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Virabhadrasana II  Photo Credit: Iriartin
1. From Tadasana, Move into Uttitha Hasta Padasana, and then Parsva Hasta Padasana.
2. Keep the center of the torso vertical and the chest lifted.
3. Extend the arms out to the sides at shoulder height. Extend the elbows, wrists and fingers. 
4. Exhale. Bend the right knee. The thigh is parallel to the floor. The knee is in line with the ankle. The shin is perpendicular to the floor.
5. Turn the head to look along the outstretched arm. 
Utthita Trikonasana Model: Lois Steinberg, PhD
Stand in Tadasana Inhale deeply and spread the arms and legs apart about 3 - 3.5 feet. The feet are parallel in Uttitha Hasta Padasana.Turn the entire right leg out 90 degrees to the right. Turn the left foot slightly to the right, keeping the left leg stretched from the inside and tightened at the knee. Parsva Hasta Padasana. The Ankle, Knee and Middle of the Thigh are in line.Exhale, extend the trunk sideways and bring the right palm near the right ankle or hold the shin.Stretch the left arm up, bring it in line with the right shoulder and extend the trunk. Back of the legs, the back of the chest and the hips should be in a line. Gaze at the thumb. Inhale, return to Uttitha Hasta Padasana.
Darlene Bink in Vrksasana
"Standing straight on the left leg, bend the right leg and place the right foot on the root of the left thigh. Stand thus like a tree on the ground. This is called Vrikshasana."- The Gheranda-samhita II.36
Credit: Nikolay Titov
Stand erect with the feet together. The heels and big toes touch each other. Rest the heads of metatarsals on the floor and stretch all the toes flat on the floor. Pull the kneecaps up to lift the thighs up.Draw the Abdomen in. Lift the chest. Distribute the weight evenly on the feet. 

Asana Sequences

This class, hosted by Iyengar Yoga Therapeutics, is part of a 6-part therapeutic series on teaching to women either going through menopause and those who are Post-Menopausal. This class focuses on Standing Poses and the main recommendation is to practice supported for those going through menopause and to sharpen the practice once women are Post-Menopausal. We use head support during menopause and also can use a wall for support. Bobby recommended facing towards the wall for moral support during menopause and facing away from the wall for stability in post-menopause. 
From BKS Iyengar's Book, Yoga: The Path to Holisitc Health, There are minor viral infections of the mucous membranes that line the upper respiratory tract, including the nose and throat. The most common symptoms are nasal obstruction and discharge, sinusitis, sore throat, sneezing, coughting and headaches. 
Enjoy the benefits of forward bends for calming and cooling the nervous system during the busy hot days of summer. Join us for this sequence on the 5th Annual Day of Yoga on June 22nd or practice this sequence at another time to cool yourself down.
A beginning yoga sequence to begin to work on some of the foundational yoga poses. 
Strong Beginner Standing Pose class in John's Level I Series of Classes. Listen to a sample and Download This Class! 
A strong Introductory Standing Pose Sequence. Listen to a Sample and Download this Class!
A Strong Standing Poses Class for Beginning Iyengar Students. Listen to a Sample and Download This Class!


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