Upward Boat Pose, Posture, Benefits

Urdva Navasana Lying on stomach with both arms extended out front, arch back and lift off arms and legs from ground. Extend out through hands and feet. Benefits Good for the back. Tones the abdominal organs. What it looks like A magic carpet, a flying fish, a boat, Superman, Superwoman.

Side Angle Pose Yoga, Parsvakonasana, Pregnancy, Benefits

Parsvakonasana Begin with legs wide apart on the mat. Turn left foot in 60 degrees, and extend right foot out straight. Bend right knee to about a 90 degree angle, bring arm and elbow either down to the right knee or down to the outside of the right ankle. Extend left arm up over head, pinky pointing down. Reverse. Benefits Side Angle Pose Builds stamina. Good for toning ankles, knees and thighs. Develops the chest and opens the shoulders. What it looks like Traveling up and down hills, going places, … Continue reading

Dance Pose Yoga, Posture, Exercises

Natarajasana Begin standing on one leg and bring knee to hands. Bring right hand to hold right big toe. Then arch back and tuck tailbone. Press foot into hand. Extend left hand out and bow forward, balance. Reverse sides. Extended Legs Pose Windmill Feather Dancer Pose Benefits Strengthens leg muscles. Develops poise. Stretches the shoulders and expands the chest. Benefits the spine. What it looks like A dancer, a tea pot, a lightening bolt, a hunter, a gazelle.

Fish Pose Yoga for Thyroid, Nausea, Kids & Benefits, Postures

Matsyasana Sit on hands, preferably palms facing down. Legs are extended. Drop elbows down to floor and arch back. Slide back enough so that head will touch the floor. Benefits Good for the abdominal organs. What it looks like A fish, a sleeping mermaid.

Camel Pose Yoga for Pregnancy & Benefits, Asana, Position

Ustrasana Kneeling with toes curved under or flat on the floor, place hands on hips. Extend and lift the spine as you arch the back. Drop the hands back onto the heels, press the hips forward, tuck tailbone. Benefits Develops hamstrings and inner thighs. Calms the mind and removes fatigue. Removes stiffness in neck and shoulders. What it looks like Camel Pose A tunnel, a mountain, going down a well to fetch water, any pose when a heart–opening realization occurs.