Category: Asana for Shoulders

Know your asana: Vipareet Naukasana

Yoga Practice February 27, 2018

For a strong core, we need strong abs and a strong back! We often get injured in asanas, because of a weak back. Thus, Vipareet Naukasana strengthens the entire back. Thereby, preparing us for more challenging poses. What is so special about Vipareet Naukasana? The posture lengthens the whole torso. While, strengthening the core, back, …

Know your asana: Ek Hath Santolanasana 2

Yoga Practice January 25, 2018

Ek Hath Santolanasana 2 prepares us for Vashishthasana. This is “the best asana to strengthen the obliques and to tone the love handles.” Hold this posture for 1 minute for 21 days and you can see and feel the difference in your core. What is so special about Ek Hath Santolanasana 2 ? It is one …

Releasing emotions through Yoga

Yoga Practice January 12, 2018

We all have felt the calmness during or after a yoga session. But, there may be times when you feel sad, angry, despondent too! Have you ever wondered why? Science, finally acknowledges the fact, that the body stores emotions! Especially in the hips, thighs and shoulders.  How do we store old emotions? Think of what …

Yoga for Swimmers

Yoga Practice January 11, 2018

Sync Yoga and Swimmimg Yoga offers flexibility. It improves the range of motion and helps build muscle strength. The breath awareness from yoga will translate well into swimming. Since the movements are synchronized with breath. Yoga can ease and counterbalance the swimming practice. The focus of a yoga practice for swimmers is on strengthening the …

Know your asana: Ardha Matsyendrasana 2

Yoga Practice January 10, 2018

Ardha Matsyendrasana 2 is a modification of Ardha Matsyendrasana.  This asana is a grounding stretch for the outer hips and creates expansion through the chest and shoulders. What is so special about Ardha Matsyendrasana 2 ? Performing twists in yoga gives our bodies a chance to wring out tension and realign the spine. What’s more, twists aid …

Yoga cures for Stiff shoulders and neck

Yoga Practice December 28, 2017

We spend so much time on our smartphones, laptops and the other fancy gadgets. But, the hunched posture and the repetitive movement patterns these digital devices demand, can cause neck and shoulder strain. Besides, people carry their stress in their shoulders. That’s why, when the masseuse kneads your shoulders, you feel so relaxed and light. Asanas …

8 Yoga poses at Work

Yoga Practice December 18, 2017

Our bodies were not designed to be seated for 8 hours a day. But, we can get some movement, stretches and yoga asanas to keep the body safe and healhty. Lower back aches, tight hips, stiff shoulders and headaches can be easily avoided with these yoga asanas. Simple, mobile and these will not get in …

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: Matsyasana

Yoga Practice November 20, 2017

Matsyasana or “Fish pose” is a mild backbend and helps in relaxing the neck-shoulders post inversions.  It is said that, if you do Matsyasana in water, you can float like a fish. What is so special about Matsyasana? Matsyasana is said to be the “destroyer of all diseases.” It is a great therapeutic asana for …

Know your asana: HALASANA

Yoga Practice November 20, 2017

One of my favourite quotes is, “Bend so that you don’t break!” This applies to inversions and backbends. Halasana or the Plough pose is challenging, but at the same time it is rejuevenating. What is so special about Halasana? Halasana calms the mind, stimulates internal organs, activates the thyroid, stretches the shoulders and hamstrings. Besides, it …



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