Styles & Poses

Prasarita Padottanasana: Can You Find Both Stability and Calm in this One Yoga Posture?

Prasarita Padottanasana (pra-sa-REE-tah pah-doh-tahn-AHS-anna) or Standing Wide Legged Forward Bend, combines the benefits of a standing posture – it energizes and strengthens – with the calming effects of a forward bend. This has always been a posture that I look forward to! Prasarita Padottanasana stretches, releases tension and gives you a new view of your […]

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A Spine-Tingling Sensation from Half Forward Fold

Half Forward Fold has many names. In the Sanskrit language of yoga it is called, Ardha Uttanasana (AR-dah oot-ta-NAH-sa-nah). The visual image it creates has evoked many other nomikers: half forward bend, flat back and standing table top. Despite its variety of tags, Ardha Uttanasana is the same yoga pose that will lengthen the spine

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