Category: Yoga for Runners

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 …

10 best asana for Runners

Yoga Practice February 2, 2018

For the love of Running I love to run and I try to run most days. The winters in England can be pretty grim, but I know that sunshine is just around the corner when I’ve got my running shoes on. We all need that sunshine in our lives and we need to know how …

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: Ardh Padma Balance pose

Yoga Practice January 5, 2018

Ardh Padma Balance pose is a seated balance posture. This posture involves sqautting on the toes. People who find  Padmasana difficult, may find this asana challenging. This is especially beneficial for women. What is so special about this asana? This asana helps in improving focus and concentration. Besides, it helps strengthen the ankles and bring flexibility to the …

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. …

Too many muscles spoil the stretch

Yoga Practice October 22, 2017

“Too many cooks spoil the broth Similarly, Too many muscles spoil the stretch” When we are in Veerabhadra asana, the instructor often tells us to balance on both the legs and feel the stretch in the calves and quads. But, more often than not, we are busy adjusting the thighs and engaging the core. Thus, …

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 – 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 …

Run to your freedom …

Yoga Practice September 8, 2017

ONE YEAR LATER  I step back to a place where I experienced a million different emotions. Memories shared with absent faces. Eyes distant but love unchanging. I recall those monotonous hot sultry days where the tomorrows’ came after so many battles. Confronting the unease within, visiting and then revisiting those times gone by. How is it that …

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? …



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