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Backbends with Senior Teacher Patricia Walden

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A nourishing and illuminative look at backbends with Senior Iyengar Yoga Teacher, Patricia Walden. This class was hosted by the Iyengar Yoga Association of the United States

Asanas: 
Svastikasana
Model: Dona Holleman
English name: Well Being Pose
Practice type: Seated Poses, Standing
Practice level: Intermediate
Adho Mukha Virasana
Credit:  Scuola Yoga Camerino
English name: Downward Facing Hero Pose
Practice type: Forward Bends
Practice level: Beginner
Supta Virasana
Supta Virasana with a Partner
English name: Reclining Hero's Pose
Practice type: Backbends
Practice level: Intermediate
If your thighs insist on sliding apart in this pose, you might try one of two short-term solutions: bind your thighs together with a strap positioned around the mid-thighs; or squeeze a 2- to 3-inch thick book between... more
Eka Pada Bhekasana
Model: Elsie Escobar
English name: One Leg Frog Pose
Practice type: Backbends
Practice level: Intermediate
Bhekasana
English name: Frog Pose
Practice type: Backbends
Practice level: Intermediate
Supta Virasana
Supta Virasana with a Partner
English name: Reclining Hero's Pose
Practice type: Backbends
Practice level: Intermediate
If your thighs insist on sliding apart in this pose, you might try one of two short-term solutions: bind your thighs together with a strap positioned around the mid-thighs; or squeeze a 2- to 3-inch thick book between... more
Adho Mukha Svanasana
Model: Dawn F. Cala Nova, Ibiza, Spain
English name: Downward Facing Dog Pose
Practice type: Standing
Practice level: Beginner
Learn to stretch from the hands to the buttocks and from the heels to the buttocks. - Geeta Iyengar, Preliminary Course. Keep the feet parallel to each other and extend the toes. Move the trunk towards the legs. Take... more
Pascima Namaskarasana
English name: West Side of the Body Namaskar Pose
Practice type:
Practice level: Intermediate
Parsvottanasana
Model: Netta in Parsvottanasana for 2nd Trimester Pregnancy
English name: Intense Stretch of the Sides of the Body Pose
Practice type: Standing
Practice level: Beginner
Press into the big toe mound of both feet to internally rotate thighs.Pull the abdomen towards the spine. Lift the torso out of the pelvis. Extend towards the head to reach the knee. Stretch the spinal... more
Virabhadrasana I
Virabhadrasana I
English name: Pose Dedicated to the Warrior Virabhadra
Practice type: Standing
Practice level: Beginner
Learn to bend the knee to 90 degrees, without allowing the trunk to lean to the front. While bending the right leg to 90, do not bend the left knee. Keep the quadriceps tight. Beginners and those who find it... more
Adho Mukha Svanasana
Model: Dawn F. Cala Nova, Ibiza, Spain
English name: Downward Facing Dog Pose
Practice type: Standing
Practice level: Beginner
Learn to stretch from the hands to the buttocks and from the heels to the buttocks. - Geeta Iyengar, Preliminary Course. Keep the feet parallel to each other and extend the toes. Move the trunk towards the legs. Take... more
Adho Mukha Vrksasana
Model: Nadine Dorrington Credit: Bob Schnell Photography
English name: Downward Facing Tree Pose
Practice type: Arm Balances
Practice level: Intermediate
To learn to practice the pose, practice ardha adho mukha vrksasana, by finding the distance in Adho Mukha Virasana with the toes at the wall. Come to Adho Mukha Svanasana with the heels at the wall and walk the legs up... more
Pincha Mayurasana
Model: Sara Avant Stover
English name: Feather of the Peacock Pose
Practice type: Arm Balances
Practice level: Intermediate
Urdhva Mukha Svanasana
Christy Brock Yogaminded.com
English name: Upward Facing Dog Pose
Practice type: Backbends
Practice level: Intermediate
This asana may be performed with the toes in the same positions as Chaturanga Dandasana. Learn to raise the trunk higher up, using the arms as support.
Ustrasana
Model: Adri Kyser
English name: Camel Pose
Practice type: Backbends
Practice level: Intermediate
Learn to bend backward while keeping control over the legs. Learn to keep the shins pressed down in order to lift the thighs and spine. Do not distort the legs for the sake of bending.If you cannot take the hands down... more
Kapotasana
Model: Cora Wen
English name: Dove or Pidgeon Pose
Practice type: Backbends
Practice level: Advanced
Urdhva Dhanurasana
Lois Steinberg PhD in Urdhva Dhanurasana, Upward Bow Pose
English name: Upward Bow Pose
Practice type: Backbends
Practice level: Intermediate
Dwi Pada Viparita Dandasana
Model: Kathleen Cunningham Credit: Clark Quinn, Yoga Journal 2001
English name: Inverted Two-Footed Staff Pose
Practice type: Backbends
Practice level: Intermediate

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