The Practice

The physical aspects of Raja Yoga, Asana and Pranayama.

Plough / Halasana

Halasana is the third posture in the basic series. If you are comfortable, you may choose to go directly from Sarvangasana into this posture, with no relaxation in between. It is a continuation to Sarvangasana, offering a deep stretch to the upper back and neck muscles but also involving the entire back all…

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Shoulderstand / Sarvangasana

Sarvangasana is the second posture in the sequence. Sarvangasana means All Parts Pose in Sanskrit, named this way because it benefits all the parts of the body. It is an important inversion that will revitalize your whole body, giving you energy and vigor! Benefits: Increased blood flow to the heart and roots of…

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Headstand / Sirshasana

The King of the Asanas is calling! You too can practice the headstand or work towards it by learning the Dolphin to gain strength, flexibility and determination. The Headstand is the first asana in the sequence, but if you are not practicing the headstand yet, please review this post and learn how…

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Sun Salutation / Surya Namaskar

The Sun Salutation is the only “cardio” portion of the practice. It is done as a warm-up before the main asana sequence to stretch out and bring blood flow to the muscles. It can also be practiced any time when a whole asana practice is not possible. There are 12…

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