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Category: Yoga for the Back

Know your asana: Chakrasana variation 2

Yoga Practice January 15, 2018

Chakrasana variation 2 is one of the most popular asanas on social media. As it looks fancy and is a moral booster too! Besides, it has all the benefits of Chakrasana and Chakrasana variation 1. What is so special about Chakrasana variation 2 ? It is an intense backward bend which creates necessary space in the …

Know your asana: Chakrasana variation 1

Yoga Practice January 13, 2018

Once you get comfortable with Chakrasana, you can move on to the variations. Chakrasana variation 1 helps in strengthening the core and back. It is especially helpful in building a strong vertebrae. What is so special about Chakrasana variation 1 ? It is an intense backward bend which creates necessary space in the spine to keep …

Yoga for Swimmers

Yoga Practice January 11, 2018

Sync Yoga and Swimmimg Yoga offers flexibility. It improves the range of motion and helps build muscle strength. The breath awareness from yoga will translate well into swimming. Since the movements are synchronized with breath. Yoga can ease and counterbalance the swimming practice. The focus of a yoga practice for swimmers is on strengthening the …

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: 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 …

Yoga cures for Back pain

Yoga Practice November 23, 2017

Besides calming your body and mind, yoga is an excellent way to relieve and prevent Back pain. Incase of slip discs and severe spine issues, go slow and practice Iyengar yoga. As Iyengar yoga is more therapeutic in nature and using props is like helping your body with external support, that is props. Yoga helps …

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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