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Category: yoga for your back

Know your Asana: Kati Naukasana

Yoga Practice November 30, 2017

Core training does two really important things — it helps you look thinner and it supports your spine and helps with things like balance. The core is actually made up of three sheaths of muscles: The upper abs, the side muscles, which are called the obliques, and then this very deep layer of muscle. Those …

Know your asana: Matsyasana

Yoga Practice November 20, 2017

Matsyasana or “Fish pose” is a mild backbend and helps in relaxing the neck-shoulders post inversions.  It is said that, if you do Matsyasana in water, you can float like a fish. What is so special about Matsyasana? Matsyasana is said to be the “destroyer of all diseases.” It is a great therapeutic asana for …

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: SAMPATTASANA

Yoga Practice November 20, 2017

People with weak wrists can practice Sampattasana. As the weight is on the forearms. This increases the overall fitness and strength, while keeping the wrists safe. 🙂 What is so special about Sampattasana? The arm plank strengthens the arms and abdomen which is why it is one of the best yoga postures for people who wish …

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- USHTRASANA

Yoga Practice October 17, 2017

Ushtrasana or the camel pose is a backbend which also opens the heart centre.  Ushtrasana is like a camel travelling through the Sahara, requiring stamina, endurance, and a commitment to inner awareness. What is so special about Ushtrasana? This asana improves the blood circulation in the abdominal region. Thus, improves the digestion. Also, the pose strengthens the …

Know your asana- Tolasana

Yoga Practice October 10, 2017

Tolasana or scale pose is a seated lifted arm balance, which is also known as Lifted Lotus pose. Besides, getting the benefits of Padmasana, Tolasana helps in building arms and core strength too!! What is so special about Tolasana? Moola bandha and uddiyana bandha will be exercised when practicing tolasana. Because the whole abdomen is …

Know your asana- Swastikasana

Yoga Practice September 30, 2017

Swastikasana is a meditative posture. The sanskrit word Swastik means auspicious. The asana allows the practitioner to sit straight in stillness. This pose also enhances the hip flexibility. What is so special about Swastikasana This is a meditative posture which stretches the hips and the thighs. The asana balances the lower body alignment, as the …

Know your asana – PAWANMUKTASANA

Yoga Practice September 26, 2017

Pawanmuktasana is a great asana to release toxins and abdominal gas. It is a great counterpose for Chakrasana. The back is released and relaxed in this Wind-relieving pose. This reclined posture can be done easily by everyone. What is so special about this asana? When hugging your knees, the ascending colon is compressed on the …

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 …

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