Category: Yoga

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Chi Energy

Chi Energy: Have you ever wondered why a child sleeps instantly when rapped or patted by mother? What is there in patting, its nothing but the soothing energy which relaxes...

Foods to eat before practicing yoga

Foods to Eat Before Yoga Practice

Foods to eat before practising yoga Eat or not to eat before yoga classes has been quite a curiosity and a topic of discussion among yoga lovers. If you go...

techniques of meditation

10 Minutes Meditation Technique

You jog regularly to keep you healthy but often feel overwhelmed by the stress of life. Meditation promises serenity. Recent studies at the University of Wisconsin and UCLA suggests that...

Paschimottanasana

How to do Paschimottanasana (Seated Forward Bend)

This is intense forward bending asana, and require flexibility. It is a horizontal version of uttanasana. Due to tightness in the legs and back, forward bending is not easy. Beginners...

fish-pose

Matsyasana – Fish Pose

Matsyasana fills the air in your lungs and lets you float like fish by doing plavini pranayama. It is highly recommended to perform this asana immediately after sarvangasana to create...

ushtrasana-camel-pose

How to do Ushtrasana (Camel Pose)

In Sanskrit Ushtra means camel because the final pose looks like a camel. It is a deep backward bending asana especially good for back problems, blood circulation, and respiratory system....

yoga-for-piles

12 Yogasana for Piles

Piles, also known as hemorrhoids, are caused when the veins around the anal region become swollen and inflamed. In the condition of piles you feel extreme to mild pain whenever...

dhanurasana

How to do Dhanurasana (Bow Pose)

This pose gets its name from the shape itself i.e. bow. The body takes the shape of bow and arms work as string. It is a very good asana to...

yoga-handstand

How to do Adho Mukha Vrksasana (Handstand Pose)

This inverted asana has a lot of similarity with headstand (sirsasana) and forearm balance asana (pincha mayurasana). It is a challenging pose which requires strong arm, strong shoulder blades, strong...

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How to do Natrajasana (Lord of the Dance Pose)

‘Nat’ means dancer, and ‘raj’ means king, the natarajasana or the Lord of the dance pose has been inspired by the Hindu god Shiva who is considered as the lord...

yoga-nidra

What is Yogic Sleep – Yoga Nidra

As per the literature of yoga, it’s ideal to end your yoga sequence either with yoga nidra or savasana (corpse pose). Sleep is of two types un-cautious sleep or regular...

Balasana - Child Pose

How to do Balasana (Child Pose)

Balasana or child pose is the calming warm up yoga pose. It is a sitting and bending pose which stretches and releases the spine and lower back and get you...

Urdhva Hastasana

How to do Urdhva Hastasana (Upward Hand Pose)

Urdhva hastasana, also known as urdhva vrikshasana, upward tree pose or upward hand pose, is the first asana while performing surya namaskar. It is a perfect pose to revitalize the...

third-eye-awakening

What is Third Eye Awakening or Ajna Chakra

Third eye also known as Ajna Chakra is very much associated with Lord Shiva as the only person or deity with third eye on his forehead, that is why he...

kundalini-yoga

Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini Yoga, originated from the Sanskrit wordlaya yoga, also known as “the yoga of awareness”, is theprocess of awakening of kundalini energy through yoga, meditation, pranayama, and mantra. In English,...

swastikasana yoga pose

How to do Swastikasana (Auspicious Pose)

Swastika is an ancient Hindu auspicious symbol which means being well and healthy. This asana tries to attain the shape of swastika with legs placed on each other. It will...

padmasana-pose

How to do Padmasana (Lotus Pose)

In Sanskrit, Padma means Lotus, it is also called as kamalasana as sitting posture gives you the appearance of lotus. It is a cross legged sitting yoga pose for deep...

preparatory-poses

What are the Preparatory Poses in Yoga

As name suggests, preparatory poses prepare your body, internally and externally, and create required stamina to perform the variety of asanas in the Yoga. Asanas create a lot of strain...

virasana-hero-pose

How to do Virasana (Hero Pose)

Vira means a hero in the Sanskrit. Hero pose is classical seated beginner yoga asana and a highly recommended position for meditation and pranayama. The pose can be done even...

Adho Mukha Svanasana – Downward Facing Dog

How to do Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog)

In Sanskrit, “Adho” means “down,” “Mukha” means “facing,” and “Svana” means “dog.” Adho Mukha Svanasana is one of the poses which makes up Surya Namaskara sequence. (The Sun Salutation). It...

Naukasana-Boat Pose

How to do Naukasana – Boat Pose

Boat is called nauka in the Sanskrit. This asana looks like just a boat as entire body takes the shape of boat while practising. This asana can be performed in...

Halasana-Plough Pose

How to do Halasana (Plough Pose)

Plough is a popular farming tool to prepare the soil for agricultural purposes, in the same way, halasana also prepares the body and mind for yogic purposes. Steps to do...

Tadasana-Palm Tree Pose

How to do Tadasana (Mountain Pose/Palm Tree Pose)

In Sanskrit, tada means palm tree, the pose resembles the shape of palm tree. It is the basic but key standing asana with different variations, and one of the best...

Savasana-Corpse Pose

How to do Savasana Yoga (Corpse Pose)

Savasana or shavasana, as name reflects, in Sanskrit, shava meaning “corpse”, corpse pose resembles the pose of a dead body for relaxation purpose. It is also referred to, and confused...

Sirsasana-Headstand Pose

How to do Sirsasana Yoga (Headstand Pose)

[highlight]There are two types of Sirsasana – Salamba (supported) and Niralamba (unsupported).[/highlight]   This asana is called the “father” of all yoga poses due to its complexity and endless benefits....

Uttanasana – Standing Forward Bend Pose

Uttanasana – Standing Forward Bend Pose

Like Sarvangasana and Sirsasana, in Utthanasana also, your head goes below your heart which allows the bloodflow to your head providing a boost of oxygen to all the cells. In...

Hanumanasana – Monkey Pose

How to do Hanumanasana Yoga (Monkey Pose)

It is said that hanumanasana, or monkey pose, derives its name from the giant leap made by Lord Hanuman to the Lanka in the epic Ramayana. This is a complex...

Sarvangasana – Shoulder Stand Pose

How to do Sarvangasana Yoga (Shoulder Stand Pose)

In Sanskrit, sarva means ‘entire’ or ‘whole’ and anga means ‘body’, sarvangasana means whole body asana, also known as ‘salamba sarvangasana’ means ‘supported shoulder stand pose’. There is also another variation...

Mandukasana – Frog Pose

How to do Mandukasana Yoga (Frog Pose)

It is also known as frog pose because final pose of this asana resembles a frog. In Sanskrit, frog is called as a Manduk. Steps to do Mandukasana Variation 1:...

Supta Vajrasana

How to do Supta Vajrasana Yoga (Reclined Thunderbolt Pose)

Here supta means ‘reclined’. It is also called ‘Reclined Thunderbolt Pose’. This asana is a variation of vajrasana. This is especially useful for digestive system, spine, thighs, and lungs. It...

Vajrasana – Diamond Pose - Thunderbolt Pose

Vajrasana Yoga or Thunderbolt Pose

Vajrasana Yoga or Thunderbolt Pose, also known as diamond pose or zen pose, is a Sanskrit word which signifies firmness as this asana gives you firm sitting posture. Perhaps, it...