Halasana: The Plough pose, Steps and Benefits

halasana steps and benefits

Hala= Plough ; Asana= Posture In an agrarian indian society, plough is considered to be a very sacred instrument as it helps in preparing the land for new farming. Plough is pointed at the bottom end attached to a long shaft. The vertical section which is pointed at the bottom has to be grounded in…

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Naukasana, Boat Yoga Pose Benefits and Steps

Nauka means boat. Hence naukasana is boat pose as the body takes the shape of the boat. Since the central portion of the boat, its core, is important to keep it balanced on the waves, similarily the core of the body is holding it in position in naukasana. Note: People having recent surgeries, pregnant women…

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Vipareeta karani mudra benefits

Vipareet = Reversed; Karani = performing; Mudra= gesture or position Vipareeta karani mudra is a classical hatha yoga mudra which is considered to be a preparatory version for beginning the practise of inverted asanas. The name implies the position of the body in relationship to the gravity as it is changed profoundly in this as…

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Amazing benefits of Sarpasana – Snake Posture

amazing benefits of sarpasana

Sarpasana Sarp=Snake ; Asana = posture Sarpasana is regarded as a preposition for Bhujangasana or Cobra pose. In classical yoga sarpasana falls under the category of backward bending position which are considered to be energising and activating postures. Sarpasana is one of such asanas falling under the basic category where we prepare ourselves for further…

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Ardha-Matsyendrasana – The Half Spinal Twist Yoga Posture

Ardha-Matsyendrasana – half lord of the fishes One of the most celebrated asanas in hatha yoga is Ardhmatsyendrasana.. Ardh=Half ; Matsyendra= Lord of Fish; Asana= Pose Half lord of the fishes pose Its basically of twisting nature and is done while sitting. Matsyendranath was the disciple of sage Gorakshnath who is said to be the…

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Virabhadrasana 1| Explore the courage and nobility in you!

veerbhadrasana 1

Virabhadrasana (Veer = Victorious; Bhadra = Virtuous ; Asana = Posture) BENEFITS: Yet another intensive standing asana, Virabhadrasana is beneficial in: Removing stiffness of feet and legs. Rheumatism in knees and ankles. Increasing sense of balance. Curing flat foot. Reducing cellulite. Improved breathing. Managing pain in disc herniation and bulging. Curing backache, neck ache. Managing…

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Parsvakonasana : Expert tips for developing your personal practice!

Utthita Parsvakonasana ( utthita = extended, parsva= side or flank, kona = angle) BENEFITS: One of the intensive Yogasana, Utthita Parsvakonasana is beneficial in: strengthening feet, ankles, knees and thighs, waist, sternum along with firmness in the hips and groins. helps with arthritic conditions of knees develops balance reducing cellulite around waist and hips. reinforcing the vertebral joints and toning muscles…

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