Yoga Postures

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  1. Boat Pose (Naukasana)

    Boat Pose (Naukasana) Nauka  = Boat, Asana = Posture or Pose This yoga posture has been named after the shape it takes – that of a boat. Naukasana is prounced as NAUK-AAHS-uh-nuh. How to do Boat Pose (Naukasana) Lie on your back with your feet together an ...
  2. Mill Churning Pose (Chakki Chalanasana)

    Chakki = Grinder, Chalana = to drive, Asana = Posture or Pose Chuh-key-Chuh-LAANA-AAHS-uh-nuh This yoga posture mimics the movements of a hand-moved wheat grinder, common in the villages of India. It turns out to be a fun and excellent workout for the bod ...
  3. Yoga warm-up: A glorious start to the day

    Divya Sachdev, YES+ teacher, shares instructions and experiences of yoga warm-up exercises in The Art of Living International Center, Bangalore. It was a beautiful Friday morning. I sprang out of my bed as I was looking forward to a wonderful morning yoga ...
  4. How To Do Surya Namaskar

    Sun Salutation – The Perfect Yoga Workout If you are pressed for time and looking for a single mantra to stay fit, here’s the answer. A set of 12 powerful yoga asanas (postures) that provide a good cardiovascular workout in the form of Surya Namaskar. Lit ...
  5. Moon Salutation

    Moon Salutation (Chandra Namaskar) The practice of Moon Salutation (Chandra Namaskar) is a reflection of Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation), just as the moon has no light of its own but reflects the light of the sun. The sequence of asanas is the same as Sur ...
  6. Butterfly Pose (Badhakonasana)

    Badha = Bound or Restrained, Kona = Angle, Asana = Pose or Posture  This pose is pronounced as BAH-dah-cone-AHS-ana The posture is named Badhakonasana because of the way it is carried out – both the feet tucked close to the groin, clasped tightly with the ...
  7. Fish Pose (Matsyasana)

    Fish Pose | Matsyasana Matsya – Fish; Asana – Pose This asana is pronounced as mut-see-ahs-ana The fish pose, if carried out in water, allows the body to float quite easily like that of a fish; hence the name. How to do Fish Pose (Matsyasana) Lie on your ...
  8. Bridge Pose (Setu Bandhasana)

    Bridge Pose (Setu Bandhasana) Setu – Bridge; Bandha – Bind, Lock; Asana – Pose, Posture This asana is pronounced as SAY-tuh-bun-DHAHS-ana The pose resembles a bridge, hence the name. How to do Bridge Pose (Setu Bandhasana) To begin, lie on your back. Fold ...
  9. Sideways Bending Using Both Arms

    How to do Konasana 2 Stand with feet about 2-feet apart. Balance weight equally on feet. Breathing in, raise your arms overhead and join the palms together, interlacing the fingers to form a steeple position. Keep the arms touching the ears. Breathing out ...
  10. Lying-down Body Twist (Natrajasana)

    How to do Lying-down Body Twist (Natrajasana) Lie on your back with arms horizontally stretched out in line with the shoulders. Bend your knees and bring your feet close to your hips. The soles of the feet are fully on the ground. Swing the knees to the l ...
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