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Essential Sequence: Stretch into Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana

Posted on 2/23/2016 by Jason Crandell in poses yoga Stretching Jason Crandell Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana Supta Padangusthasan

WHY THIS SEQUENCE WORKS Nothing beats a good side-bending practice. And, truthfully, the recipe for the classic posture Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana is simple: the practice needs to focus on stretching the hamstrings, adductors, and the sides of the torso (which are largely comprised of the lats, obliques, and the quadratus lumborum). The sequence above sticks to these three basic focal points. Let’s break it down a little further:

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Learn to Love Hanumanasana

Posted on 5/9/2012 by Jackie Casal Mahrou in hanumanasana poses

If there is one yoga posture that tests our patience, flexibility, and dedication, it is Hanumanasana, or the forward splits. Unless you are a dancer or gymnast, it can seem ridiculous to even attempt such a huge stretch that can take years to achieve, but therein lies the magic of the pose. While I doubt Hanumanasana is anyone’s favorite pose, we cannot ignore the physical, mental, and spiritual power that this posture can evoke.

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