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How to do the Pigeon Kapotasana

Learn how to come easily into the yoga pigeon posture, kapotasana, with this video. With a combination of slow, explanatory stretches, you will be better able to come deeply into this posture, considered one of the best for stretching many muscles at the same time. It might be helpful to do a warm-up of at least a few sun salutations beforehand.

Demonstrated by Ruth and Mahashakti. Camera Eduard. Voice Sita.

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Sun Salutations for Complete Beginners

Sun salutations for complete beginners goes very slowly through the 12 steps of the sun salutations, explaining at each step what to do. Several rounds follow at a slow pace so you can learn how to do them and follow along. Considered the best warm-up exercise before beginning asanas, or yoga postures, they can also be done as a practice unto themselves.

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This basic yoga exercise in order to strengthen the psoas muscles, which connect the legs to the body, and are responsible for posture in the body.

Yoga Vidya - Europe’s leading Yoga Retreat Centre

Yoga Vidya is a nonprofit organization whose aim is to spread the knowledge (vidya) of holistic Yoga. Founded by Sukadev Bretz in 1992, Yoga Vidya now runs 4 ashrams, 100 Yoga centres in various cities and has trained more than 17.000 top-quality yoga teachers. This makes us Europe’s leading and largest yoga educational organization. We teach in the tradition of Swami Sivananda, welcoming people of all spiritual paths and traditions of yoga.

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Yoga Leg Lifts

Practice this basic yoga exercise in order to strengthen the psoas muscles, which connect the legs to the body, and are responsible for posture in the body.

Mastering this exercise will also help you with other yoga postures. Good for beginners and more advanced practitioners. Demonstrated by Ruth and Mahashakti at Yoga Vidya Bad Meinberg.

Camera: Eduard. Speaker: Sita.

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narayani cobra thoughts

Join Narayani for a few thoughts on the cobra, bhujangasana, plus a demonstration. The video includes cobra to inverted-v (downward dog), several repetitions of coming into the cobra, a counter-stretch, and cobra with simhasana and sitali. A very informative and inspirational routine that can be done on its own, or as part of a yoga class. For all levels.

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Namastasyai Namo Namah - Sundaram and Katyayani with group

Katyayani, Sundaram and the group are chanting: Namastasyai Namo Namah. You can find this kirtan in our kirtanbook No. 691. If you are interested in one of o...
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Ambe Jagadambe - by Nilakantha

Nilakantha is singing the mantra: "Ambe Jagadambe". You can find this Kirtan in our Kirtanbook No.329. Ambe Jagadambe Jagadambe Jay Jay Ma If you are interes...
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I am director of a non-profit yoga organisation called Yoga Vidya and we spread the word about yoga, aryurveda and health in the tradition of Swami Sivananda
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I am a Yoga and Meditation Teacher in Germany. I am teaching at Yoga Vidya, a non-profit network of Yoga Ashrams, Yoga Centers and Yoga Teachers. I have been teaching Yoga since 1981. Yoga Vidya Ashram Germany is most likely the biggest Yoga Ashram outside India. Seminars, Yoga Teacher's Training Courses and Intensives are taught in German, Spanish and English. More info on Yoga, Meditation and Ayurveda in International Yoga Community

Here is a Beginner`s Yoga Video, with which you can get started in your Yoga Practice:

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Here you see one of my favorite paintings of Yoga Master Swami Sivananda a Yoga and meditation Master of the 19th Century, painted by Michael Ball from Yoga Vidya Frankfurt:

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Slide Show of Chakras - paintings of Yoga teacher Sharada

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At 5:14pm on October 6, 2010, 12seconds for Peace said…
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