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Class of 10/09/11

posted Oct 12, 2011, 5:07 PM by Balvihar Teachers Yoga   [ updated Oct 12, 2011, 5:07 PM by Balvihar Administrator ]

Warm ups – For warm ups we did a simple exercise which involves  crossing your arms in front of you and holding your ears and do a series of squatting and standing.  This is done typically in front of Lord Ganesha in India.   In Southern India, it is called “Thoppukaranam” (in Tamil) or “Gunjeellu” (in Telugu) and in Northern India, it is called “Kaan Paati” (in Hindi) and Utah Beshi (in Marathi).  This exercise warms up your body and is supposed to increase one’s focus and concentration.

AsanasThe following poses were practiced in class

For more information on these poses please look up the following link to Yoga Journal  - 

Vrikshasana- Tree Pose

Prasarita Padottanasana-  Wide-Legged Forward Bend

Veerabhadrasana – Warrior Pose

Adho Mukha Svanasana- Downward facing dog

Balasana –  Child Pose

Savasana- Corpse Pose