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Category: Arm Balances

Know your asana: Vashisthasana

Yoga Practice December 12, 2017

A more challenging variation of Ek Hath Santolanasana is Vashisthasana.  The sanskrit word “Vasistha”  means “most excellent, best, richest.” Vasistha is the name of several well-known sages in the yoga tradition. What is so special about Vashisthasana? This asana is challenging, but it works on the whole body. Besides, it improves the strength and flexibility simultaneously. Chakra-wise …

Know your asana: Ek Hath Santolanasana

Yoga Practice December 5, 2017

If Ek Hath Santolanasana is not a part of your regular yoga practice, then you are missing out on one of the most effective and safest core-strengthening exercises. The Side Plank primarily strengthens the obliques and arms. What is so special about Ek Hath Santolanasana? It is one of the best asanas to strengthen the upper body. Be it the core, …

Know your asana: Chaturanga Dandasana

Yoga Practice November 20, 2017

Chaturanga Dandasana is a major component of Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Hatha and Power Yoga. The english translation of this Snaskrit word is “Four-limbed-staff-pose.” A plank is challenging enough, but this low plank really tests the arm and core strength. What is so special about Chaturanga Dandasana ? This asana strengthens the arms and shoulders. It lays down the foundation …

Know your asana: Santolanasana

Yoga Practice October 26, 2017

Coming to “the balance posture,” is Santolanasana, commonly called the hand plank. This asana can be found in the gyms, weight training sessions, yoga studios and cross fit sessions. For me, this is a full body workout. But, this really builds the arm strength. 🙂 What is so special about Santolanasana? Practicing Santolanasana strengthens the …

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