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Hands Up in Mountain Pose / Urdhva Hasta in Tadasana

Hands Up in Mountain Pose / Urdhva Hasta in Tadasana

    About the Pose urdhva = up; hasta = hand; tada = mountain; asana = posture Looking for a shortcut to balancing in Handstand? There isn’t one. But, this pose provides ample opportunity to identify and address the limitations in strength, openness, and skill that is required to do an optimally aligned Handstand. This […]

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Chair Pose | Utkatasana

Chair Pose | Utkatasana

About the Pose utkata: awkward, mighty; asana: posture Chair Pose holds tremendous value when practiced at the Tapas Point because it heats things up quickly because of the large muscle groups in the legs and back that must work to keep the body from falling down. And we get all that work with minimal risk […]

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Plank Pose | Phalakasana

Plank Pose | Phalakasana

UNDER CONSTRUCTION About the Pose phalaka = a board, plank, bench; asana = posture Developing the proprioception necessary to know whether the spine and hips are neutral is invaluable to aligning inversions safely enough that they can be held for a long time. This is where we start to teach that Four-Limbed Staff Pose | […]

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