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Category: Core Strength

Know your asana: Chaturanga Dandasana

Yoga Practice November 20, 2017

Chaturanga Dandasana is a major component of Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Hatha and Power Yoga. The english translation of this Snaskrit word is “Four-limbed-staff-pose.” A plank is challenging enough, but this low plank really tests the arm and core strength. What is so special about Chaturanga Dandasana ? This asana strengthens the arms and shoulders. It lays down the foundation …

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 – Sethu bandhasana

Yoga Practice September 13, 2017

Sethu bandhasana can be used to fire up or cool down your yoga practice. The bridge posture is great for the spine, thus the vertebrae is lengthened and strengthened. This asana can be used as a preparatory posture for Chakrasana. What is so special about Sethu bandhasana? This asana can be a restorative posture or a …

Run to your freedom …

Yoga Practice September 8, 2017

ONE YEAR LATER  I step back to a place where I experienced a million different emotions. Memories shared with absent faces. Eyes distant but love unchanging. I recall those monotonous hot sultry days where the tomorrows’ came after so many battles. Confronting the unease within, visiting and then revisiting those times gone by. How is it that …

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- VEERABHADRASANA 3

Yoga Practice August 22, 2017

One of the most celebrated asanas in Yoga is the Veerabhadrasana. Today we will learn more about the balance posture, Veerabhadrasana 3 or Warrior 3. The common characters of a warrior is their ferocity and anger. But this asana concentrates on their strength and calmness.  Veerabhadrasana 3 is about learning how to respond rather than react. …

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 …

A Broken Glass – Does Your Practice take You beyond the Mat ?

Yoga Practice November 2, 2015

An accidental slip of the hand sent the glass tumbler crashing onto the marble floor, shattering into a thousand irregular shapes. I squeezed my eyelids together, then for a minuscule moment, I was aware that my mind became perfectly still, my breath slow and synchronised, I was in Ujjai breath, I know it well now. …

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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