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Category: Yoga for Flexibility

Know your asana: Swan pose

Yoga Practice December 30, 2017

Swan is a hybrid posture, that is a great hip opener and strengthens the entire torso. After getting into Ardh kapotasana, fold one knee, so that the heel touches the hip. What is so special about this asana? Different emotions are stored in different places in the body, and when we work through the layers …

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 …

Know your asana: Vashisthasana

Yoga Practice December 12, 2017

A more challenging variation of Ek Hath Santolanasana is Vashisthasana.  The sanskrit word “Vasistha”  means “most excellent, best, richest.” Vasistha is the name of several well-known sages in the yoga tradition. What is so special about Vashisthasana? This asana is challenging, but it works on the whole body. Besides, it improves the strength and flexibility simultaneously. Chakra-wise …

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: 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 …

Yoga for fitness vs Yoga for therapy

Yoga Practice October 27, 2017

Although yoga as a practice is therapeutic, there are significant differences between a yoga class tailored for fitness-wellness vs. yoga designed for therapuetic purposes. Prevention vs Cure We all have heard about the multitude benefits of Yoga. First of all, whats the difference between Yoga therapy and Yoga class. Yoga classes are for preventing illness …

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