Asanas

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…

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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,…

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Vrischika Asana – The Scorpion Pose

Vrischika Asana – The Scorpion Pose

Introduction of  Vrischika Asana The meaning of the Sanskrit word Vrischika stands for a scorpion. This pose is so named as Vrischika Asana or scorpion pose because while performing this asana our body resembles and looks like a scorpion. A  scorpion is an insect who has its tail curved above…

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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…

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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.…

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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 Asana because of the appearance of the posture. It is pronounced as ah-car-nah da-noor ah-sa-na…

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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…

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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 Salutation – Suryanamaskar Benefits of  Suryanamaskar – The Sun Salutation Surya Namaskar / Sun Salutation provides…

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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…

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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…

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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 pose is commonly known as the Spinal Twist because the spinal column /backbone is twisted…

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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)”…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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