Asanas

Yoga Asanas

Anjanaya Asana – The Salutation Pose

Anjanaya Asana – The Salutation Pose
Introduction to Anjanaya Asana The Meaning of the Sanskrit word anjaneya is “salutation or praise”. The root word anj means to respect, to celebrate, to smear. Anjanaya Asana is good for all ages. It is pronounced as Ahn-jah-nay-ah-sa-na. Benefits of Anjanaya Asana The Anjanaya Asana is a combination or merges of many poses and mudras (gestures) in...

Sirsha Asana -The Head-Stand

Sirsha Asana -The Head-Stand
Introduction to Sirsha Asana: The thinking of the sanskrit word sirsha entails head. Hence this pose is known as headstand posture. Sirsha Asana. The Head-Stand is popularly linked up with the practice of Yoga. In yoga recitation, Sirsha Asana. The Head-Stand represents one and only the most significant yoga postures. Dubbed as "master of all...

What is so special about Naga Asana?

Naga Asana- The Cobra Pose
Introduction:  Naga Asana - The Cobra Pose The Sanskrit word naga stands for serpent or snake. The Naga asana , also recognized as the bhujanga asana. The meaning of the sanskrit word Bhujanga,  also stands for snake and is traced from the root bhuj which signifies to bow or bend. It is pronounced as na-gah-sa-na. Benefits of...

Anantasana : Vishnu’s Couch Pose

Anantasana Vishnu’s Couch Pose
Introduction: Anantasana : Vishnu’s Couch Pose The Sanskrit meaning of the word ananta stand for "without end" or "endless" or "the infinite one", and Asana signifying "posture" or "seat". Anantasana is also known as Vishnu's Couch Pose or Sleeping Vishnu Pose, Eternal One's Pose, or Side-Reclining Leg Lift. Sleeping Vishnu Pose or Anantasana is a...

Secret benefits of Bridge Pose (Setu Bandhasana)

Bridge Pose Setu Bandhasana
Introduction: Setu Bandhasana - Bridge Pose Setu Bandhasana or bridge pose is derived from a Sanskrit word. In Sanskrit "setu" signifies "bridge or dam" and "bandha" symbolizes for lock. Hence it is also known as bridge pose in English. This posture seem simple and easy but it is quite thrilling. It can be well practiced by...

Ardhachandra Asana – The Half Moon Pose

Ardhachandra Asana– The Half Moon Pose
Introduction to Ardhachandra Asana The Ardhachandra Asana means half moon pose. The meaning of the Sanskrit word ardha denote "half," and the word chandra denote "moon," thus, this ASANA is known as the "half moon" posture. It is pronounced as ard-ha-chun-drah-sa-na. Benefits of Ardhachandra Asana The Ardhachandra Asana or half moon pose is a most common stretching out...

Akarna Dhanura Asana – The Shooting bows Pose

Akarna Dhanura Asana
Introduction to Akarna Dhanura Asana - The Shooting Bows Pose The Sanskrit word karna means ear . Dhanur means bow-shaped, arced or bent. It is also known as The Shooting –Bow- pose or Akarna Dhanura Asana because of the appearance of the posture. It is pronounced as ah-car-nah da-noor ah-sa-na Benefits of Akarna Dhanura Asana /...

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Simhasana - The Lion Pose
Introduction: Simhasana - The Lion Pose The meaning of the sanskrit word simha virtually signifies "the powerful (brawny, potent) one" it is the word for "lion."(The king of beasts) thus is called the lion posture, and one executing this asana  can be supposed to resemble a roaring lion about to attack. The most beneficial time...

Tada Asana – The Mountain Pose

tada asana The Mountain Pose
Introduction: Tada Asana - The Mountain Pose The meaning of the Sanskrit word tada signifies mountain. The other name of this asana is the samasthiti asana. The meaning of the word Sama means unchanged, balance, and sthiti stands for standing upright or unwaveringly, abiding, so samasthiti implies standing firmly without moving. It is pronounced as ta-dah-sa-na....

Discover the benefits of Matsyasana The Fish Pose

Matsyasana - The Fish Pose
Introduction: Matsyasana - The Fish Pose The meaning of the Sanskrit word matsya signifies fish; hence this is the fish posture. The pronunciation is like maht-see-yah-sa-na. Benefits of Matsyasana - The Fish Pose The Matsya-Asana makes an outstanding enlargement and stretching out of the thorax which serves you free from high respiratory congestion. This asana is good...

Janusirasana – head to knee pose

Janusirasana - Head To Knee Pose
Introduction: Janusirasana - Head To Knee Pose The meaning of the sanskrit word “Janu” signifies “knees” and 'siras' stands for 'head'. Hence this asana is known as Janushirasana. In this asana the head is placed and balanced on one’s knees. Therefore, it is also called as Head To Knee Pose. This asana is likewise named...

Ushtra Asana – The Camel Pose

Introduction: Ushtra Asana – The Camel Pose The meaning of the sanskrit word ushtra signifies camel. Ushtra Asana implies to stretch  and opens the whole of the front of the body, including the hip flexors and pectoral muscles. Traditionally it is seen as opening the "heart centre". It is usually and correctly pronounced as oosh-trah-sa-na. Benefits of ...

