Forward Folds

Forward Fold

by Restorative Yoga Poses on April 14, 2011

Yoga Forward Fold: Forward folds in yoga help to calm the brain, relieve stress, and counter-act depression. Other benefits include: stimulation of the kidneys and liver helping to cleanse the body, improvement of digestion, and relief from menopausal symptoms. The body benefits from forward folds as consistent practice helps to stretch and lengthen tight hamstrings, […]

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Upavishta Konasana, Supported Wide-Angle Pose

by Restorative Yoga Poses on March 20, 2011

Benefits: This restorative yoga pose focuses on releasing tight adductors (the inner thigh muscle group including the Gracilis). Props: Folded Blanket, Bolster Technique: 1) Start by sitting on the folded blanket placing the pelvis into anterior rotation and engaging a neutral spine. 2) Abduct the legs forming a wide-angle and see that the kneecaps are […]

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Janu Sirsasana, Head-To-Knee Forward Fold

by Restorative Yoga Poses on March 16, 2011

Benefits: This pose stimulates the liver and kidneys and improves digestion. It also provides a deep stretch to the spine, shoulders, and hamstrings helping to relieve mild backache. Other benefits include reduction of anxiety, fatigue, and headache. It promotes a sense of calm and nourishing well-being. Props: Folded Blanket, Strap, Pillow or Bolster Technique: 1) […]

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Adho Mukha Virasana (Downward Facing Supported Hero)

by Restorative Yoga Poses on February 28, 2011

Also known as Salamba Balasana, (Supported Child’s Pose) Benefits: This is a deeply relaxing pose that aims to quiet the mind and calm the body. It gently stretches the hips, thighs, and ankles, and helps to relieve some types of back and neck pain. Props: Bolster or Thick Towel Roll Technique: 1) Come into a […]

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Salamba Balasana, (Supported Child’s Pose)

by Restorative Yoga Poses on February 27, 2011

Benefits: This is a deeply relaxing pose that aims to quiet the mind and calm the body. It gently stretches the hips, thighs, and ankles, and helps to relieve some types of back and neck pain. Props: Bolster or Thick Towel Roll Technique: 1) Come into a kneeling position on your mat with the bolster […]

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Paschimottanasana, Supported Forward Fold

by Restorative Yoga Poses on February 27, 2011

Benefits: This restorative yoga pose is helpful for lengthening hamstrings, calves, and spine. When done properly, it can also alleviate anxiety, fatigue, headache as well as improve digestion and well-being. Props: Rolled blanket or Bolster, pillow, yoga block. Technique: 1) Begin by placing the rolled blanket or bolster under your knees with your knees comfortably […]

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