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Category: Asana

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. ūüôā 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 …

Know your asana- Tolasana

Yoga Practice October 10, 2017

Tolasana or scale pose is a seated lifted arm balance, which is also known as Lifted Lotus pose. Besides, getting the benefits of Padmasana, Tolasana helps in building arms and core strength too!! What is so special about Tolasana? Moola bandha and uddiyana bandha will be exercised when practicing tolasana. Because the whole abdomen is …

Know your asana- Ardha Matsyendrasana

Yoga Practice October 7, 2017

Ardha Matsyendrasana is named after the famous yogi and saint Shri Matsyendranath. Every asana teaches us¬†to align our muscles and bones so we can improve our everyday posture.¬†Half Lord of the Fishes Pose, is a spinal twist that lengthens the spine. This asana is a grounding stretch for the outer hips, and creates expansion through …

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 …

Know your asana- Swastikasana

Yoga Practice September 30, 2017

Swastikasana is a meditative posture. The sanskrit word Swastik means auspicious. The asana allows the practitioner to sit straight in stillness. This pose also enhances the hip flexibility. What is so special about Swastikasana This is a meditative posture which stretches the hips and the thighs. The asana balances the lower body alignment, as the …

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 …

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