Poses

Below are a collection of videos created by Yoga Bear volunteers. These poses range in skill and experience, so some of them may be more useful to watch than try. Remember, most poses have modifications to accommodate everyone. Always listen to your body, and never put yourself in an uncomfortable position. We hope you enjoy these videos!
Bhramari Breath (Black Humming Bee Breath)
Detailed instructions for practicing Bhramari Breath. It is the most healing of Pranayama and is used as therapy for most ailments... The practice of Bhramari calms the mind, reduces stress, cerebral tensions, anger, anxiety, insomnia; blood pressure is also lowered. This Pranayama is very effective in speeding up the healing of body tissues and may be practiced after surgeries. It has a calming effect on entire nervous system.
Plank Pose Modifications
Here we show you some modifications for plank pose, which gets its name from the fact that the body is stretched out straight like a stiff plank.

Meditation
In this video, Roberta shares tips on establishing a meditation practice.

Tree Pose Modifications
Tree pose is a standing position that improves balance. Here we show you several modifications. The challenge of this pose is maintaining balance on one leg. Wobbly balance is often the result of a restless mind or distracted attention. Regular practice of this posture will help focus the mind and cultivate concentration.
Counter Stretch for the Spine
This is a wonderful pose for anyone who has back pain, sciatica, scoliosis, lordosis and kyphosis.


Lunge Poses and One-Legged King Pigeon Modifications


Eka Pada Sirsasana Variation
Eka means one. Pada is the foot. Sirsasana translates as 'head pose'. This variation of Sirsasana is done using a wall as a prop. Sirsasana is a very beneficial and powerful pose when practiced properly. It is considered the King of all asanas. The benefits include improved circulation, improved balance and poise, increased vitality as well strengthening the immune system.


Wheel Pose Modifications
Instructions for moving into urdhva dhanurasana (Upward Bow pose/wheel) using a chair as a prop. This asana is very beneficial for combating fatigue. This is an intermediate level pose.

Side Crow Pose Modifications
This is a more advanced arm pose.

Flying Crow Modification
This is a more advanced pose.

Downward Facing Dog
This is one of the most common poses, that you are likely to encounter in your yoga classes. Here, Roberta discusses some common problems for this pose.

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