Yoga Poses

Dive Deeper : Yoga Poses

Our Yoga Poses collection offers a rich resource for practitioners at all levels, with articles detailing a variety of asanas. Aimed at deepening your practice and strengthening your body and mind, we cover each pose’s benefits and alignment.

You’ll find guidance on foundational poses like Downward-Facing Dog, Mountain Pose, and Child’s Pose, along with advanced inversions and backbends, providing challenges for all. Articles include instructions, alignment tips, and modifications to ensure accessibility and safety.

Learn about the benefits of flexibility, strength, stress relief, and mental clarity, encouraging exploration and growth in your practice. Yoga is a personal path; this Yoga Pose collection guides you with patience and consistency toward improved well-being.

Yoga Poses Articles

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Yoga Poses

Sanskrit Yoga Poses: How To Translate Asanas and Why

New students to the practice may find the names of Sanskrit Yoga poses odd or unusual. These new students may not understand that Yoga transcends physical postures and their names. It is an intricate blend of body, mind, and spirit deeply rooted in ancient wisdom. Central to this wisdom is the Sanskrit language, a classical Indian language intertwined with Yoga for centuries. Revered for its phonetic depth, linguistic complexity, and spiritual significance, Sanskrit is the language of the yoga tradition.

Understanding Sanskrit terms and pose names can profoundly enrich the yoga experience, offering practitioners a deeper appreciation of each posture’s essence

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Yoga Poses

Frog Pose Yoga: Unlocking Flexibility and Strength

Frog Pose, known in Sanskrit as Mandukasana, is a significant asana in yoga, focusing on the hips and groin. This pose’s name comes from its resemblance to a frog’s stance.

Mandukasana can be invigorating and meditative when performed correctly, offering a unique combination of stretch and strength. It’s accessible to beginners yet offers depth for more experienced practitioners. The pose embodies the tranquility and physical challenge central to yoga’s philosophy.

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Sphinx Yoga Pose shown with blocks under the elbows and feet in the air
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Sphinx and Seal Yoga Pose: Salamba Bhujangasana Guide

The Sphinx Pose, or Salamba Bhujangasana in Sanskrit, is a fundamental yoga posture renowned for its simplicity and profound benefits. This beginner-level asana is an excellent introduction to backbends and core strengthening exercises in yoga. Its close cousin, Seal Pose in Yin Yoga, offers advanced practitioners a deeper backbend.
The Sphinx Pose name comes from its resemblance to the mythical Sphinx, with its majestic and poised appearance. In Sanskrit, “Salamba” means supported, and “Bhujangasana” refers to a cobra. This pose is a gentler variant of the Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana), making it suitable for beginners or those with back sensitivity.

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Bernie Clark Demonstrating movements in Three Part Daoist Breathing
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Three Part Daoist Breathing – Benefits and How To

In this tutorial, we delve into the powerful world of Three-Part Daoist Breathing, a practice expertly guided by Bernie Clark. This ancient technique, deeply rooted in Daoist (taoist) traditions, offers many benefits for mind and body, making it an essential tool for achieving holistic wellness.

Bernie Clark takes us through this journey, beginning in the child’s pose, a position of grounding and tranquillity. With our hands at our sides, we connect with our breath, setting the tone for a transformative experience.

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Kemetic Yoga Poses and its Ancient Egyptian History

Kemetic Yoga, a treasure from Northeastern Africa, is gaining global recognition for its holistic approach to wellness. This ancient form of Egyptian Yoga, Smai Tawi, originates in the land known as Kemet, or ancient Egypt. With deep roots in Egyptian spiritual practices, you can find the history of Kemetic Yoga in wall carvings and hieroglyphic texts within ancient temples.

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Kechari Mudra Exercises -Yoga Tongue Benefits and How

Kechari Mudra, often revered as the “King of All Mudras,” is a highly advanced practice in Raja Yoga and Hatha Yoga Practice is described in sacred texts such as the Hatha Yoga Pradipika and Gheranda Samhita. The practice involves a tongue lock mudra, where the tongue is rolled back and placed into the nasal cavity. The ultimate goal of Kechari Mudra is to attain higher states of consciousness, stimulate the higher chakras and regulate the flow of prana, or life energy, in the physical body. This blog will delve into the exercises and the intricacies involved in this great art of

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Man doing Seated Forward Bend Caterpillar Yin Yoga pose (Paschimottanasana)for yoga for shoulder pain. Kevin Parenteau Yin Yoga
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Caterpillar Pose Unveiling Yin Yoga’s Deep Stretch

Paschimottanasana, commonly called the Caterpillar Pose, is a beloved element of Yin Yoga known for its profound restorative and calming effects. In Sanskrit, ‘Paschima’ translates to ‘west’ or ‘back,’ ‘Uttana’ to ‘intense stretch,’ and ‘Asana’ to ‘pose.’ Thus, Paschimottanasana implies a deep stretch of the back body. This pose emulates a caterpillar, which is small, humble, and on the verge of transformation.

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Kevin Parenteau - Yoga Teacher Asana at Home. Doing Child's Pose (Balasana)for yoga sleep position
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Yoga Sleeping Position and Poses for Better Sleep

The challenges of modern life often infringe on the essential aspects of our well-being, with sleep being a major casualty. However, the importance of sleep cannot be overstated, as it is instrumental in cognitive function, mood regulation, and physical health. Regrettably, issues such as lower back pain, neck pain, and sleep disorders like sleep apnea or insomnia can gravely impair the quality of your sleep.

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Contortion Poses – Flexibility the Ashtanga Yoga Way

Ashtanga Yoga is a disciplined practice emphasizing the integration of flexibility and strength in the body. This article will explore various types of contortion poses names, ranging from intermediate poses to the hardest contortion moves, requiring extreme flexibility performed by advanced yoga practitioners or professional contortionists.

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Our Yoga Blog and Our Values

At Asana at Home, we value the yoga journey’s different aspects and its connection to our values: community, progress, creativity, meaningful relationships, and fun. In addition, we love how yoga connects the mind and the body in many ways, using many forms.

Our Yoga Blog will offer you inspiring personal stories from our students starting on their journey and the valuable experiences they’re learning. You’ll also read motivating personal stories from our teachers about how they got started, what yoga means to them, and essential tips they’ve learned on their journeys. Finally you’ll find articles covering topics in our Yoga Instructor Blog, Beginner Yoga Blog, Yoga Poses, Yoga at Home Blog, Chakra Blog, Health Blog and Meditation Blog.

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