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Category: yoga for strength

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 …

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 …

Yoga for Swimmers

Yoga Practice January 11, 2018

Sync Yoga and Swimmimg Yoga offers flexibility. It improves the range of motion and helps build muscle strength. The breath awareness from yoga will translate well into swimming. Since the movements are synchronized with breath. Yoga can ease and counterbalance the swimming practice. The focus of a yoga practice for swimmers is on strengthening the …

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. …

Know your asana: Vashisthasana

Yoga Practice December 12, 2017

A more challenging variation of Ek Hath Santolanasana is Vashisthasana.  The sanskrit word “Vasistha”  means “most excellent, best, richest.” Vasistha is the name of several well-known sages in the yoga tradition. What is so special about Vashisthasana? This asana is challenging, but it works on the whole body. Besides, it improves the strength and flexibility simultaneously. Chakra-wise …

Know your asana: Ek Hath Santolanasana

Yoga Practice December 5, 2017

If Ek Hath Santolanasana is not a part of your regular yoga practice, then you are missing out on one of the most effective and safest core-strengthening exercises. The Side Plank primarily strengthens the obliques and arms. What is so special about Ek Hath Santolanasana? It is one of the best asanas to strengthen the upper body. Be it the core, …

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 …

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