Yoga Asanas

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...

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...

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...

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...

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)"...

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...

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. ...

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 figure of a bow with its thread stretched out back at the ready pose to shoot a pointer. It is...

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...

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