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Category: Balance Asanas

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 …

All about Vata Dosha

Yoga Practice November 1, 2017

Vata Dosha It is combined elements of space and air. It is the force behind all biological activities and energy of movement. Vata governs body’s greatest life force, prana, and gives motion to pitta and kapha. Just as the wind in balance provides movement and expression to the natural world, the balanced Vata individual is …

All About Pitta Dosha

Yoga Practice October 31, 2017

Pitta Dosha Pitta combines the elements of fire and water and it means “that which cooks”. It is the energy that controls the body’s metabolic systems, including digestion, absorption, nutrition, and body temperature. The qualities of Pitta are oily, sharp, hot, light, moving, liquid, and acidic. Thereby, Pitta individuals  display physical and mental characteristics that …

Yoga cures for sinus

Yoga Practice October 5, 2017

SINUSITIS Suffering from sinusitis can cause a lot of discomfort in day to day life. There’s difficulty in breathing because of mucus buildup and swelling in nasal region, resulting in blocked nose. Also, this build up affects the whole face, the head feels heavy, swelling and redness in eyes area, blocked ears. Yoga brings a …

Yoga cures for Varicose veins

Yoga Practice September 28, 2017

Varicose veins can be cured with yoga asanas and pranayama. It is a condition in which the veins get enlarged and twisted and are visible just under the surface of the skin. Severe long standing varicose veins can lead to leg swelling. This ailment often affect the legs because they are the farthest from the …

Know your asana – MERUDANDASANA

Yoga Practice September 7, 2017

Babies are natural yogis! Just watch a baby playing, you’ll see them twisting, bending, putting their toes into their mouths, raising their shoulders & head and so many variations of yoga asanas. Similarly, Merudandasana is a playful posture which stretches the hips and hamstrings. This is also called the balancing bear pose. What is special …

Know your asana- ARDHA CHANDRASANA

Yoga Practice August 24, 2017

Ardha Chandrasana is a pinnacle pose that once understood lays the foundation for other balance postures. The asana is used more by the modern yogis as an alternate to Veerabhadrasana 3. We lovingly refer to it as the cheat pose, but Half moon pose is a great balance and stabilising asana. What makes Ardha Chandrasana so special? …

Know your asana- VEERABHADRASANA 3

Yoga Practice August 22, 2017

One of the most celebrated asanas in Yoga is the Veerabhadrasana. Today we will learn more about the balance posture, Veerabhadrasana 3 or Warrior 3. The common characters of a warrior is their ferocity and anger. But this asana concentrates on their strength and calmness.  Veerabhadrasana 3 is about learning how to respond rather than react. …

Know your asana- VRIKSHASANA

Yoga Practice August 18, 2017

Travelling from the sages to the urban yogi, Vrikshasana (Tree pose) represents the grace and serenity of a tree. In the famous Hindu mythology “Ramayan”, Ravana performs severe penances standing in Vrikshasana to win favours from the Gods. He stood in the posture for months with absolute determination and concentration which eventually lead to, Ravana …

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