Top five favorite yoga poses

One of the hardest lists I could write is to narrow down the thousands of yoga poses into five of my favorite.  What I enjoy today can change tomorrow, in a few months or years as my yoga practice is constantly evolving.

triangle pose
1. Trikasana (Triangle Pose) This may have been the first pose that I really “got.” A teacher years ago gave me that perfect adjustment where my body fell into alignment.  I enjoy the fact my front leg is straight which gives my sore quads a break from Warrior 2 and Side Angle (bent knee poses).

king pigeon
2. Eka Pada Raja Kapotasana (King Pigeon) My love for this asana begins with how beautiful it is.  It appears graceful and ballet-like, although in actuality is a challenging hip opener and back bend.

3. Ustrasana (Camel) For me this asana is my most accessible back bend.  Although intense, I feel the deepest heart opening and euphoria from back bending on my knees.

boat pose
4. Navasana (Boat Pose) Strengthening my core is always a priority to me.  I enjoy boat pose, as I don’t feel as much strain on my neck or shoulders as I do in other plank-type core poses.

seated twist
5. Ardha Matsyendrasana (Seated twist) This grounding twist cleanses my organs and releases toxins leaving me to feel rejuvenated and taller.

Now I ask you what your Top 5 favorite yoga poses are right now. 



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