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Pranayama - Standing Deep Breathing
Expands lungs to full capacity, increases circulation to the whole body
Ardha-chandrasana - Half Moon Pose
Firms and trims waistline, hips, abdomen, buttocks, thighs
Pada-hastasana - Hands to Feet Pose
Increases flexibility to the spine and the sciatic nerves, tendons, and ligaments of the legs, while improving blood circulation to the legs
Utkatasana - Awkward Pose
Strengthens and firms thigh, calf and hip muscle. Makes hip joints flexible. Increases blood flow to knees and ankles, relieving rheumatism, arthritis and gout pains.
Garurasana - Eagle Pose
Firms calves, thighs, hips, abdomen, upper arms. Improves hip, knee and ankle flexibility. Strengthens latissimus dorsi, trapezius and deltoid muscles.
Dandayamana-janushirasana - Standing Head to Knee Pose
Tightens abdominal and thigh muscles. Strengthens hamstrings, thigh biceps, deltoids, latissimus dorsi, trapezius, scapula, biceps and triceps
Dandayamana-Dhanurasana-Standing Bow Pulling Pose
Traps, then floods each organ with superoxygenated blood. Firms the abdominal wall and upper thighs, tightens upper arms, hips and buttocks.
Tuladandasana- Balancing Stick
Increases circulation, strengthens heart muscle, stretches lung capacity, improves flexibility, strength and muscle tone of shoulders, upper arms, spine and hip joints.
Dandayamana-Bibhaktapada-Paschimotthanasana - Standing Separate Leg Stretching Pose
Prevents sciatica by stretching and strengthening sciatic nerves and leg tendons. Improves thighs’ and calves’ muscle tone and flexibility, flexibility of the pelvis, ankles, hip joints and five lowest vertebrae.
Trikanasana - Triangle Pose
Firms upper thighs and hips, slims waistline, improves deltoid, trapezius,
scapula and latissimus muscles.
Dandayamana-Bibhaktapada-Janushirasana - Standing Separate Leg Head to Knee Pose
Slims abdomen, waist, hips, buttocks, upper thighs.
Tadasana - Tree
Improves posture and balance, increases ankle, knee and hip joint
flexibility. Strengthens internal oblique muscles to prevent hernia.
Padangustasana - Toe Stand Pose
Relieves gout and rheumatism of the knees, ankles and feet.
Savasana - Dead Body pose
Restores blood circulation to normal, teaches complete relaxation.
Pavanamuktasana - Wind Removing Pose
Prevents abdominal discomforts. Improves hip joint flexibility. Firms the
abdomen, thighs and hips.
Bhujangasana - Cobra
Helps prevent lower backache and cure spinal lumbago, rheumatism and
arthritis. Strengthens deltoids, trapezius, triceps.
Salabhasana - Locust Pose
Cures spinal problems and tennis elbow, firms buttocks and hips.
Poorna-Salabhasana - Full Locust Pose
Firms abdominal muscles, upper arms, hips, thighs.
Dhanurasana - Bow Pose
Relieves backaches, increases oxygen intake. Strengthens abdominal
muscles, upper arms, thighs and hips. Improves flexibility of the scapula, latissimus, deltoid and trapezius muscles.
Supta-Vajrasana - Fixed Firm Pose
Slims thighs, firms calf muscles, strengthens the abdomen. Strengthens
and improves flexibility of lower spine, knees and ankles.
Arda-Kurmasana - Half Tortoise Pose
Firms the abdomen and thighs. Strengthens hip joint, scapula, deltoid, triceps and latissimus dorsi muscles.
Ustrasana - Camel
Improves spine and neck flexibility, firms and slims abdomen and waist.
Sasangasana - Rabbit
Maintains the spine and back muscles’ mobility and elasticity. Improves trapezius and scapula flexibility.
Janushirasana - Head to Knee Pose
Improves and increases flexibility of the sciatic nerves, ankles, knees, hip joints, trapezius, deltoid, erectus femoris and biceps muscles.
Ardha-Matsyendrasana - Spinal Twist
Increases circulation and nutrition to spinal nerves, veins and tissues. Improves spinal elasticity and hip joint flexibility.
Kapalbhati in Vajrasana - Blowing in Firm Pose
Strengthens abdominal organs, increases circulation, strengthens abdominal wall, trims waistline.