Yoga Postures

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  1. Reverse Prayer Pose (Paschim Namaskarasana)

    Paschim = west. In this context, it means backside; namaskar = greeting; asana = pose Paschim Namaskarasana or the Reverse Prayer pose is an upper body strengthening pose that works specifically on the arms and the abdomen. It is also known as Viparita Na ...
  2. Eagle pose (Garudasana)

    Garuda – Eagle, asana – pose How to do Eagle Pose (Garudasana) Begin by standing in Tadasana. Bend your knees and lift your left foot up to cross it over the right one. Ensure that right foot is firmly placed on the floor and the left thigh is over the ri ...
  3. Vajrasna (Adamintine Pose)

    This yoga posture has been named after the shape it takes – that of a diamond or thunderbolt. One can sit in Vajrasana (Adamintine Pose) at the time of doing pranayamas. This yoga posture is pronounced as vahj-RAH-sah-na. Vajra = Diamond shaped, thunderbo ...
  4. Adho Mukha Svanasana

    Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward facing dog pose) Adho – Forward; Mukha – Face; Svana- Dog The asana is pronounced as A-doh MOO-kah shvah-NAS-anna Adho mukha svanasana posture replicates a dog bending forward, hence the name downward facing dog pose. This a ...
  5. The Angle Pose (Konasana)

    Angle Pose (Konasana) 1_1.jpg Kona =Angle; Asana = Pose/Posture (This posture is Pronounced as:konah-sanah) How to do Konasana: Stand straight with feet about hip width distance apart and arms alongside the body. Breathe in and raise the left arm to the ...
  6. Warrior Pose (Veerabhadrasana or Virabhadrasana)

    This pose strengthens the arms, shoulders, thighs and back muscles, all in one go. This pose is named after Veerabhadra, a fierce warrior, an incarnation of Lord Shiva. The story of the warrior Veerabhadra, as all stories from Upanishads, has a moral th ...
  7. 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. L ...
  8. Standing Spinal Twist (Katichakrasana)

    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. ...
  9. Superman Pose (Viparita Shalabhasana)

    Superman Pose | Viparita Shalabhasana for back The Superman Pose is similar to a flying superman high in the air. This is where this yoga posture gets its nickname. viparita = inverted/ reversed; shalabh = locust; asana = pose/posture It is pronounced as ...
  10. Urdhva Mukha Svanasana

    Urdhva = Upward, Mukha = Face, Svana = Dog, Asana = Pose Pronounced as OORD-vah-MOO-kah-shvah-NAS-anna Urdhva Mukha Svanasana is a back-bending yoga posture that strengthens the arms, wrists and spine. It also stretches the back and relieves the body of l ...
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