March 24 Deliverables

This is the last post of yoga poses. Spencer and I have both learned 25 yoga poses in total and are ready to teach. These last 5 are the most challenging poses out there and will test the knowledge of the people in out class.

Eka Hasta Vrksasana – One Handed Tree Pose

Eka Hasta Vrksasana - One Handed Tree Pose

As if balancing upside down on two hands isn’t tricky enough, some yogis do it on one! This pose is part of the 5th and 6th series in Ashtanga, and would obviously only be suitable for anyone who can nail the regular handstand. If you can do this one, you have super impressive core strength, mental focus, and strong wrists given your whole body is balancing on one of them! (Yogi: Dylan Werner)

Sirsa Padasana – Head To Foot Pose

Sirsa Padasana - Head To Foot Pose

This pose is one of the most intense backbends out there. There is a lot going on: balance, intense mental focus, and the obvious—a combination of muscular strength in the back and deep flexibility of the spine.

Pungu Mayurasana – Wounded Peacock

Pungu Mayurasana - Wounded Peacock Pose

This pose is essentially Peacock – but using only one arm. Peacock strengthens the wrists, shoulders and arms and helps to improve digestion due to the pressure applied by the arms. The one armed version truly tests mental focus, and in the name of digestive balance should be practiced on both sides! (Yogi: Hannah Franco)

Gandha Bherundasana – Formidable Face Pose

Gandha Bherundasana - Formidable Face Pose

One the most pretzel-esque of all the asanas, and at first glance it looks more contortionist than yoga! The final expression is an intense stretch across the front of the body and as well as a full on flexion of the spine. End result—you can now scratch your nose with your toes. (Yogi: Kino MacGregor)

Sayanasana – Scorpion Pose Variation

Shyasana

Care to stand on your elbows and pull your feet up or towards your head? Boom! Sayanasana (pronounced “Shyanasana”). Not just for shy yoga dudes. (Yogi: Dylan Werner)

Coventry, Anna. “10 Insane Yoga Poses You Wish You Could Strike.” DOYOUYOGA.COM. Skyrocket Group Limited, 11 July 2013. Web. 24 Mar. 2017.

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