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Pose of the Week: Padmasana

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Name Translation

Padma-lotus

Benefits

Hip Opener

Calming

Traditional pose for meditation because it allows energy to move freely up the shashunma nadi

Helps develop good posture

Keeps joints and ligaments flexible

Pre-req Poses & Poses That Support Hip Opening

Baddha Konasana

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Side Angle

 

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Ardha Baddha Padma Paschimotanasana

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Upavishta Konasana

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Ardha Baddha Padmotanasana

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Virabhadrasana 2

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Marichiyasana B

 

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Videos

 

Shanna Small has been practicing Ashtanga Yoga and studying the Yoga Sutras since 2001. She has studied in Mysore with Sharath Jois and is the Director of AYS Charlotte, a school for traditional Ashtanga in Charlotte NC. She has written for Yoga International and the Ashtanga Dispatch. Go here for more information on AYS Charlotte. For information on workshops, please e-mail shanna@ashtangayogaproject.com.

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