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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...
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...
Kandharasana - The Shoulder Pose

Kandharasana – The Shoulder Pose will cure back pain.

Introduction : Kandharasana - The Shoulder Pose The meaning of the sankrit word Kandha means Shoulder and asana stands for Pose. Hence this posture of Yoga is known as Kandharasana or Shoulder Pose. Kandharasana or...
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...
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,...
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...

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...
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...
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"...
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...
Adho Mukha Svanasana - Downward Dog Pose

Shoulder Strengthening Yoga – Adho Mukha Svanasana – Downward Dog Pose

Introduction: Adho Mukha Svanasana - Downward Dog Pose The meaning of the sanskrit words adhas stands for "down", mukha signifying "face" and svana or shvana implies "dog", and asana means "posture" or "seat". Hence this...

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...
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...
Naga Asana- The Cobra Pose

What is so special about Naga Asana?

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...
Simhasana - The Lion Pose

Do you know Simhasana is an anti-ageing yoga?

Introduction: Simhasana - The Lion PoseThe 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,...
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...
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...
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...

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...
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...
Sarvanga Asana - The Shoulder-stand Pose

Why Sarvanga Asana is The Queen of asana ?

Introduction: Sarvanga Asana - The Shoulder-stand Pose The meaning of the sanskrit word sarvanga stands for limb or body (torso). consequently sarvanga is interprets as either "all-limb" or "whole-body pose". It is so called as...
Dhanura Asana / The Bow Pose

Dhanura Asana / The Bow Pose

Introduction: Dhanura Asana - The Bow Pose The Sanskrit word dhanur signifies bow-shaped, arced or twisted. The bow referred here is a bow in "bow and arrow." This asana represents as the body depicts the...
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...
Bitilasana - Cow Poze

How Bitilasana – Cow Pose helps to stretch ?

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...

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