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Category: Asana

Yoga Exercises for Eyes

Yoga Practice January 26, 2018

We all spend so much time staring at our laptops, phones, television and tablets. That, by the end of the day our eyes are exhausted and the head hurts. Also, we find ourselsves squinting at billboards or a message on the phone.  Vision occupies about 40 percent of the brain’s capacity. That’s why we close …

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 …

Practising Yoga as a Lifestyle

Yoga Practice January 6, 2018

I often mention in my classes, “Make yoga a part of you; Let it enhance your lifestyle.” But, then I realized, not a lot of people know what I’m talking about. Yoga asanas might last for 60 minutes, in your day. But, yoga as a lifestyle is there with you, just like your breath. In Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, …

Yoga Trends here to stay

Yoga Practice December 29, 2017

Fitness is a fast growing industry. New workouts are being created, but many of them fade too soon. But, let me tell you, “Yoga is here to stay!!” Every year we see yoga fads like Beer yoga, Goat yoga, Nude yoga, Pole yoga, Paddle yoga and so many more. These trends become viral and, they …

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 …

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