Asanas

Yoga Asanas

Uttanapadasana - Raised Legs Pose.

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...
Bridge Pose Setu Bandhasana

Secret benefits of 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...
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...
Akarna Dhanura Asana

Akarna Dhanura Asana – The Shooting bows Pose

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...
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...
Ardha Kumasana - Half Tortoise Pose

Does Ardha Kumasana Pose cure Insomnia?

Introduction: Ardha Kumasana - Half Tortoise PoseThe 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...
tada asana The Mountain Pose

Tada Asana – The Mountain Pose

Introduction: Tada Asana - The Mountain PoseThe 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,...
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...
Vira asan- The hero pose

Vira Asana-The Hero Pose

Intoduction:- Vira Asana-The Hero PoseThe 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 ,...
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...
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...
Front View of the Asana

Ardha Matsyendra Asana -The Half Spinal Twist Pose

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...

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...
savaasana

Savasana The Corpse Pose Is So Famous, But Why?

Introduction: Savasana - Corpse Pose Savasana is usually derived from Sanskrit word "sava", meaning Corpse or the dead body. Despite its scary name, Corpse pose - Savasana - has always been one of the favorites...
Sun Salutation

Suryanamaskar – The 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...
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...

Have you ever heard about Parivritta Parshvakona Asana ( The Turned Side Angle Pose)...

Introduction: Parivritta Parshvakona Asana - The Turned Side Angle Pose"Parivritta Parshvakona Asana - The Turned Side Angle Pose", the name is quite long but it is indeed a simple yogasana. The meaning of the...
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...
Gomukha Asana -The Cow Face Pose

Gomukha Asana -The Cow Face Pose

Introduction: Gomukha Asana-The Cow Face PoseThe 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...
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...
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 /...
Shalabhasana - The Locust Pose

How to improve locust pose – Shalabhasana?

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...

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...

Sukhasana – The Easy Pose

Introduction: Sukhasana - The Easy Pose The meaning of the sanskrit word Sukha signifies pleased, happy  or  at ease or comfortable and asana means Pose or seat , hence Sukhasana  is referred  as a easy...
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