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Category: Asana

Simple tips to take awesome Yoga photos

Yoga Practice November 26, 2017

Social media is flooding with #yoga photos.  Posting yoga “selfies”  and photos has become quite a phenomenon. And for some people (like me) who are not camera friendly, posing in an asana, for the camera is a task. I’m no seasoned expert by any means when it comes to  photography.  But I am blessed with a sister …

Know your asana: Matsyasana

Yoga Practice November 20, 2017

Matsyasana or “Fish pose” is a mild backbend and helps in relaxing the neck-shoulders post inversions.  It is said that, if you do Matsyasana in water, you can float like a fish. What is so special about Matsyasana? Matsyasana is said to be the “destroyer of all diseases.” It is a great therapeutic asana for …

Know your asana: SUPTA PADMASANA

Yoga Practice November 20, 2017

Supta Padmasana is a wonderful backbend and stretches every muscle in the thigh. It is also known as the sleeping supine lotus posture. This can be an uncomfortable pose if your hamstrings are tight. Be cautious while practicing this asana. What is so special about Supta Padmasana? This is a great stretch and backbend. It increases …

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 …

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: 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: Gupta Padmasana

Yoga Practice November 2, 2017

Gupta Padmasana requires hip flexibility. This asana has a positive influence upon the entire spine. Especially good for a rounded back. This asana is also called the “Hidden lotus” as the feet are hidden under the body. What is so special about Gupta Padmasana? This asana makes the legs more supple and helps us in sitting …

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- USHTRASANA

Yoga Practice October 17, 2017

Ushtrasana or the camel pose is a backbend which also opens the heart centre.  Ushtrasana is like a camel travelling through the Sahara, requiring stamina, endurance, and a commitment to inner awareness. What is so special about Ushtrasana? This asana improves the blood circulation in the abdominal region. Thus, improves the digestion. Also, the pose strengthens the …

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