Category: yoga for your back

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: Swan pose

Yoga Practice December 30, 2017

Swan is a hybrid posture, that is a great hip opener and strengthens the entire torso. After getting into Ardh kapotasana, fold one knee, so that the heel touches the hip. What is so special about this asana? Different emotions are stored in different places in the body, and when we work through the layers …

Yoga cures for Stiff shoulders and neck

Yoga Practice December 28, 2017

We spend so much time on our smartphones, laptops and the other fancy gadgets. But, the hunched posture and the repetitive movement patterns these digital devices demand, can cause neck and shoulder strain. Besides, people carry their stress in their shoulders. That’s why, when the masseuse kneads your shoulders, you feel so relaxed and light. Asanas …

8 Yoga poses at Work

Yoga Practice December 18, 2017

Our bodies were not designed to be seated for 8 hours a day. But, we can get some movement, stretches and yoga asanas to keep the body safe and healhty. Lower back aches, tight hips, stiff shoulders and headaches can be easily avoided with these yoga asanas. Simple, mobile and these will not get in …

Know your Asana: Kati Naukasana

Yoga Practice November 30, 2017

Core training does two really important things — it helps you look thinner and it supports your spine and helps with things like balance. The core is actually made up of three sheaths of muscles: The upper abs, the side muscles, which are called the obliques, and then this very deep layer of muscle. Those …

Know your asana: Matsyasana

Yoga Practice November 20, 2017

Matsyasana or “Fish pose” is a mild backbend and helps in relaxing the neck-shoulders post inversions.  It is said that, if you do Matsyasana in water, you can float like a fish. What is so special about Matsyasana? Matsyasana is said to be the “destroyer of all diseases.” It is a great therapeutic asana for …

Know your asana: HALASANA

Yoga Practice November 20, 2017

One of my favourite quotes is, “Bend so that you don’t break!” This applies to inversions and backbends. Halasana or the Plough pose is challenging, but at the same time it is rejuevenating. What is so special about Halasana? Halasana calms the mind, stimulates internal organs, activates the thyroid, stretches the shoulders and hamstrings. Besides, it …

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 …



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