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Each position and pose of Yoga brings a new connection to Body, Mind and Spirit.
Chin Mudra                        Cow Posture

Hands in "Chin Mudra"
legs in Full Lotus-Pranayama (Breath control) Mudra (seal)
= Effect=Create Strength & Energy.
                        "Cow Posture"
Double leg forward fold=EFFECT+ opening body.
Cow Face"                        Malasana
"Cow Face" variation,
in Sukasana (easy seat posture)=
EFFECT+ easy on knees, chest opener.
             Forward fold "Malasana"
(garland posture)=EFFECT+ opens pelvic area, stretches back muscles build strength in ankles, balance.
                       Ardha Matsyendrasana
Full expression of "Malasana"
(garland posture) hands in Anjali Mudra (prayer Seal) =
EFFECT+ Stability & Strength.
                   "Ardha Matsyendrasana"
(1/2 Lord of the Fishes EFFECT=massages internal organs, aligns spine, opens shoulders.
                       Urdhva Dhanurasana
Seated "Meditation"=EFFECT-calming.                       "Urdhva Dhanurasana"
(upward facing bow)=EFFECT+flexibility of spine,energizing, opens chest & shoulders, helps expand lungs so relieves asthma symptoms.
"Eka Pada Rajakapotasana"
(Royal Pigeon Posture)=EFFECT+stretches shoulders, opens chest, stengthens hips.
Modified "Pigeon"
=Effect+ start to open hip joints, spine flexibility, energizing
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