Category: Balance Asanas

Know your asana: Uttanasana (Balance)

Yoga Practice March 8, 2018

Balancing on the tailbone can be challenging, but overtime, it helps in strengthening the spine, core and thighs! What is so special about Uttanasana (Balance)? This pose helps in strength, flexibility and focus. It engages your core, spine and thighs. It’s a full body posture with myriad benefits. Chakra-wise As the perineum floor is engaged …

Know your asana: Utkatasana

Yoga Practice February 13, 2018

Utkatasana or the Chair pose improves your posture and endurance. Even after practicing it for a year, you will moan in agaony! If you commit to a steady practice, you will gain stamina in this pose after a few months. When you take a break from your practice, it might feel as if all of your …

Know your asana: Ek Padh Uttanasana (side)

Yoga Practice February 3, 2018

Ek Padh Uttanasana (side) is a standing balance posture.  This is a great hip-opening asana. This is one of the most challenging, standing-balance-pose. As the hips and hamstrings need to be flexible and strong. What is so special about Ek Padh Uttanasana (side) ? This asana lengthens and strengthens the thigh muscles. Besides, helps in increasing …

Know your asana: Ek Padh Uttanasana (front)

Yoga Practice January 27, 2018

Ek Padh Uttanasana (front) is a standing balance posture. It is great for anyone with tight hamstrings (like runners). This is also called the “Extended-hand-to toes-pose.” What is so special about Ek Padh Uttanasana (front) ? This asana lengthens and strengthens the thigh muscles. Besides, this pose challenges and improves your sense of balance. Thereby improving …

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 …

Know your asana: Padma Mayurasana

Yoga Practice January 20, 2018

Like most other arm balances, Padma Mayurasana appears to require exceptional strength. What is actually needed, though, is patient, progressive work to develop a more intimate relationship with gravity. This arm balance is so much more!! What is so special about Padma Mayurasana? The ancient texts say that, a person who practices Padma mayurasana everyday, …

Know your asana: Swan pose

Yoga Practice December 30, 2017

Swan is a hybrid posture, that is a great hip opener and strengthens the entire torso. After getting into Ardh kapotasana, fold one knee, so that the heel touches the hip. What is so special about this asana? Different emotions are stored in different places in the body, and when we work through the layers …

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 …



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