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  • Urdhva Dhanurasana - Backbend Tutorial

    Urdhva means "upward" and Dhanurasana means "bow" This is how to practice the full backbend or upward facing bow pose (sometimes called wheel). This posture can be very challenging and it's important to pay attention to your body as you move into it. Backbends are very invigorating and can be up...

  • Paschimattanasana - Counter Pose Tuto...

    Paschimattanasana means "western-facing" stretch. Traditionally, sun salutes were done facing in the East as the sun rose in the morning. While forward folding in Paschimattanasana, your back would be facing the West. This forward fold comes after our backbends, so it's used as a counter-pose to ...

  • Closing Sequence Lecture

    All of the heat and energy we've created culminates into the closing sequence. Now we get to take ourselves upside down, going against gravity. This helps to take pressure off of the internal organs and also helps to reduce pressure on the spine.