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Seated Yoga Poses: How-to, Tips, Benefits, Images, Videos

Michael Taylor
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May 02, 2010
Michael Taylor
Co-Founder Of Strala Yoga
By Michael Taylor
Co-Founder Of Strala Yoga
Mike Taylor is the co-founder of Strala Yoga.
May 02, 2010

Grounding and calming, these seated poses provide some of our deepest muscle opening and twisting.

Butterfly - Lean forward slightly, so you can feel your "sit bones" on the ground. More on Butterfly Pose >>

Seated Two Leg Forward Bend - With knees either bent or straight, keep your chest long and open as you come forward... More on Seated Two Leg Forward Bend Pose >>

Seated One Leg Forward Bend - Sit with your knees close to your chest, and extend one leg straight out. More on Seated One Leg Forward Bend Pose >>

Seated Straddle - Sit with knees close to your chest. Using your hands on the floor behind you for balance, lengthen your legs evenly apart to both sides. More on Seated Straddle Pose >>

Pigeon - From a low lunge, lift or walk your front foot over so the ankle is behind your opposite wrist. More on Pigeon Pose >>

Full Pigeon - Set your legs up for a pigeon, and walk your hands back near your hips. More on Full Pigeon Pose >>

Lotus - Sit in a cross-legged position. Ease your right foot on top of your left thigh, gently pulling your heel toward... More on Lotus Pose >>

Boat Pose - Sit down with knees close to your chest, feet on the floor. Keeping your body close to vertical, hold behind your knees and lift... More on Boat Pose >>

Michael Taylor
Michael Taylor

Mike Taylor is the co-founder of Strala Yoga, along with his wife, Tara Stiles. He studied mind-body medicine at Harvard University and complementary medicine at the University of Oxford. Taylor has practiced Eastern movement and healing, including tai chi and qigong, for more than 30 years.

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Michael Taylor
Michael Taylor

Mike Taylor is the co-founder of Strala Yoga, along with his wife, Tara Stiles. He studied mind-body medicine at Harvard University and complementary medicine at the University of Oxford. Taylor has practiced Eastern movement and healing, including tai chi and qigong, for more than 30 years.

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