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Warrior 2 (Vīrabhadrāsana 2)

Warrior 2 (Vīrabhadrāsana 2)

Warrior 2 is the second āsana in a series of three standing poses that embody the mythic warrior Vīrabhadra from ancient Vedic texts. Warrior 2 is a core standing āsana that requires seamless coordination of the entire body, highlighting the harmonious balance between...

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Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana)

Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana)

Along with bridge and chair pose, cobra is another āsana that I teach in just about every class and practice myself daily. It is one of the best postures for improving back strength, and with many ways of changing the position of the hands and arms it can be...

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Warrior 1 (Vīrabhadrāsana)

Warrior 1 (Vīrabhadrāsana)

Warrior 1 is the first āsana in a series of three standing poses that embody the mythic warrior Vīrabhadra from ancient Vedic texts. This core standing pose is commonly included in the western expression of sun salutations and vinyasa flow practices. Providing both...

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Chair Pose (Ardha Utkaṭāsana)

Chair Pose (Ardha Utkaṭāsana)

Chair pose is one of the most beneficial postures for helping us to maintain the strength and joint stability that we need for many daily life activities - walking up stairs, tramping, bending to pick up items and of course, getting up and down from a chair, to name a...

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Anjali Mudra

Anjali Mudra

Anjali mudra is a specific placement of the hands at the heart centre (hṛdayam) signifying our potential for and intention to progress towards spiritual awakening. The heart space here, is not the location of the physical heart, it is the space within the centre of...

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Bridge Pose (Dvipādapīṭham)

Bridge Pose (Dvipādapīṭham)

Anyone who attends my classes or teacher training will know that bridge pose is included in almost every practice I teach, and with good reason. Bridge pose is a simple yet versatile backbend that can be practised in various ways, and offers a  range of experiences...

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