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Category: Sitting

Know your asana: Ardha Matsyendrasana 2

Yoga Practice January 10, 2018

Ardha Matsyendrasana 2 is a modification of Ardha Matsyendrasana.  This asana is a grounding stretch for the outer hips and creates expansion through the chest and shoulders. What is so special about Ardha Matsyendrasana 2 ? Performing twists in yoga gives our bodies a chance to wring out tension and realign the spine. What’s more, twists aid …

Know your asana: Ardh Padma Balance pose

Yoga Practice January 5, 2018

Ardh Padma Balance pose is a seated balance posture. This posture involves sqautting on the toes. People who find  Padmasana difficult, may find this asana challenging. This is especially beneficial for women. What is so special about this asana? This asana helps in improving focus and concentration. Besides, it helps strengthen the ankles and bring flexibility to the …

Know your asana: Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana

Yoga Practice January 2, 2018

Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana is twisted-head-to-knee forward bending pose. This restorative asana energises the body and mind, while toning the obliques. This asana is usually done at the end of a sequence once the body is really warmed up. What is so special about this asana? This asana  increases the flexibility of the thighs, hamstrings, thighs, hip …

Know your asana: Swan pose

Yoga Practice December 30, 2017

Swan is a hybrid posture, that is a great hip opener and strengthens the entire torso. After getting into Ardh kapotasana, fold one knee, so that the heel touches the hip. What is so special about this asana? Different emotions are stored in different places in the body, and when we work through the layers …

Know your asana: PASCHIMOTTANASANA

Yoga Practice December 23, 2017

Paschimottanasana is a forward bending posture. This restorative asana improves flexibility and helps in calming the mind. It is believed that ancient yogis would practice facing the sunrise and Paschimottanasana would deeply stretch the entire back. Or “west,” side of their bodies as they fold forward toward the sun. What is so special about Paschimottanasana? The forward fold …

Know your asana: Janu Sirsasana

Yoga Practice December 19, 2017

Janu Sirsasana is head-to-knee forward bending pose. This restorative asana energises the body and mind, while improving the digestion. As the ascending and the descending colon is massaged. This asana is usually done at the end of a sequence once the body is really warmed up. What is so special about Janu Sirsasana? Janu Sirsasana works …

8 Yoga poses at Work

Yoga Practice December 18, 2017

Our bodies were not designed to be seated for 8 hours a day. But, we can get some movement, stretches and yoga asanas to keep the body safe and healhty. Lower back aches, tight hips, stiff shoulders and headaches can be easily avoided with these yoga asanas. Simple, mobile and these will not get in …

All About Pitta Dosha

Yoga Practice October 31, 2017

Pitta Dosha Pitta combines the elements of fire and water and it means “that which cooks”. It is the energy that controls the body’s metabolic systems, including digestion, absorption, nutrition, and body temperature. The qualities of Pitta are oily, sharp, hot, light, moving, liquid, and acidic. Thereby, Pitta individuals  display physical and mental characteristics that …

Human body and three doshas

Yoga Practice October 29, 2017

Human body Variance As promised earlier, this is a follow up article regarding three doshas which constitute human body. It’s a wonder when you come across different individuals, with different body structure, habits and characteristics. All these things make a person unique. Some are hyper active, some exude grace and stillness. Some have good appetite …

Balancing the five elements through Yoga

Yoga Practice October 28, 2017

Balancing the Five Elements When we look around us,we notice the five elements in nature which surround us-Earth ,water, fire, air and space. The same five elements exist in our body. The percentage of each element differ in every individual. This different proportions cause disturbance in our body. Yoga practice help us to balance these …

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