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Category: Yoga for Flexibility

Know your asana: Ek Padh Uttanasana (side)

Yoga Practice February 3, 2018

Ek Padh Uttanasana (side) is a standing balance posture.  This is a great hip-opening asana. This is one of the most challenging, standing-balance-pose. As the hips and hamstrings need to be flexible and strong. What is so special about Ek Padh Uttanasana (side) ? This asana lengthens and strengthens the thigh muscles. Besides, helps in increasing …

10 best asana for Runners

Yoga Practice February 2, 2018

For the love of Running I love to run and I try to run most days. The winters in England can be pretty grim, but I know that sunshine is just around the corner when I’ve got my running shoes on. We all need that sunshine in our lives and we need to know how …

Know your asana: Ek Padh Uttanasana (front)

Yoga Practice January 27, 2018

Ek Padh Uttanasana (front) is a standing balance posture. It is great for anyone with tight hamstrings (like runners). This is also called the “Extended-hand-to toes-pose.” What is so special about Ek Padh Uttanasana (front) ? This asana lengthens and strengthens the thigh muscles. Besides, this pose challenges and improves your sense of balance. Thereby improving …

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 …

Releasing emotions through Yoga

Yoga Practice January 12, 2018

We all have felt the calmness during or after a yoga session. But, there may be times when you feel sad, angry, despondent too! Have you ever wondered why? Science, finally acknowledges the fact, that the body stores emotions! Especially in the hips, thighs and shoulders.  How do we store old emotions? Think of what …

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: 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 …

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