Linda Esposito

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Revolved Downward Facing Dog

Adho Mukha Svanasana Revolved Downward-Facing Dog is a variation on the popular pose and adds a deeper stretch to the hamstrings while enhancing detoxification, balance, and full-body coordination.   How to: Revolved Downward-Facing Dog Start on th...

Cat Cow Stretch

The Cat/Cow Stretch is actualy a two poses, Cat Pose and Cow Pose, done is sucession to work the spine.   How to: Cat/Cow Stretch Begin by positioning yourself in a tabletop position, with your hands and knees as the four legs of a table. Your knee...

Standing Straddle Forward Bend

Prasarita Padottanasana Prasarita Padottanasana is a yoga pose done in a standing position which helps in opening of hips as well as stretches your harmstrings.   How to: Standing Straddle Forward Bend Start by moving apart both legs as far as it i...

Seated Sage Twist

Bharadvaj Bharadvajasana Seated Sage Twist is a gentle spinal twist that is usually good for intermediate level yoga students.   How to: Seated Sage Twist Begin with sitting in a cross-legged position on the ground. Lengthen your spine by sitting t...

Scorpion Pose

Vrischikasana In Sanskrit, "Vrischik" means Scorpion, while "asana" means a yoga pose. The Scorpion Pose is a complex inverted pose involving an intense backbend.   How to: Scorpion Pose Begin with the Child’s Pose, Balasana. Leave your forearms ...

Scale Pose

Tolasana In Sanskrit terminology, “tola” means balance or scale and “asana” means yoga pose.   How to: Scale Pose Begin with Padmasana or Lotus Pose. Now rest your palms on the ground beside your buttocks. While exhaling, press the ground w...

Runner's Lunge Pose

Runner's Lunge Runner's Lunge is a further modification of the Low Lunge, which is helpful in providing strength to the leg muscles.   How to: Runners Lunge Begin with a standing position in which your feet are spaced hip's width apart. Now move yo...

Handstand Pose

Adho Mukha Vrksasana In Sanskrit, “mukha” means face, “adho” means downward, “vrksa” means tree and “asana” means yoga pose.   How to: Handstand Begin with Downward Facing Dog Pose in which your hands should be placed around a feet ...

Forearm Stand Pose

Pincha Mayurasana In Sanskrit, "Pincha" means feather, while "Marur" means peacock, and "asana" refers to a yoga pose.  The Peacock is the animal of transport to one of Lord Shiva's benevolent offspring who is said to bestow blessings on one in tim...

Wheel Pose

Urdhva Dhanurasana In Sanskrit, “urdhva” means upward, “dhanu” means a bow and “asana” means yoga pose.   How to: Wheel Pose                  Begin with lying flat on your back. By bending your knees, place the feet on...