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Lesson Overview

  • Features: Sukhasanaa (Easy Posture), Siddhasana (Accomplished Pose), Virasana (Hero’s Pose), Padmasana (Lotus Posture) and related pose, Baddha Padmasana (Bound Lotus Posture)
  • Objective: Become knowledgeable about the poses 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.

Sukhasana

soo-KAHS-ah-nah

“sukha” = easy, comfortable

Easy Posture

Swastikasana

“svastik” = auspicious

Auspicious Pose

Siddhasana

sid-AHS-ah-nah

“siddis” = psychic powers

Accomplished Pose

Vajrasana

vuj-RAHS-uh-nuh

“vajra” = thunderbolt or diamond

Thunderbolt Pose

Also known as: Diamond Pose

Virasana

veer-AHS-ah-nah

“vira” = a hero

Hero’s Pose

Padmasana

pod-MAHS-ah-nah

“padma” = lotus

Lotus Posture

Heart of Poses

Meditation Seat

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