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Benefits of Sun Salutation

Aug 15, 2013 at 9:04 AM PST

Sun Salutation benefits

Sun Salutations benefit your body, mind, and spirit

Did you know that Sun Salutation is not just physical exercise for weight loss? This beautiful set of yoga postures work not only on the body but also on the mind …

Triangle Pose (Trikonasana)

Aug 20, 2013 at 11:24 AM PST

Triangle Pose (Trikonasana)

Trikona – Triangle; Asana – Pose

The asana is pronounced as Tree-kone-ahs-ana

Unlike most yoga postures, the Triangle Pose requires keeping the eyes open in order to maintain body balance.

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How to do the …

Upward Plank Pose (Poorvottanasana)

Aug 20, 2013 at 11:57 AM PST

The literal meaning of this asana (posture) is to stretch towards the east. However, this has nothing to do with stretching in the east direction. Poorvottanasana specifically refers to the flow of pranaic subtle energies in the “eastern” frontal side.

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Poorva = east + …

Cat Stretch (Marjariasana)

Aug 20, 2013 at 3:03 PM PST

Even pet cats can teach us lessons in yoga! With a keen eye, the yogi absorbs ideas from the world around. Marjari asana, or the cat stretch, incorporates the excellent feline stretch in the yoga workout.

Marjari = Cat; Asana = Posture or Pose

How to do Cat Stretch (Marjari asana)

Standing Spinal Twist (Katichakrasana)

Aug 20, 2013 at 3:13 PM PST

The name of this yoga posture, Katichakrasana, literally means rotation of the waist. It gives a nice stretch to the waist and helps in making it more flexible and supple. It takes very little time to do the stretch and it benefits your body in many ways. A simple yet very …

Warrior Pose (Veerabhadrasana or Virabhadrasana)

Aug 20, 2013 at 3:25 PM PST

This pose strengthens the arms, shoulders, thighs and back muscles, all in one go. This pose is named afterVeerabhadra, a fierce warrior, an incarnation of Lord Shiva. The story of the warrior Veerabhadra, as all stories from Upanishads, has a moral that adds value to our life.

Veera  vigorous, warrior, courageous; Bhadra  good, auspicious; Asana – …

Yoga Poses for a Better Posture

Sep 16, 2013 at 7:24 PM PST

 

Did you know that a correct body posture can make you look tall, slim and, most importantly, confident? And yet, something as simple as a right posture is what most of us lack today. Today’s modern lifestyle has strained the spine by keeping …

The Angle Pose (Konasana)

Sep 20, 2013 at 11:33 AM PST

Kona =Angle; Asana = Pose/Posture

(This posture is Pronounced as:konah-sanah)

How to do Konasana:

  1. Stand straight with feet about hip width distance apart and arms alongside the body.
  2. Breathe in and raise the left arm to the left and up towards.
  3. Breathe out and bend to …

Bow Pose (Dhanurasana)

Sep 20, 2013 at 3:06 PM PST

This yoga posture has been named after the shape it takes – that of a bow. Dhanurasana (Bow Pose) is part of the Padma Sadhana sequence. This yoga posture is pronounced as DHUN-ur-AAHS-uh-nuh.

Dhanu = Bow; Asana = Posture or Pose

How to do Bow Pose …

Chair Pose (Utkatasana)

Sep 20, 2013 at 3:18 PM PST

Sitting in a chair may sound very easy and comfortable. But sitting in an imaginary chair might be a little challenging! And this is exactly what we do in Utkatasana or Chair Pose. The literal meaning of Utkatasana is intense posture or powerful posture.

(Utkat=Intense, Powerful; Asana= Posture/Pose; pronounced as …