Ugra Asana -The Noble Pose Posture

Ugra Asana / The Noble Pose Posture
Introduction The meaning of the sanskrit word ugra agency  powerful, omnipotent, mighty, strong ,firm or dignify (noble). It may be sometime known as  the noble or powerful posture. The other name of Ugra Asana / The Noble Pose Posture is  also titled as the Pascimottana-asana or the Brahmacharyaasana. The word pascima could signify behind, afterward,...

Ekapada Asana – One Legged Pose

Ekapada-Asana-One Legged Pose
Introduction: Ekapada Asana - One Legged Pose The meaning of the Sanskrit word eka stands for one and pada stands for foot. Hence it is more commonly known as Ekapada Asana or one-legged pose. It is Pronounced as eka-pod-ah-sa-na.  Benefits of Ekapada Asana -One Legged Pose The most important requirement of this asana is to create or...

How Vriksha Asana increase concentration ?

Introduction: Vriksha  Asana – The Tree Pose The meaning of the Sanskrit word vriksha implies tree, therefore this asana is called as the Tree Posture, Vriksha Asana. It is proniunced as vrik-shah-sa-na. This is called Vriksha asaan because you are standing erect,unbend and straight  on your  left leg, bending  the right leg, place your  right foot on...

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Ardha Kumasana - Half Tortoise Pose
Introduction: Ardha Kumasana - Half Tortoise Pose The meaning of the sanskrit word Ardha means "half", Kurma imply "turtle" or "tortoise", and Asana stands for "posture" or "Pose". Ardha Kumasana pose is intended to imitate the manner a tortoise is and hence it is titled as Half Tortoise Pose. There are many benefits which are...

Baddha kona Asana – The Restrained Angle Pose

Baddha-kona-Asana– The Restrained Angle Pose
Introduction to Baddha kona Asana – The Restrained Angle Pose The Sanskrit word baddha signifies an attachment, bond, chain, arrested or restrained, bounded. The word  Kona stands for corner or angle hence this is known as the restrained-foot-angle posture. It is usually pronounced as ba-dah-cone-ah-sa-na or baddha kona asana Benefits of Baddha kona Asana – The Restrained Angle...

Trikona Asana – The Triangle Pose

Trikona Asana - The Triangle Pose
Introduction:- The meaning of the Sanskrit word tri implies 3 , three and kona stands for corner or angle. Therefore "three corner or three angle posture" are much known as the triangle posture. This pose of asana is also recognized as the utthita trikona asana. Utthita intends elongated or broadened hence this is the Extended...

Nataraja Asana- The King of the Dance Pose

Nataraja Asana/The King of the Dance Pose
Introduction: Nataraja Asana- The King of the Dance Pose The meaning of the sanskrit word nata stands for dancer and raja signifies king. Nataraja is also refer to Shiva, who is the Lord, master, creator and almighty of the dance as well as a cosmic dancer. It is said that when Lord Shiva become happy...

Chakra Asana – Wheel Posture

Chakra-asana- Wheel Posture
Introduction to Chakra Asana Chakra,is derived from the root word chak i.e to move signifies wheel and thus this is known as Wheel Posture. It is also referred as the urdhva-dhanurasana. The meaning of Urdhva implies aroused, raised or erect and dhanur symbolize for bow. Both "wheel posture (Chakra asana)" and "raised bow posture (urdhva-dhanurasana)"...

Garuda Asana –The Eagle Pose

Garuda – Asana –The Eagle Pose
Introduction:  Garuda Asana - The Eagle Pose The meaning of Sanskrit word garuda stands for eagle. According to Hindu mythology Garuda represents, the king of birds. He is vahan or mode of transports of the God Vishnu. Its Pronunciation is ga-roo-dah-sa-na. Benefits of Garuda Asana - The Eagle Pose The health benefits of Garuda-asana are numerous. ...

Ardha Matsyendra Asana -The Half Spinal Twist Pose

Front View of the Asana
Introduction to Ardha Matsyendra Asana -The Half Spinal Twist Pose The literal meaning of Ardha implies half. Many Siddhas/ masters who where later became profound Yogis cited Matsyendra in the past Yoga text the Hatha-Yoga-Pradipika. This pose is commonly known as the Spinal Twist because the spinal column /backbone is twisted lightly. It is pronounced as ard-ha-mat-syen-drah-sa-na...

How Bitilasana – Cow Pose helps to stretch ?

Bitilasana - Cow Poze
Introduction to Bitilasana - Cow Pose Bitilasana acquires its name from the Sanskrit word Batila, which stands for cow. It is called so since the posture resembles the body posture of a cow. This asana is virtually all of the time exercised in combination with the cat pose. It is one of the most uncomplicated...

Really Marjariasana -The Cat Pose increase height?

Introduction: Marjariasana - The Cat Pose The meaning of the sanskrit word "Marjari" signifies 'cat' and "asana" means 'Pose. Hence this pose as known as Marjariasana or Cat Pose. It is also known by the name Bidalasana because the word Bidal also stands for Cat. After exercising cat pose you'll experience fresh aliveness and vitality...

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