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Category: yoga for digestion

Know your asana: Shalabasana

Yoga Practice February 16, 2018

Shalabasana or The locust pose prepares us for deeper backbends. As this asana strengthens the lower back . What is so special about Shalabasana? It strengthens the lower back and gluteus maximus. Also it improves the blood circulation around the abdomen. Thereby, improving the digestion. Chakra-wise The Swadhisthan chakra is stimulated in this asana. The word …

Know your asana: Padma Mayurasana

Yoga Practice January 20, 2018

Like most other arm balances, Padma Mayurasana appears to require exceptional strength. What is actually needed, though, is patient, progressive work to develop a more intimate relationship with gravity. This arm balance is so much more!! What is so special about Padma Mayurasana? The ancient texts say that, a person who practices Padma mayurasana everyday, …

Know Your Asana: Mayurasana

Yoga Practice January 18, 2018

Mayurasana or the peacock pose ignites the fire in the stomach. Ancient texts say that, anyone who practices Mayurasana for 3 minutes everyday can digest poison too! Thus, helping the body digestion and metabolism. What is so special about Mayurasana ? Mayurasana  is a majestic and often imposing posture. That combines core strength and wrist …

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 …

Understanding BANDHAS (interior-locks)

Yoga Practice January 15, 2018

Introduction to Bandhas Bandha is a Sanskrit word which means “to lock, hold or tighten.” In yoga practice, the internal muscles are held or tightened. As it helps in balancing the various hormones in the body.  They are also used to gain control of your energy system. In the practice of a Bandha, the energy …

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 …

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: 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 …

Why everyone love Yoga as a Cross-trainer

Yoga Practice December 22, 2017

We always hear why and how yoga is  an amazing cross trainer for a multitude of different athletic endeavors. Yoga can increase stamina, flexibility, and agility. It can improve your swing, shorten recovery time in between workouts, reduce risk of injury—the list goes on. But, tell a runner, swimmer or gym enthusiast to practice yoga. …

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 …

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