Gaiam Yoga Fundamentals: Standing Poses

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Gaiam Yoga Fundamentals: Standing Poses


Standing poses increase flexibility, boost strength, improve range of motion, build bone density, and focus the mind. Master the critical alignment points for these foundational poses. End your practice with supporting seated poses. Bonus: pose names are given in English and Sanskrit.

The Gaiam Yoga Fundamentals series features unmatched online yoga instruction from world-renowned instructors Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman.


Introduction to Standing Poses Video
Episode 1 Introduction to Standing Poses
Introduction to Standing Poses (2008)
Episode 1
, 9 minutes
Rodney Yee/Colleen Saidman
Rodney and Colleen explain how to build a strong foundation from the ground up, focusing on three key areas: your feet, pelvis and spine.
Available worldwide
Mountain/Tadasana Video
Episode 2 Mountain/Tadasana
Mountain/Tadasana (2008)
Episode 2
, 6 minutes
Rodney Yee/Colleen Saidman
Learn the subtle alignment cues that make mountain pose the foundation for all other standing poses.
Available worldwide
Downward-Facing Dog/Adho Mukha Svanasana Video
Episode 3 Downward-Facing Dog/Adho Mukha Svanasana
Downward-Facing Dog/Adho Mukha Svanasana (2008)
Episode 3
, 3 minutes
Rodney Yee/Colleen Saidman
Experiment with the three versions of downward-facing dog and learn how to tailor this invigorating pose to your body.
Available worldwide
Standing Forward Bend/Uttanasana Video
Episode 4 Standing Forward Bend/Uttanasana
Standing Forward Bend/Uttanasana (2008)
Episode 4
, 4 minutes
Rodney Yee/Colleen Saidman
The standing forward bend quiets the mind and helps alleviate stress
Available worldwide

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martisure, posted on October 26, 2014

I just can't keep my right foot towards the inner left keeps on sliding down...with the left, no problem. Any suggestions?

sirinam, posted on March 7, 2012

will this fundamental series be available on Roku?

AspenM@Gaia, posted on March 13, 2012

Hi sirinam,

We do plan to have all videos available on all devices. I do not have a set date for that to happen but it should be sometime this summer. We appreciate your patience. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at Thank you!

Aspen Meade
Gaiam TV Customer Relations

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