CORE YOGA POSES

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CORE YOGA POSES:
A strong core allows for stability and strength and forms the foundation for life on and off our yoga mat. In addition to improving posture and toning our muscles, developing a strong core will help prevent injury by strengthening the psoas, abdominal organs and lumbar spine. A strong core will allow you overcome many physical limitations allowing you to execute your yoga practice with grace and ease.


Yoga Pose One-Legged Unsupported Boat Pose Eka Pada Niralamba Navasana

One-Legged Unsupported Boat Pose

Eka Pada Niralamba Navasana

(EY-kuh PUH-duh nir-AH-luhm-buh nah-VAHS-uh-nuh)
Modification: one leg straight; one knee bent toward the chest, foot off the floor
Pose Type: core, seated
Drishti Point: Padayoragrai or Padayoragre (toes/feet)


Yoga Pose Revolved Boat Pose Parivritta Navasana

Revolved Boat Pose

Parivritta Navasana

(puh-ri-VRIT-tuh nah-VAHS-uh-nuh)
Modification: one leg over the shoulder, both legs straight
Pose Type: core, seated, twist
Drishti Point: Urdhva or Antara Drishti (up to the sky)


Yoga Pose Upward One-Legged Half Bound Lotus Western Intense Stretch Pose Urdhva Eka Pada Ardha Baddha Padma Paschimottanasana

Upward One-Legged Half Bound Lotus Western Intense Stretch Pose

Urdhva Eka Pada Ardha Baddha Padma Paschimottanasana

(OORD-vuh EY-kuh PUH-duh UHR-duh BUH-duh PUHD-muh puhsh-chi-mo-tahn-AHS-uh-nuh)
Also Known As: Upward One-Legged Half Bound Lotus Seated Forward Bend
Pose Type: core, seated, forward bend, binding
Drishti Point: Padayoragrai or Padayoragre (toes/feet)


Yoga Pose Six Triangles Pose Shatkonasana

Six Triangles Pose

Shatkonasana

(shuht-ko-NAHS-uh-nuh)
Modification: top foot on the bottom knee, fingertips to the temples, elbow toward the top knee
Pose Type: core, seated, twist
Drishti Point: Nasagrai or Nasagre (nose)


Yoga Pose Abdominal Lift Upward Facing Western Intense Stretch Jathara Urdhva Mukha Paschimottanasana

Abdominal Lift Upward Facing Western Intense Stretch

Jathara Urdhva Mukha Paschimottanasana

(JAH-tuh-ruh OORD-vuh MUK-uh puhsh-chi-mo-tahn-AHS-uh-nuh)
Also Known As: Abdominal Lift Upward Forward Bend
Modification: head lifted off the floor, forehead to the shins
Pose Type: core, supine
Drishti Point: Nasagrai or Nasagre (nose)


Yoga Pose Boat Pose Navasana

Boat Pose

Navasana

(nah-VAHS-uh-nuh)
Pose Type: core, seated
Drishti Point: Padhayoragrai or Padayoragre (toes/feet)
Variation: arms straight and parallel to the floor, knees bent, shins parallel to the floor


Yoga Pose Reclining Abdominal Lift Pose Dedicated to Garuda Supta Jathara Garudasana

Reclining Abdominal Lift Pose Dedicated to Garuda

Supta Jathara Garudasana

(SUP-tuh JAH-tuh-ruh guh-ru-DAHS-uh-nuh)
Pose Type: core, supine
Drishti Point: Angushtamadhye or Angushta Ma Dyai (thumbs)


Yoga Pose Unsupported Abdominal Lift Lotus Pose Niralamba Jathara Padmasana

Unsupported Abdominal Lift Lotus Pose

Niralamba Jathara Padmasana

(nir-AH-luhm-buh JAH-tuh-tuh puhd-MAHS-uh-nuh)
Modification: arms extended in front, knees to the forearms
Pose Type: core, supine
Drishti Point: Nasagrai or Nasagre (nose)


Yoga Pose Upward Facing Supported Western Intense Stretch Urdhva Mukha Salamba Paschimottanasana

Upward Facing Supported Western Intense Stretch

Urdhva Mukha Salamba Paschimottanasana

(OORD-vuh MUK-uh SAH-luhm-buh puhsh-chi-mo-tahn-AHS-uh-nuh)
Also Known As: Upward Facing Seated Forward Bend
Modification: arms reaching to the front, fingertips to the floor, forehead to the shins
Pose Type: core, seated, forward bend
Drishti Point: Nasagrai or Nasagre (nose)


Yoga Pose Upward One-Legged Half Lotus Western Intense Stretch Pose Urdhva Eka Pada Ardha Padma Paschimottanasana

Upward One-Legged Half Lotus Western Intense Stretch Pose

Urdhva Eka Pada Ardha Padma Paschimottanasana

(OORD-vuh EY-kuh PUH-duh UHR-duh PUHD-muh puhsh-chi-mo-tahn-AHS-uh-nuh)
Also Known As: Upward One-Legged Half Lotus Seated Forward Bend
Modification: grabbing onto the foot, nose to the shin
Pose Type: core, seated, forward bend
Drishti Point: Padayoragrai or Padayoragre (toes/feet) or Nasagrai or Nasagre (nose)


 

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