Although this video has many poses, we want to focus on Virabhadrasana I. Warrior I is an closed hip asana. It strengthens the Arms, Shoulder, Thigh, Human back, Ankle, Calf and Stretches the Shoulder, Thigh, Thorax, Ankle, Neck, Calf, Inguinal region, Lung, Navel. The poses can be entered from a standing position, Tadasana, jumping or stepping the feet wide apart. For Virabhadrasana I, the hips are turned to face the front foot, which is turned fully outwards; the back foot is turned halfway inwards. Pressing the outside edge of the back foot helps engaging the back leg. It is part of the Sun Salutation B and it’s an awesome asana!!!
Crane Pose/Crow Pose, called Bakasana in Sanskrit
A compact arm balance, Crane Pose/Crow Pose, called Bakasana in Sanskrit, encourages toning in the abs and the arms, strengthening in the core, and improves focus in the mind. Beginner’s Tip
Beginners tend to move into this pose by lifting their buttocks high away from their heels. In Bakasana try to keep yourself tucked tight, with the heels and buttocks close together. When you are ready to take the feet off the floor, push the upper arms against the shins and draw your inner groins deep into the pelvis to help you with the lift.
Strengthens arms and wrists
Stretches the upper back
Strengthens the abdominal muscles
Opens the groins
Tones the abdominal organs
Asana of the week: Warrior II (Virabhadrasana II)
Asana of the week: Warrior II (Virabhadrasana II). Some of the benefits of this posture are: Stretches your hips, groins and shoulders. Opens your chest and lungs. Energizes tired limbs.
Stimulates your abdominal organs.
Develops balance and stability.
Improves circulation and respiration.
Extended Side Angle
Extended Side Angle offers many benefits including strengthening and stretching the legs, hips, and hamstrings. It also opens the chest and shoulders, which can be beneficial if you have any stiffness in your shoulders or back. Extended Side Angle is also a great side body stretch.
Navasana or boat pose
Here is one of our favorite asanas!Navasana or boat pose. With Navasana, you'll build strong abdominal muscles that can help support your lower back. The process of coordinating the work of your limbs and your torso while strengthening your spine will also teach you about your breath, your attention span, your emotions, and your very nature.
Sarvangasana (shoulder Stand) & Halasana (Plow Pose)
Traditionally, both Sarvangasana and Halasana have been considered a finishing pose and is usually found near the end of an asana session. Finishing poses help prepare the practitioner for relaxation, Pranayama, and meditation. As a transition from a movement-based practice to a sitting practice, Sarvangasana and Halasana taps into the body’s natural processes of relaxation by pacifying the nerves, soothing the brain and heart, and regulating the breath. This develops the stillness and alertness necessary for pranayama and meditation.