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Category: Core Strength

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: Kati Naukasana

Yoga Practice November 30, 2017

Core training does two really important things — it helps you look thinner and it supports your spine and helps with things like balance. The core is actually made up of three sheaths of muscles: The upper abs, the side muscles, which are called the obliques, and then this very deep layer of muscle. Those …

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: SAMPATTASANA

Yoga Practice November 20, 2017

People with weak wrists can practice Sampattasana. As the weight is on the forearms. This increases the overall fitness and strength, while keeping the wrists safe. 🙂 What is so special about Sampattasana? The arm plank strengthens the arms and abdomen which is why it is one of the best yoga postures for people who wish …

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 …

Know your asana – Sethu bandhasana

Yoga Practice September 13, 2017

Sethu bandhasana can be used to fire up or cool down your yoga practice. The bridge posture is great for the spine, thus the vertebrae is lengthened and strengthened. This asana can be used as a preparatory posture for Chakrasana. What is so special about Sethu bandhasana? This asana can be a restorative posture or a …

Run to your freedom …

Yoga Practice September 8, 2017

ONE YEAR LATER  I step back to a place where I experienced a million different emotions. Memories shared with absent faces. Eyes distant but love unchanging. I recall those monotonous hot sultry days where the tomorrows’ came after so many battles. Confronting the unease within, visiting and then revisiting those times gone by. How is it that …

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: NAUKASANA

Yoga Practice July 26, 2017

Naukasana is one of the most challenging postures on day 1 or year 10 of your practice. Naukasana or the boat posture along with its variations has made it’s way into Pilates and the Gym. Moreover, want to check your fitness level, hold the posture for 60 seconds and you’ll know where you stand. 🙂 …

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