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#KNOW YOUR ASANA

Generally, it is recognised as an ancient system of philosophies, principles and practices derived from the Vedic tradition of India and the Himalayas, more than 2500 years ago. It is a system that recognises the multi-dimensional nature of the human person, and primarily relates to the nature and workings of the mind, based on experiential practice and self-enquiry.

 

Vrikshasana

Travelling from the sages to the urban yogi, Vrikshasana (Tree pose) represents the grace and serenity of a tree. In the famous Hindu mythology “Ramayan”, Ravana performs severe penances standing in Vrikshasana to win favours from the Gods. He stood in the posture for months with absolute determination and concentration which eventually lead to, Ravana …

Santolanasana

Coming to “the balance posture,” is Santolanasana, commonly called the hand plank. This asana can be found in the gyms, weight training sessions, yoga studios and cross fit sessions. For me, this is a full body workout. But, this really builds the arm strength. ūüôā What is so special about Santolanasana? Practicing Santolanasana strengthens the …

Vajrasana

Vajrasana is one of the most popular meditative postures. The asana is being used since five thousand years. And when Buddha attained enlightenment, Vajrasana was called the “Indestructible seat.” As, the posture helps in absolute stillness inside-out. What is so special about Vajrasana? Vajrasana¬†or¬†Thunderbolt¬†pose is considered to be the best sitting posture, for practicing breathing …

Veerabhadrasana

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 …

Ushtrasana

Ushtrasana or the camel pose is a backbend which also opens the heart centre.¬†¬†Ushtrasana is like a camel travelling through the Sahara, requiring stamina, endurance, and a commitment to inner awareness. What is so special about¬†Ushtrasana? This asana improves the blood circulation in the abdominal region. Thus, improves the digestion. Also, the pose strengthens the …

Parivrtta-Ardha-Chandrasana

  A blend of forward bend, twist, balance and strength, comes Parivrtta Ardha Chandrasana. The asana¬†is beneficial and challenging. This variation of Ardha Chandrasana is a dynamic posture as its benefits a umultitude of body parts. It is easy to fall down and move to the next posture. But it takes patience and perseverance to …

Tola-Asana

Tolasana or scale pose is a seated lifted arm balance, which is also known as Lifted Lotus pose. Besides, getting the benefits of Padmasana, Tolasana helps in building arms and core strength too!! What is so special about Tolasana? Moola bandha and uddiyana bandha will be exercised when practicing tolasana. Because the whole abdomen is …

Merudandasana

Babies are natural yogis! Just watch a baby playing, you’ll see them twisting, bending, putting their toes into their mouths, raising their shoulders & head and so many variations of yoga asanas. Similarly, Merudandasana is a playful posture which stretches the hips and hamstrings. This is also called the balancing bear pose. What is special …

Swastikasana

Swastikasana is a meditative posture. The sanskrit word Swastik means auspicious. The asana allows the practitioner to sit straight in stillness. This pose also enhances the hip flexibility. What is so special about Swastikasana This is a meditative posture which stretches the hips and the thighs. The asana balances the lower body alignment, as the …

Natrajasana

Today, April 29th is celebrated worldwide as International Dance Day!¬†The goal of the ‚ÄúInternational Dance Day Message‚ÄĚ is to celebrate Dance, to revel in the universality of this art form, to cross all political, cultural and ethnic barriers and bring people together through the common language of Dance.¬†UNESCO leads the celebration in Paris and throughout …

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