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Yoga Pose of the Month: Hanumanasana

hanumanasana In honor of this year’s Hanuman Jayanti (aka Hanuman’s birthday) on this full moon day of April 22nd, I felt it quite fitting to have this month’s Yoga pose be Hanumanasana, the very pose that is named after the lovable Monkey God.  Hanuman represents courage, strength and devotion which are the very qualities this posture offers to one that practices it on a regular basis.  Hanuman, as the son of Vayu (wind), was known for his giant leaps using his back leg to propel the jump, and the other leg stretched to the front to guide the way.  Hanumanasana or the front splits, is an advanced posture that needs to be practiced in a modified version, until the openness of the shoulders, hips, lower back and hamstrings come with ease.  This can be acquired with patience and consistent practice, along with utilizing other postures to open these areas of the body. Continue reading »

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