Category: Yoga for the Back

Know your asana: Uttanasana (Balance)

Yoga Practice March 8, 2018

Balancing on the tailbone can be challenging, but overtime, it helps in strengthening the spine, core and thighs! What is so special about Uttanasana (Balance)? This pose helps in strength, flexibility and focus. It engages your core, spine and thighs. It’s a full body posture with myriad benefits. Chakra-wise As the perineum floor is engaged …

Know your asana: Vipareet Naukasana

Yoga Practice February 27, 2018

For a strong core, we need strong abs and a strong back! We often get injured in asanas, because of a weak back. Thus, Vipareet Naukasana strengthens the entire back. Thereby, preparing us for more challenging poses. What is so special about Vipareet Naukasana? The posture lengthens the whole torso. While, strengthening the core, back, …

Chandra Namaskar (Moon Salutation)

Yoga Practice February 23, 2018

Moon salutations or Chandra Namaskar activates the ida nadi or the feminine energy of  the body. Besides, this variation of salutation helps in increased balance and concentration. Time of Practice Moon salutation is best practiced in the evening, night or dawn, when the moon is visible. Chandra Namaskar sequence Pranamasana Hasta Utthanasana Padahastasana Ashwa Sanchalanasana …

Know your asana: Teardrop

Yoga Practice February 8, 2018

After backbends, you need to relax the back and the neck. Teardrop is a posture used in warm-ups across different fitness regimes. It releases the muscles in the back and stretches the hamstrings. What is so special about Teardrop? This asana is used in contemporary studios. It is a great pose to release 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 …



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