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Category: Asanas Directory

Yoga cures for Back pain

Yoga Practice November 23, 2017

Besides calming your body and mind, yoga is an excellent way to relieve and prevent Back pain. Incase of slip discs and severe spine issues, go slow and practice Iyengar yoga. As Iyengar yoga is more therapeutic in nature and using props is like helping your body with external support, that is props. Yoga helps …

Know your asana: VEERABHADRASANA 2

Yoga Practice November 20, 2017

Veerabhadrasana 2 is a contemporary posture, introduced to meet the present fitness needs. Warrior 2 increases the lower body strength and builds patience over time. What is so special about Veerabhadrasana 2? This asana is a favourite among all yoga practitioners. Besides, it is widely used in cross training. As it gives a nice stretch to …

Know your asana- VAJRASANA

Yoga Practice September 23, 2017

Vajrasana is one of the most popular meditative postures. The asana is being used since five thousand years. And when Buddha attained enlightenment, Vajrasana was called the “Indestructible seat.” As, the posture helps in absolute stillness inside-out. What is so special about Vajrasana? Vajrasana or Thunderbolt pose is considered to be the best sitting posture, for practicing breathing …

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: 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. 🙂 …

Know your asana: ARDH KAPOTASANA

Yoga Practice July 24, 2017

A classic Yoga Asana, which is camera friendly and multipurpose. In Sanskrit, Ardha means “half” and kapota means “pigeon”.  Ardh kapotasana is named after a great master, Kapota. His yogic accomplishments are documented in scriptures such as the Mahabharata and the Kalika Purana. What makes Ardh Kapotasana so special? The posture is widely practiced by …

Top 10 Fitness Trends in 2017

Yoga Practice January 1, 2017

(>> Paraphrasing from acsm.org who conduct the most extensive survey each year.) The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has announced its annual fitness trend forecast and, unsurprisingly, exercise pros say Wearable Technology will again be the top fitness trend in the coming year. The results were released in the article “Worldwide Survey of Fitness …

UNWIND: BACK-STRENGTHENING by Manish Pole

Yoga Practice April 10, 2015

In today’s times, we find more and more people suffer from back ache. Whether it is lower back pain or something more chronic such as sciatica or cervical spondylosis; we find a large number of people approaching us to take up yoga to cure their back problems. In fact even young people, in their twenties …

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