Learn how to come easily into the yoga pigeon posture, kapotasana, with this video. With a combination of slow, explanatory stretches, you will be better able to come deeply into this posture, considered one of the best for stretching many muscles at the same time. It might be helpful to do a warm-up of at least a few sun salutations beforehand.
Demonstrated by Ruth and Mahashakti. Camera Eduard. Voice Sita.
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Sun salutations for complete beginners goes very slowly through the 12 steps of the sun salutations, explaining at each step what to do. Several rounds follow at a slow pace so you can learn how to do them and follow along. Considered the best warm-up exercise before beginning asanas, or yoga postures, they can also be done as a practice unto themselves.
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This basic yoga exercise in order to strengthen the psoas muscles, which connect the legs to the body, and are responsible for posture in the body.
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Practice this basic yoga exercise in order to strengthen the psoas muscles, which connect the legs to the body, and are responsible for posture in the body.
Mastering this exercise will also help you with other yoga postures. Good for beginners and more advanced practitioners. Demonstrated by Ruth and Mahashakti at Yoga Vidya Bad Meinberg.
Camera: Eduard. Speaker: Sita.
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Join Narayani for a few thoughts on the cobra, bhujangasana, plus a demonstration. The video includes cobra to inverted-v (downward dog), several repetitions of coming into the cobra, a counter-stretch, and cobra with simhasana and sitali. A very informative and inspirational routine that can be done on its own, or as part of a yoga class. For all levels.
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