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Pose of the Week: Purvottanasana

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Name translation:

Purvo-East. Referring to the front of the body. Uttana-intense stretch(Light on Yoga by BKS Iyengar)

Benefits of the pose:

Strengthens core, abs,quads, wrists, ankles

Opens shoulders

Counter pose to forward folds

What is needed to do full pose:

Open shoulders

Strong Core and

Strong quads

Pre-requisite poses:

Parsvakonasana

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Chaturanga

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Virabhadrasana

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Utkatasana

Parsv0ttanasana

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Prasarita Padotanasana C

Video

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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