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Standing Yoga Postures

The standing postures are used to build a foundation of strength and balance in the body. The poses can be as simple or as complicated as you require, but they are fundamentally about creating stability in the body to support all other movements. 

As the mind and the body follow each other, these postures can also be used as a psychological tool to build mental strength and stability. 

Try to make sure you actively engage the muscles and work on the poses that you find difficult. 

Virbhadrasana-3-Warrior-3-postureVirbhadrasana 3 – Warrior 3 posture
To be in sync with what we are talking about please read about the other two posts on warrior-1 and… Read More »Virbhadrasana 3 – Warrior 3 posture
Virbhadrasana-1-Warrior-1Virbhadrasana 1- Warrior 1
Vir-bhadra-asana 1, the gracious warrior (vir- courageous, warrior; bhadra- gracious). These are the characteristics of a true warrior. The gracious… Read More »Virbhadrasana 1- Warrior 1
Virbhadrasana 2- Warrior 2Virbhadrasana 2- Warrior 2
In the first posture from this series (Warrior-1) we discussed the warrior spirit, how we can use it in certain… Read More »Virbhadrasana 2- Warrior 2
Utthita-Parsvakonasana-Extended-Side-Angle-postureUtthita Parsvakonasana – Extended Side Angle Posture
Utthita = extended Parsva = side, Kon = angle Utthita Parsvakonasana Utthita Parsvakonasana variation Steps 1. Begin in Samasthiti (Mountain… Read More »Utthita Parsvakonasana – Extended Side Angle Posture
Vrikshasana-Tree-postureVrikshasana- Tree posture
Vriksha means tree, hence the name Tree posture. Steps: Stand in Tadasana (Mountain posture – straight legs, feet together, arms by… Read More »Vrikshasana- Tree posture
Samasthiti-Equal-Standing-Posture-Tadasana-mountain-PostureSamasthiti – Equal Standing Posture / Tadasana – Mountain Posture
Sanksrit Translation Sama = Equal/Upright/Straight/Level/Balanced     Sthiti = Stand/Stay Tad = Mountain This is often not regarded as a… Read More »Samasthiti – Equal Standing Posture / Tadasana – Mountain Posture
Garudasana-Eagle-PostureGarudasana – Eagle Posture
This is a really nice posture, although it can take a little while to get the balance right. Steps: Begin… Read More »Garudasana – Eagle Posture
Utthita-Trikonasana-Extended-Triangle-PostureUtthita Trikonasana – Extended Triangle Posture
Utthita means extended or stretched, trikon means triangle. Steps: Stand in Tadasana. Inhale and spread your feet about 3 to… Read More »Utthita Trikonasana – Extended Triangle Posture
Parivrtta-Trikonasana-Revolved-triangle-postureParivrtta Trikonasana – Revolved triangle posture
Parivrtta means revolved, trikon means triangle. Steps: Stand in Tadasana. Inhale and spread your feet about 3 to 3.5 ft apart… Read More »Parivrtta Trikonasana – Revolved triangle posture
Utkatasana-Fierce-Posture-chair-poseUtkatasana – Fierce Posture
Also known as chair posture Steps: Start in Samathiti (equal standing posture).  Inhale and raise your arms up, perpendicular to… Read More »Utkatasana – Fierce Posture