borne on the hands. More info...

Pose of the Week: Supta Virasana

Pose of the Week: Supta Virasana

This week’s pose is Supta Virasana.  Supta means lying down, Vira means hero and Asana means posture or pose. More info...

Pose of the Week: Uttanasana

Pose of the Week: Uttanasana

This week’s pose is Uttanasana. Ut= intense Tan= stretch, extend, lengthen out. Asana= posture or pose. As BKS Iyengar says in Light on Yoga : “In this asana, the spine is given a deliberate and an intense stretch.” (p.65). More info...

Pose of the Week: Kapotasana

Pose of the Week: Kapotasana

This week’s pose is Kapotasana. Kapot means a dove or a pigeon. BKS Iyengar says ‘In this pose the chest expands and puffs out like that of a pouter pigeon, hence the name (Light on Yoga p.305). Asana means posture or pose. So it’s called Pigeon Pose.  More info...

Pose of the Week: Setu Bandha

Pose of the Week: Setu Bandha

Welcome to the Term 2 blogs.   This week’s pose is Setu Bandha Sarvangasana or alternatively named Chatush Padasana.   Setu Bandha means formation of a bridge and Sarvangasana is shoulder stand or can be translated as asana for the whole body. Chatush means four and Pada means foot. Asana means posture or pose. More info...

Pose of the Week: Savasana

Pose of the Week: Savasana

This week’s pose is Savasana. Sava means corpse. Asana means pose or posture.  More info...

Pose of the Week: Ustrasana

Pose of the Week: Ustrasana

The pose of the week is Ustrasana. Ustra means a camel. Asana means pose or posture. More info...

Pose of the Week: Parighasana

Pose of the Week: Parighasana

The pose of the week is Parighasana. Parigha means a lock or latch for a gate. Asana means pose or posture. More info...

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