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Category: Inversions

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 …

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 …

Yoga cures for Migraine

Yoga Practice October 19, 2017

All about Migraine In a modern day scenario, Migraine is a common problem in all age groups. Migraine is a type of headache where there’s constant throbbing and intense headache in one side of the head. Many a times, patients are not aware that they suffer from migraine. There are various factors which can trigger …

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 …

Know your asana- SARVANGASANA

Yoga Practice October 3, 2017

Coming the “Queen of asanas,” Sarvangasana!! The Sanskrit word Sarv-anga-asana means whole body posture. This is a dynamic inversion, which is held for 1 minute in hatha yoga, 3-5 minutes in yin yoga, up to 10 minutes in restorative yoga and for around 25 minutes in Iyengar yoga!! What is so special about Sarvangasana? Shoulderstand …

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: SIRSASANA

Yoga Practice July 18, 2017

Turning the whole world topsy-turvy, comes the asana that is called the ‘King of Asanas’  -Sirsasana, popularly called the “Headstand” is an inversion. It benefits every system of the body and is a morale booster, once you learn to stay up in the posture. What makes Sirsasana so special? In the words of Swami Sivananda, author …

The 21-Day Headstand Challenge!

Yoga Practice June 30, 2016

SIRSASANA is the most iconic and admired Yoga Asana and for thousands of years Yogis have been identified with standing on their Heads! The Headstand conjures up ideas of Mastery over the Body, overcoming Fears in the Mind and an immersion into the Meditative arts. Why Sirsasana? 5 Benefits of the ‘King of Asanas!’ By inverting …

Sirsasana – look at the world differently by Purnima Trasi

Yoga Practice March 31, 2015

Very recently, for the first time in my ‘yoga life’, I practiced Sirsasana without the wall and with just a bit of support from my guru! I have had a bit of a mental block with even trying to practice the upside down asana, so I was elated! Apart from the initial euphoria of being able …

Aversion to Inversions

Yoga Practice February 4, 2015

I am not one of those people who did headstands or handstands or tumbled and did cartwheels at every opportunity as a child. You are talking to a person here who during preteen and teen years avoided PE classes as much as possible bringing in a note every couple of weeks so that I would …

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