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Utthita Ardha Dhanurasana (Standing Half Bow Balance)

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Utthita Ardha Dhanurasana is an easier alternative to natarajasana (dancer’s pose). It still develops balance, poise, and grace — as well as flexibility of the spine and expansion of the upper body. How To Practice  Begin in mountain pose. While standing tall on your left foot, begin drawing your right leg back behind

Natarajasana (Dancer’s Pose)

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Natarajasana is pronounced not-ah-raj-AHS-ana. The term “nata” means dancer; “raja” means king. The dancer’s pose is difficult. It should be practiced well into a session — when your muscles, joints, and emotions are flexible.  Natarajasana is one of the names of Siva, Lord of the Dance, inspirer of great Indian bronze

Virabhadrasana III (Warrior III pose)

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Virabhadrasana is pronounced veer-ah-bah-DRAHS-ana. The term “virabhadra” means a mythic warrior sage. The warrior I, II, and III poses are inspired by the mythic character described in the poem “The Birth of the War Lord,” by Kalidasa. The poses are grounding, since they require a firm foundation on the feet.

Virabhadrasana I (Warrior I Pose)

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Virabhadrasana is pronounced veer-ah-bah-DRAHS-ana. The term “virabhadra” means a mythic warrior sage. The warrior I, II, and III poses are inspired by the mythic character described in the poem “The Birth of the War Lord,” by Kalidasa. The poses are grounding, since they require a firm foundation on the feet.

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