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Pictures of Yoga Postures

To assist you in your practice are the pictures of yoga postures from the
Baptiste Power of Yoga video.

In each of the pictures of yoga postures below, included is the Sanskrit name and the common name with a brief description of the benefits of each yoga posture. With Yoga you get more for your time commitment, more in your hour, and it makes for a beautiful body.

Breathing deeply during your yoga practice will oxygenate the blood, feed the muscles, and organize the energies of concentration and mental power. During the Baptiste Power of Yoga video and shown in the pictures of yoga postures, this session will strengthen, our mind and body, while awakening our spirit. I will guide you, through a breath based series of yoga postures; vinyasa.

A vinyasa is an unbroken stream of postures (a shown in the pictures of yoga postures below) in which one movement leads to the next, the breath creates and fuels the movement--and the movement changes and shapes the breath. The breath is the link between mind and body.


The pictures of yoga postures were taken at the top of Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County, California which is the backdrop in the Baptiste Power of Yoga video. Take some time to view the Baptiste Power of Yoga on line store with more details about the Baptiste Method of Yoga.

Samasthiti Surya Namaskara Static Squat
Samasthiti - Basic standing position This yoga posture allows you to find balance in your body, with your weight evenly distributed on both sides.
Surya Namaskara - Sun Salute
The opening stretch for a warm up series to stimulate, stretch and awaken the body, mind and heart.
Static Squat
This yoga posture helps you to concentrate and direct your attention, while strengthening and improving back, legs, thighs and calves.
 Chair - pictures of yoga postures Salabhasana Dekasana
Chair
Improves and strengthens muscles in legs, and thighs, while providing flexibility and tone in the upper ams, shoulders and lower spine.
Salabhasana - Locust
Tones and strengthens the back and abdominal area, while firming hips and buttocks.
Dekasana - Airplane
Develops balance, concentration, stamina and determination, while strengthening and shaping the legs, hips, chest, back shoulders, upper arms, and neck.
Eka Pada Rajakapotasana Chandrasana Adho Mukha Svanasana
Eka Pada Rajakapotasana - The Pidgeon
Stretches, and limbers the hips and legs, while relaxing the inner thigh (adductor) muscles.
Chandrasana - The Crescent Lunge
A lunge with a backward bend that strengthens, tones, and lengthens the body, while giving a gentle squeeze to the colon.
Adho Mukha Svanasana -Downward Facing Dog
Stretches, strengthens and relaxes the spine, hamstrings, calf muscles and shoulders. Nourishes and increases the blood flow to the brain. Stimulates the metabolism. A powerful pose for body and mind, improving concentration.
Abdominal Toning Setu Bandha Sarvangasana Urdhva Dhanurasa na
Abdominal Toning -Belly Burners
A series to sculpt, tone, strengthen, and define the muscles of the abdomen and back.
Setu Bandha Sarvangasana - Half Bridge
Opens the chest and shoulder area, keeping the spine elastic. Nourishes the brain and the thyroid gland with a fresh blood supply helping to regulate metabolism.
Urdhva Dhanurasana -The Full Bridge
Strengthens the thigh and the buttock muscles. Stretches and strengthens abdominal muscles, front of hips and increases overall flexibility and strength in the arms and back.

The yoga classes taught in Marin County, California are based on a series of traditional time-tested Hatha Yoga postures [asanas] (as seen in the pictures of yoga postures above and in the video).

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