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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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Hero Pose | Virasana

UNDER CONSTRUCTION About the Pose vira = hero; asana = posture Hero Pose | Virasana is the blueprint pose for any of the seated asanas with similar positioning of the leg and foot. It is an excellent preparation for any more advanced asana that requires plantarflexion with toe abduction, like many backbends and inversions. It […]

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Mountain Pose | Tadasana

Mountain Pose | Tadasana

  About the Pose tada: mountain, mighty; asana: posture This is, anatomically speaking, the basic pose from which all other poses spring. That’s because it’s very close to anatomically neutral in all of the joints. The only areas that are not neutral are the forearms and the ankles. To find true neutral in all joints, […]

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Staff Pose | Dandasana

Staff Pose | Dandasana

UNDER CONSTRUCTION About the Pose danda = staff, rod, stick; asana = posture If Mountain Pose sat down, but maintained all of its Mountain-ness, it would be Staff Pose. This is the blueprint pose for all seated postures. Every seated pose has hip flexion; and in Staff Pose, we have that hip flexion stripped down […]

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