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Category: Yoga for Flexibility

Know your asana: Chakrasana

Yoga Practice September 20, 2017

In the esoteric tradition of hatha yoga, Chakrasana creates a bridge between six chakras. Besides, helping the mind, body and breath, the wheel posture stimulates the energy flow in the entire body. Also, this posture is popular because of its’ benefits and its’ aesthetic appeal. What is so special about Chakrasana? It is an intense …

Know your asana- GOMUKASANA

Yoga Practice September 14, 2017

Gomukasana is a seated yoga asana. It stretches the hips and opens the shoulders. The cow face pose is great for relaxation and destressing. This is due to the increased breathing capacity in this asana. What is so special about Gomukasana? Sitting upright with your spine aligned calms the mind and reduces stress, anxiety, and fatigue. …

Know your asana – Sethu bandhasana

Yoga Practice September 13, 2017

Sethu bandhasana can be used to fire up or cool down your yoga practice. The bridge posture is great for the spine, thus the vertebrae is lengthened and strengthened. This asana can be used as a preparatory posture for Chakrasana. What is so special about Sethu bandhasana? This asana can be a restorative posture or a …

Know your asana – MERUDANDASANA

Yoga Practice September 7, 2017

Babies are natural yogis! Just watch a baby playing, you’ll see them twisting, bending, putting their toes into their mouths, raising their shoulders & head and so many variations of yoga asanas. Similarly, Merudandasana is a playful posture which stretches the hips and hamstrings. This is also called the balancing bear pose. What is special …

Know your asana- ARDHA CHANDRASANA

Yoga Practice August 24, 2017

Ardha Chandrasana is a pinnacle pose that once understood lays the foundation for other balance postures. The asana is used more by the modern yogis as an alternate to Veerabhadrasana 3. We lovingly refer to it as the cheat pose, but Half moon pose is a great balance and stabilising asana. What makes Ardha Chandrasana so special? …

Know your asana- VEERABHADRASANA 3

Yoga Practice August 22, 2017

One of the most celebrated asanas in Yoga is the Veerabhadrasana. Today we will learn more about the balance posture, Veerabhadrasana 3 or Warrior 3. The common characters of a warrior is their ferocity and anger. But this asana concentrates on their strength and calmness.  Veerabhadrasana 3 is about learning how to respond rather than react. …

Know your asana- VRIKSHASANA

Yoga Practice August 18, 2017

Travelling from the sages to the urban yogi, Vrikshasana (Tree pose) represents the grace and serenity of a tree. In the famous Hindu mythology “Ramayan”, Ravana performs severe penances standing in Vrikshasana to win favours from the Gods. He stood in the posture for months with absolute determination and concentration which eventually lead to, Ravana …

Know your asana: ARDH KAPOTASANA

Yoga Practice July 24, 2017

A classic Yoga Asana, which is camera friendly and multipurpose. In Sanskrit, Ardha means “half” and kapota means “pigeon”.  Ardh kapotasana is named after a great master, Kapota. His yogic accomplishments are documented in scriptures such as the Mahabharata and the Kalika Purana. What makes Ardh Kapotasana so special? The posture is widely practiced by …

Top 10 Fitness Trends in 2017

Yoga Practice January 1, 2017

(>> Paraphrasing from acsm.org who conduct the most extensive survey each year.) The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has announced its annual fitness trend forecast and, unsurprisingly, exercise pros say Wearable Technology will again be the top fitness trend in the coming year. The results were released in the article “Worldwide Survey of Fitness …

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