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Category: yoga for strength

Know your asana: Chaturanga Dandasana

Yoga Practice November 20, 2017

Chaturanga Dandasana is a major component of Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Hatha and Power Yoga. The english translation of this Snaskrit word is “Four-limbed-staff-pose.” A plank is challenging enough, but this low plank really tests the arm and core strength. What is so special about Chaturanga Dandasana ? This asana strengthens the arms and shoulders. It lays down the foundation …

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 …

Balancing the five elements through Yoga

Yoga Practice October 28, 2017

Balancing the Five Elements When we look around us,we notice the five elements in nature which surround us-Earth ,water, fire, air and space. The same five elements exist in our body. The percentage of each element differ in every individual. This different proportions cause disturbance in our body. Yoga practice help us to balance these …

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 …

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, …

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