Asanas

Yoga Asanas

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...

Vira Asana-The Hero Pose

Vira asan- The hero pose
Intoduction:- Vira Asana-The Hero Pose The meaning of the Sanskrit word vira stands for hero, courageous, brave, successful man, or warrior. It is usually as pronounced as veer-ah-sa-na. Like Padmasana - The Lotus Posture , Vira Asana is also an option of sitting pose for meditaion and Pranayam . Benefits of Vira Asana/The Hero Pose Vira Asana/The...

Gomukha Asana -The Cow Face Pose

Gomukha Asana -The Cow Face Pose
Introduction: Gomukha Asana-The Cow Face Pose The meaning of sanskrit word Go signifies Cow and mukh stand for Face hence this asana is known as Gomukha Asana. It is generally pronounced as go-moo-khah-sa-na. The benefits of Gomukha Asana -The Cow Face Pose Gomukha Asana increases stretch abilities of arms, belly, upper back, thorax and the sides of...

How to improve locust pose – Shalabhasana?

Shalabhasana - The Locust Pose
Introduction: Shalabhasana – The Locust Pose The meaning of the sanskrit word Shalabha signifies locust or grasshopper. There is a variation of this posture called the Viparita-Shalabhaasana. The Sanskrit word viparita stands for "reverse." Hence Viparita-Shalabhaasana means Reverse Locust or Grasshopper Pose. It is generally  Pronounced as sha-la-bhah-sa-na. Benefits of Shalabhasana – The Locust Pose Increase the...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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 /...

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...

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...

Bala Asana – The Child Pose

Bala-asana – The Child Pose
Introduction to Bala Asana The  true sanskritic meaning of the word “bala” implies Child. Hence it is known as Bala Asana. It is pronounced as ba-lah-sa-na. Benefits of Bala Asana–The Child Pose The bala-asana is one and only the most restful and relaxing Yoga positions and that can be easily executed and performed by beginners. It is...

Suryanamaskar – The Sun Salutation

Sun Salutation
Introduction to Suryanamaskar –  The Sun Salutation The word Surya signifies sun. Namaskar represents the Hindu word for Namaste, altogether it means to bow, Salute, greeting or praise, It is pronounced as soor-yee-ah-nahma-skar or The Sun Salutation - Suryanamaskar Benefits of  Suryanamaskar - The Sun Salutation Surya Namaskar / Sun Salutation provides flexibility for the muscles. It also...

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...

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...

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...

How Uttanapadasana got its name?

Introduction: Uttanapadasana - Raised Legs Pose. The meaning of the sanskrit words uttana stands for  "intense stretch" or "straight" or "stretched" or "Raised" and pada  signifying "leg" or "foot" and asana standing for "posture" or "seat". Thus this asana is named as Uttanapadasana, Uttanpadasana, Utthanpadasana, Uttana Padasana or Raised Legs Pose Benefits of  Uttanapadasana - Raised...

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...

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...

Learn How To Perform Chair Pose (Utkatasana) ?

Introduction: Utkatasana - Chair Pose The Sanskrit  significance of Utkatasana stands for " intense posture" or" powerful posture". Utkat means "wild", "frightening", " intense", "large", "ferocious" and asana meaning "posture" or "seat". This pose is likewise known as Standing Squat pose. Sitting down in a chair might sound very comfortable and cozy. But sitting down...

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