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Category: Yoga for the Back

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 …

Know your asana: Veerabhadrasana1

Yoga Practice November 7, 2017

Commonly called the warrior postures, Veerabhadrasana series is used for strength, flexibility and balance.  Veerabhadrasana 1 is brilliant asana to improve flexibility, strength and focus. What is so special about Veerabhadrasana 1? This is a widely practiced standing asana. Besides, increasing the lower back strength and flexibility, it also increases focus. A spiritual warrior bravely does battle …

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- 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 – PAWANMUKTASANA

Yoga Practice September 26, 2017

Pawanmuktasana is a great asana to release toxins and abdominal gas. It is a great counterpose for Chakrasana. The back is released and relaxed in this Wind-relieving pose. This reclined posture can be done easily by everyone. What is so special about this asana? When hugging your knees, the ascending colon is compressed on the …

Know your asana- VAJRASANA

Yoga Practice September 23, 2017

Vajrasana is one of the most popular meditative postures. The asana is being used since five thousand years. And when Buddha attained enlightenment, Vajrasana was called the “Indestructible seat.” As, the posture helps in absolute stillness inside-out. What is so special about Vajrasana? Vajrasana or Thunderbolt pose is considered to be the best sitting posture, for practicing breathing …

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