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Goddess Pose – Overview

Lesson Overview

  • Features: Goddess Pose (known as Horse Stance in some traditions) and its variations.
  • Objective: Become knowledgeable about the pose and review detailed teaching considerations.
  • Description: Explain the Sanskrit naming; contraindications and cautions; associated benefits and typical effects; instructions and cues for setting up and practicing the pose; variations to meet particular intentions and needs; and more teaching considerations.

Pose Names

  • Goddess Pose
  • Goddess Squat
  • Victory Squat
  • High Malasana

Heart of Pose

  • Strengthening
  • Opening
  • Building Stamina
Divine Inspiration

Goddess Pose honors the sacred feminine through embracing wholeness and the many life-giving aspects of the divine… We can experience this power by unfolding several of the many divine forms of the feminine energy, or the Goddesses within, while practicing Goddess Pose. – Chrisandra Fox Walker, Yoga Tree, Pose of the Month: Goddess Pose  link

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