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  1. Shoulder Stand (Sarvangasana)

    How to do Shoulder Stand (Sarvangasana) If you have had abnormal blood pressure, glaucoma, detached retina, chronic thyroid disorders, neck or shoulder injuries, consult your teacher and physician before doing the shoulder stand. Lie on your back. With ...
  2. Lying-down Body Twist (Chakrasana)

    Lie on your back; feet together and hands relaxed by the sides. Bend your legs and place the feet on the floor, close to the buttocks, wider than the hips. Stretch the arms away from the body with the palms facing up. Gently bring both knees to the grou ...
  3. Yoga: What is Yoga?

    Yoga relieves your body and mind from stress Yoga relieves your body and mind from stress Yoga benefits people of every age Yoga benefits people of every age Yoga sparks a new enthusiasm and happiness in life Yoga sparks a new enthusiasm and happiness i ...
  4. Wind-Relieving Pose (Pawanmuktasana)

    This yoga pose, as its name suggests, is excellent for releasing abdominal gas.  Pawanmuktasana   is pronounced as PUH-vuhn-mukt-AAHS-uh-nuh. Pavana  = wind,  mukta = relieve or release, Asana =  Posture or Pose How to do Wind-Relieving Pose (Pawanmukta ...
  5. Chair Pose (Utkatasana)

    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 ...
  6. One-Legged Forward Bend (Janu Shirasasana)

    How to do One-Legged Forward Bend (Janu Shirasasana) Sit up with the legs stretched out straight in front of you, keeping the spine erect. Bend the left knee and place the left foot against the right thigh, keeping the left knee on the floor. Breathing ...
  7. Upward Plank Pose (Poorvottanasana)

    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" fron ...
  8. 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 t ...
  9. Cat Stretch (Marjariasana)

    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 ...
  10. Child Pose (Shishuasana)

    Shishu= child; asana= pose Pronounced- shishuh-asanah   How to do Child Pose (Shishuasana) Sit on your heels. Keeping your hips on the heels, bend forward, and lower your forehead to the floor. Keep the arms alongside your body with hands on the floor, ...
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