Malasana

Dancer Pose or Lord of the Dance Pose

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Pronunciation: ma-lah-sa-nuh
Sanskrit: मालाआसन

Vayu

balances apana and prana with focus on apana. Activates samana

Dosha

vata, pitta

Energetics

langhana

Contraindications

low back, ankle, hips, knee

Chakra

1-3, 6th with gaze

Guna

tamas

Drishti

3rd eye or tip of the nose

The asanas are useful maps to explore yourself, but they are not the territory.

Donna Farhi
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