Category: yoga for digestion

Find your fire: Agnisar Kriya

Yoga Practice March 15, 2018

The word “Agni” means “fire” and “Sara” means “Essence.” The essence of fire is attributed to the digestive process. Agnisar kriya is performed in the morning, on an empty and clean stomach. What is so special about Agnisar Kriya The exercise stimulates the immune system, increases the power of digestion, increases the body heat and burns …

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, …

Chandra Namaskar (Moon Salutation)

Yoga Practice February 23, 2018

Moon salutations or Chandra Namaskar activates the ida nadi or the feminine energy of  the body. Besides, this variation of salutation helps in increased balance and concentration. Time of Practice Moon salutation is best practiced in the evening, night or dawn, when the moon is visible. Chandra Namaskar sequence Pranamasana Hasta Utthanasana Padahastasana Ashwa Sanchalanasana …

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: 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, …

Know Your Asana: Mayurasana

Yoga Practice January 18, 2018

Mayurasana or the peacock pose ignites the fire in the stomach. Ancient texts say that, anyone who practices Mayurasana for 3 minutes everyday can digest poison too! Thus, helping the body digestion and metabolism. What is so special about Mayurasana ? Mayurasana  is a majestic and often imposing posture. That combines core strength and wrist …

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 …

Understanding BANDHAS (interior-locks)

Yoga Practice January 15, 2018

Introduction to Bandhas Bandha is a Sanskrit word which means “to lock, hold or tighten.” In yoga practice, the internal muscles are held or tightened. As it helps in balancing the various hormones in the body.  They are also used to gain control of your energy system. In the practice of a Bandha, the energy …

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 …



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