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Bird of Paradise Is the Yoga Pose of the Week

By April 5, 2009

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Bird of paradise is a pose with a fanciful name that involves some fancy footwork. This pose usually follows bound side angle in a sequence. Try it out when your feeling adventurous and your hamstrings are warm.

Bonus points! Anyone know the Sanskrit name for this pose? Leave it in the comments.

April 7, 2009 at 7:57 am
(1) Julia Kalish says:

I always refer to it as a krama for standing visvamittrasana :)

April 9, 2009 at 12:20 am
(2) Bobby Bicepcurls says:

Umm…I think it’s called “Svarga Dvijasana”, right?.

April 13, 2009 at 1:45 pm
(3) Maureen says:

I also think the Sanskrit name for Bird of Paradise is Svarga Dvidasana

April 20, 2009 at 12:02 am
(4) Rita Mertens says:

I’ve referred to the pose as Svarga Dvijasana..

July 19, 2009 at 9:20 pm
(5) Flowgini says:

Visvamittrasana is a completely different pose.

November 22, 2009 at 6:24 pm
(6) Giselle says:

The Bird of Paradise in Sanskrit is: Svarga Dvidasana. A great pose for balance, strength and flexibility.

October 9, 2012 at 9:54 pm
(7) Monica says:

svarga dvidasana, I believe is the sanskrit name for this pose.

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