Here in the West, we tend to take yoga, dice it up and put it into neat little boxes. For example, we have heart-opening yoga poses, yoga for weight loss, yoga for abs, yoga for PMS, etc. 

It’s true that yoga poses can focus on specific regions of the body, but yoga poses are actually all about the mind-body-spirit connection. These heart-opening poses are proof! They support the upper body and open the chest area, and they open us up to more love, compassion and vulnerability.  No matter where you are in your yoga practice, you can find at least one heart-opening pose to both open your physical and emotional body to more love. 

Bow pose, Dhanurasana

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Camel Pose, Ustrasana 

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Cobra Pose, Bhujangasana

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Cow pose, Bitilasana

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Half frog pose, Ardha Bhekasana

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Sphinx pose

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Upward-facing dog, Urdhva much svanasana

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Wild thing, Camatkarasana 

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How to do heart-opening yoga poses

As you can see, some of these poses are more advanced than others. But don’t be intimated or worry to much about how you look. Just listen to your body. Some poses may be available to you, while others may require more time and practice.

Remember to enjoy the ride and practice these poses with love!

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