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Yoga Class on Nov 20, 2011

posted Nov 21, 2011, 12:23 PM by Balvihar Teachers Yoga   [ updated Nov 21, 2011, 12:23 PM by Balvihar Administrator ]
Light Warmups
        The class worked on warming up their hip region by making gentle hip rotations or circles. The warmups also included stretching of the sides by raising their arms and then stretching to one side.
This weeks class was focused on the students performing asanas while lying on their belly.

MarjariAsana (Cat's pose)
  • Stretches the back torso and neck
  • Provides a gentle massage to the spine and belly organ

Click on the link to learn about Marjariasana.

Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog)

  • Calms the brain and helps relieve stress and mild depression
  • Energizes the body
  • Stretches the shoulders, hamstrings, calves, arches, and hands
  • Strengthens the arms and legs
  • Improves digestion
  • Relieves headache, insomnia, back pain, and fatigue

Click on the link to learn about Adho Mukha Svananasana

Balasana (Child's pose)

  • Gently stretches the hips, thighs, and ankles
  • Calms the brain and helps relieve stress and fatigue
  • Relieves back and neck pain when done with head and torso supported

Click on the link to learn about Balasana

Nadi Shodhana Pranayama (Alternate Nostril Breathing)

  • Helps in calming the mind by focusing on the breathing.
  • Stimulates the brain and also provides in cooling down the brain and body.
Homework

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Preview of the Yoga class - Dec 04, 2011
Click here to find out more about Asanas for Dec 04, 2011

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