Category: #knowyourasana

Know your asana: Uttanasana (Balance)

Yoga Practice March 8, 2018

Balancing on the tailbone can be challenging, but overtime, it helps in strengthening the spine, core and thighs! What is so special about Uttanasana (Balance)? This pose helps in strength, flexibility and focus. It engages your core, spine and thighs. It’s a full body posture with myriad benefits. Chakra-wise As the perineum floor is engaged …

Know your asana: Vipareet Naukasana

Yoga Practice February 27, 2018

For a strong core, we need strong abs and a strong back! We often get injured in asanas, because of a weak back. Thus, Vipareet Naukasana strengthens the entire back. Thereby, preparing us for more challenging poses. What is so special about Vipareet Naukasana? The posture lengthens the whole torso. While, strengthening the core, back, …

Know your asana: Natrajasana

Yoga Practice February 22, 2018

Did you know that to strengthen your knees, you need to strengthen the muscles around your thighs. Natrajasana helps in strengthening the thigh muscles. What is so special about Natrajasana? This posture helps in strengthening and toning the thighs. Besides, it also strengthens all the connective tissues in the thigh! Chakra-wise As we engage our …

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: Utkatasana

Yoga Practice February 13, 2018

Utkatasana or the Chair pose improves your posture and endurance. Even after practicing it for a year, you will moan in agaony! If you commit to a steady practice, you will gain stamina in this pose after a few months. When you take a break from your practice, it might feel as if all of your …

Know your asana: Teardrop

Yoga Practice February 8, 2018

After backbends, you need to relax the back and the neck. Teardrop is a posture used in warm-ups across different fitness regimes. It releases the muscles in the back and stretches the hamstrings. What is so special about Teardrop? This asana is used in contemporary studios. It is a great pose to release the back …

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 …

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: Ek Hath Santolanasana 2

Yoga Practice January 25, 2018

Ek Hath Santolanasana 2 prepares us for Vashishthasana. This is “the best asana to strengthen the obliques and to tone the love handles.” Hold this posture for 1 minute for 21 days and you can see and feel the difference in your core. What is so special about Ek Hath Santolanasana 2 ? It is one …

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, …



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