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Pose of the Week: Namaskar

The Pose of the Week, this week, is not actually a pose, it is a mudra. It is Namaskar Mudra. A mudra is a hand gesture. It can be incorporated into many other poses, find out which ones in this short read.

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Pose of the Week: Parsvottanasana

This week’s pose is Parsvottanasana. Parsva = side or flank. Uttana = (Ut = intense, and tan= to extend, stretch, lengthen) means an intense stretch, and Asana = Pose/Posture. ‘The name implies a pose in which the side of the chest is stretched intensely.’

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Pose of the Week: Savasana

This week’s pose is Savasana. Sava = Corpse and Asana = Pose/Posture. But you knew that already, didn’t you?! It’s one of the first Sanskrit words that are embedded in your memory!

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Pose of the Week: Navasana

This week’s pose is Navasana. Nava= Ship, boat or vessel, and Asana= pose/posture. There are 2 versions of this asana – Paripurna (full/complete) and Ardha (half). Today we are looking at the full version of Boat Pose.

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