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Favourite yoga poses/sequences

Postby fraser » Sat Dec 06, 2008 12:50 pm

What is your favourite pose and why? Least favourite?

I love doing trikonasana/triangle pose, that lower back stretch is just great, but i really don't enjoy revolved triangle(only know the english for that one). Probably cos i find it so much more awkward.

I also love the sun salute, especially when i get the breathing and movement in a continuous flow.

I've left out loads of things that i can't do at all, like lotus.

Anyone else got favourites?
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Postby stateofflux » Sat Dec 06, 2008 1:31 pm

I love arm balances like Crane Pose http://www.yogajournal.com/poses/468 most but I'm not that great at them. I just find them liberating, it's quite a hard feeling to verbalise! Hip openers are a joy as well.

I don't enjoy back bends, especially the Bow, I'm just terribly inflexible and it's always unsatisfying and uncomfortable. I do like this back bend though http://www.yogajournal.com/poses/863
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Postby emm7 » Sat Dec 06, 2008 3:23 pm

Half moon pose (Ardha Chandrasana)

reclining bound angle pose
Supta Baddha Konasana

legs up the wall
Viparita Karani

and of course Shivasana !!!
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Postby Rubber_Ritchie » Sun Dec 07, 2008 1:47 pm

I think the sun salutation is a great sequence. I do them every day when I wake up. It's a chore but after a couple my body thanks me.

I like doing dynamic splits in headstand.
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Postby Carin » Sat Dec 13, 2008 9:45 pm

I love to do the Ardha Chandrasana (Back bend compression of spine) see:
http://www.bikram-yoga-noosa-australia. ... rasana.htm
Especially after running

But every morning I start with the sun salute. To make my body awake, and feel the blood going trough my whole body.
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Postby Pagan » Thu Apr 09, 2009 10:52 am

Basic sun salutation in the mornings.. but my favourite single position is a basic shoulder stand for total relaxation
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Postby SandGroper » Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:43 pm

The corpse pose for me too Emm.

Otherwise I love the spinal twists, especially the supine ones where body weight does all the work.

All the forward bends are difficult (cyclists legs!). The sun salutation isn't fun for me!
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Postby Pro Radii » Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:49 am

I love love love Dhanurasana and Ustrasana! They make me want to die, but they feel so amazing! Like my spine is curling up like a pearl necklace; it is wonderful.

I hate locust pose. Not only does it make me want to die, but it makes me want to kill someone else too! Of course, it's always the postures we hate most that we need to focus on.
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Postby lobsteriffic » Fri Apr 10, 2009 3:03 pm


and of course Shivasana !!!

Best pose ever.
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Postby theblackcat » Thu Apr 23, 2009 12:00 am

This one to do: http://www.yogajournal.com/poses/481

I find it helps me to shake off fatigue & focus.

This one to watch: http://www.yogajournal.com/poses/2467

Pretty self-explanatory ;)
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Postby violetti » Sat Jan 09, 2010 8:35 pm

started astanga yoga a few months ago. have had some break but... now going on again.

utthita trikonasana - absolutely my favourite <3
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Postby virago » Sun Jan 10, 2010 3:22 pm

I've had an on-off relationship with yoga for the last 10 or so years, I really should do it more often to clear my head.

I enjoy half headstand - I feel more stable and straight-backed than when wobbling in full headstand.

Also butterfly pose - opening and stretching my hips and groin feels lovely.

But forward bends (seated) are my favourite in general, the gentle stretch to the whole of the back of the body is fab :)
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Re: Favourite yoga poses/sequences

Postby sonnyd7 » Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:23 pm

keepin it simple, child's pose

it's a great stretch that hits most of the muscles that are used for surfing
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Re: Favourite yoga poses/sequences

Postby BlueRose » Thu Mar 25, 2010 4:41 pm

Love lunges, HATE core. So I deliberately request core in my yoga classes so I can work on it. :D
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Re: Favourite yoga poses/sequences

Postby violetti » Fri Jul 23, 2010 9:17 am

Paschimattanasana A
Janu shirshasana A

... and kind of all the time favourite: Salamba sarvangasana
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