Forward-Bends

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Baddha Konasana

"Baddha" means "locked-up" and "kona" means "angle" in Sanskrit.

Bhadrasana - The Locked Lotus Pose

"Bhadra" means 'beneficial' in Sanskrit.

Janusirasana - Head-to-Knee Pose

"Janu" means "knee" and "Siras" means "head" in Sanskrit. The head is made to rest on the knee in this posture, hence the name.

Padahastasana - Hand-to-Feet Pose

"Pada" means "foot" and "Hasta" means "hand" in Sanskrit. You have to catch your big toes with your hands in this posture.

Paschimotanasana - Posterior Stretch

"Paschima" means 'behind', 'back' or 'posterior' and 'Uttana' means to stretch out in Sanskrit. "Paschimotana" means stretching the posterior regions of the body.

Purna Titali Asana - Full Butterfly Pose

"Titali" means "butterfly" in Sanskrit.

 
Sasankasana - Hare Pose

"Sasanka" means "hare" in Sanskrit. The final position of this asana resembles a bounding hare.

 

 
 
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