#14 Utkata Konasana – Goddess Victory Squat Pose
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(LONDON) por Paula Tooths   Squats are a great way to tone your lower body fast! This pose, commonly called “Victory Squat Pose” or ”Goddess Squat,” is a standing, wide-legged squat that will challenge your muscles and your mind. The Sanskrit name for this pose, “Utkata Konasana”, comes from three words: “Utkata” — meaning “powerful” or “fierce”; “Kona” — meaning “angle” and “Asana” — meaning “pose” “Yoga is like music. The rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind, …

#13 Ardha Chandrasana – Half Moon Pose
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(LONDON) por Paula Tooths “Ardha” means half and “chandra” means moon. Please keep in mind that while half moon looks to be a pretty simple posture, practically every joint, muscle, and tendon in the arms, neck, torso, hips, and legs are involved so don’t be discouraged if it feels more challenging than it appears! “Yoga is the perfect opportunity to be curious about who you are” — Jason Crandell As you maintain both sides of half-moon the sides of the …

#12 Padmasana – Lotus Pose
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(LONDON) por Paula Tooths Lotus pose is also called Kamalasana. “All I’m saying is that to liberate the potential of your mind, body and soul, you must first expand your imagination. You see, things are always created twice: first in the workshop of the mind and then, and only then, in reality. I call this process ‘blueprinting’ because anything you create in your outer world began as a simple blueprint in your inner world.” ~ Robin Sharma   ‘Padma’ and …

#11 Surya Namaskar A – Sun Salutation A
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(LONDON) por Paula Tooths # Surya Namaskar is a Prayer in Motion. # “Crying is one of the highest devotional songs. One who knows crying, knows spiritual practice. If you can cry with a pure heart, nothing else compares to such a prayer. Crying includes all the principles of Yoga.” ∞ Kripalvanandji   Surya Namaskar is an ancient form of yoga. It is the art of solar vitalization. This form of yoga is a complete meditative technique in itself as …

#10 Urdhva Hastasana Variation – Upward Salute
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(LONDON) por Paula Tooths   I believe that the same way the sun awakens the seed that grows, always looking for the sun, towards the sun, so does our inner strength and power grow. It can be awakened by the sun and nurtured by it so that we also can do great things. It sounds esoteric, but it’s a very practical approach. You can feel results when Sun Salutations are practiced consistently. So, here I am… with the last pose …

#9 Tadasana Variation (Mountain with Prayer Hands)
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(LONDON) por Paula Tooths “Yoga is not a religion. It is a science, science of well-being, science of youthfulness, science of integrating body, mind and soul.” ∞ Amit Ray Anjali Mudra: Another recognisable gesture which is often used throughout a physical yoga practice – Anjali mudra also connects to the heart center and focuses upon that sense of connecting to our truth and authenticity. This gesture is used in many cultures upon greeting each other to show a sign of …

#8 Bhujangasana – Cobra posture
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(LONDON) por Paula Tooths   Bhujanga is a Sanskrit word used for snake. This asana resembles a snake with its hood raised, hence the name. It is a very rejuvenating exercise!   Yoga is a way to freedom. By its constant practice, we can free ourselves from fear, anguish and loneliness.  ∞ Indra Devi   The cobra pose is one of the most basic yoga stomach exercises. It’s easy for anyone to perform, and is a great way to reduce …

#7 Chaturanga Dandasana – Plank Pose
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(LONDON) por Paula Tooths   At first glance, the plank pose looks similar to a fitness-based push-up. But there are important differences between the two. It’s crucial to ensure you are performing the pose with correct alignment; otherwise, it’s very easy to injure your shoulders, elbows, and wrists. Plank is also part of the Sun Salutation Sequences. “You cannot do Yoga. Yoga is your natural state. What you can do are yoga exercises, which may reveal to you where you …

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