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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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...

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...

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:...

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...