Downward Facing Dog pose

Sanskrit name: Adho Mukha Svanasana.
The yoga pose imitating a dog stretching.
This pose is part of the succession performed for the Sun Salutation pose as well.

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Cobra pose

Sanskrit name: Bhujangasana.
The yoga pose imitating an upward snake. In this pose, imagine yourself breathing through the chest and neck areas.
This pose is part of the succession performed for the Sun Salutation pose as well.

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Child pose

Sanskrit name: Balasana.
The yoga pose where the torso faces the floor in a fetal position, knees and hips bent with the shins on the floor. The entire body rests on one’s calves, parallel to the floor.

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Sun Salutation pose

Sanskrit name: Surya Namaskar.
The Sun Salutation is a succession of several yoga poses which improve flexibility and strengthen the muscles and spine.

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Tree pose

Sanskrit name: Vrksasana.
The yoga pose where the weight of the torso is supported by one leg, the other foot resting on the opposite thigh, hands clasped together above the head, eyes looking forward.

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Shoulderstand pose

Sanskrit name: Sarvangasana.
The yoga pose which imitates a candle, by vertically supporting the weight of one’s legs and torso on one’s shoulders.

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Mountain pose

Sanskrit name: Tadasana.
Yoga pose where, standing upright, with one’s head and neck aligned to the spine, the entire body is maintained active; the abdomen is wound tightly and the lumbar area remains perfectly flat.
Shoulders open and hands held parallel to one’s body, oriented slightly backwards.

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Triangle pose

Sanskrit name: Trikonasana.
The yoga pose where the body takes the shape of a triangle. The pose is executed by standing with the feet one leg-length apart, knees kept straight, bending the torso laterally and touching the ground with one’s palm to the front of the foot. The other arm is extended vertically.

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Warrior pose

Sanskrit name: Virabhadrasana.
Yoga pose conducted in two stages: 1. Warrior pose 1 – One begins in the Mountain pose and bends a knee forward, moving one’s weight onto it. Hands above the head and eyes looking up. 2. Warrior pose 2 – From the Warrior pose 1, hands are lowered parallel to the ground, drawing one’s shoulders downwards. The hand and foot stretched forward are on the same side of the body. Eyes looking ahead, towards the hand.

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Supported Headstand pose

Sanskrit name: Salamba Shirshasana.
The yoga pose where the body rests on one’s head and forearms, bend around the head.
This pose is known as the “Queen” of poses as well.

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Plank pose

Sanskrit name: Uttihita Chaturanga Dandasana.
The yoga pose where one presses his palms against the ground to raise one’s body as high as possible.
This pose is part of the Sun Salutation succession.

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Lower plank pose

Sanskrit name: Chaturanga Dandasana.
This pose is reached by starting in the Plank pose. The body is lowered halfway to the ground.
This pose is part of the Sun Salutation succession.

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Bridge pose

Sanskrit name: Setu Bandha Sarvangasana.
The yoga pose where, the body laying down on the floor, looking up, with the head and hands on the floor, abdomen is arching upwards to the sky.

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Plow pose

Sanskrit name: Halasana.
The yoga pose where one lies on the floor, lifts the legs, and then places them behind the head. The hands sustain the hips or are stretched on the ground, opposite the feet.

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Airplane pose

Sanskrit name: Dekasana.
The yoga pose where the body is lowered upwards, parallel to the ground and supported in one foot. Hands to the sides, outstretched as the wings of a plane.

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The Saw

The Saw is a core Pilates exercise.
While in a sitting position on the ground, with one’s legs wide open, wider than the length of one’s shoulders, the body is rotated so that the small finger of each hand touches the opposite’s foot exterior.

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Criss cross

Cross abdominal exercises are a core Pilates workout, meant to strengthen the abdomen, with an emphasis on the oblique abdominal muscles.

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Rolling ball

The Rolling Ball is a Pilates exercise that requires coordination, balance and focus for proper execution.
The goal is to balance backwards and forwards, with the spine as the core and maintaining the initial compact position.

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