Yoga Basics

Yoga: Dhanurasana

November 16, 2016 | | 5 Comments

Dhanurasana, the bow pose, named after the Bow shape that your body resembles while doing it, aims at strengthening your core.

Dhanu =  bow, while asana = pose; pronounced as Dha-nu-raa-sa-na

How to do Dhanurasana:

  1. Lie flat on … Read More

Yoga Basics: Eka Pada Kapotasana

June 10, 2016 | | 2 Comments

The Eka Pada Kapotasana or the Pigeon pose is a variation of the Eka Pada Raja Kapotasana. (Eka = One, Paada = Foot/ Leg, kapota = Pigeon, Aasana = Pose). This pose is recommended for … Read More

Yoga Mudras: An Introduction

April 22, 2016 | | 2 Comments

Mudra, the sanskrit word translates to bodily gesture or just a hand position. Mudras when combined with yogasanas enable free flow of prana or energy, through breathing which stimulates different parts of the body. Because … Read More

Yoga: Prasarita Padottanasana

March 9, 2016 | | 2 Comments

I’m back with another post for basic Yogasanas, this one is called the Prasarita Padottanasana or the Wide legged . This pose has four variations. But I only will be talking about one of those … Read More

Urdhva Virabhadrasana 2

February 8, 2016 | | 19 Comments

The Next Post in the Yoga series is a variation to one of the basic Yogasana stances, called the  Virabhadrasana 2 or Warrior Pose 2 called the Urdhva Virabhadrasana 2, where Urdhva means Upward. We … Read More

Yoga – Ardha Matsyendrasana or Seated Half spinal twist

January 11, 2016 | | 26 Comments

The Ardha Matsyendrasana or the seated Half Spinal Twist is the next one featured in my Yoga Basic series. This pose is essentially a twist that gives a fantastic stretch to your back and relives the tension … Read More

Yoga – Utthita Parsvakonasana

October 3, 2015 | | 44 Comments

Utthita Parsvakonasana is a Yoga pose where, you lean on one of the sides of your body and then extend your arms to get a full stretch. You pronounce it as – oo-THEE-tah  parsh-vah-cone-AHS-ana) utthita … Read More

Yoga – Virabhadrasana 1

September 21, 2015 | | 67 Comments

Virabhadrasana is a sequence of poses, that commemorates the exploits of a brave warrior named Virabhadra. Virabhadrasana in English roughly translates to Warrior Pose (Virabhadra = brave warrior + aasana = pose). This series of … Read More

Yoga – Ardha Anuvittasana or Standing Backbend

September 8, 2015 | | 44 Comments

Ardha Anuvittasana or the standing backbend pose, is the first pose in Suryanamaskara. The sanskrit word Anuvittasana does not translate well into English. So, let’s just say that this pose is essentially a backward half-bend done while … Read More

Yoga – Vrikshasana

August 21, 2015 | | 46 Comments

I hope you have gone through my previous posts in the Yoga Series, if not here is a link to the basic Yoga poses. This post will shed light on Vrikshasana or the Tree pose. Vriksha in Sanskrit translates … Read More

Yoga: Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)

July 20, 2015 | | 33 Comments

I hope you have gone through my previous posts on basic stretches from the Yoga Series, if not then here is a link to the yoga series one can start with. The next pose in the Basic … Read More

Yoga Stretches: Paschima Namaskaraasana

June 23, 2015 | | 26 Comments

We just commemorated the International Yoga Day on the 21st June, 201 and here’s my next post with more of Yoga. The next post in the Yoga series is the Paschima Namaskaraasana or the Reverse Prayer Pose.  Pashchima … Read More

Yoga: Basic Stretches

May 19, 2015 | | 36 Comments

I hope you have been through my Introductory post on Yoga and the Breath technique to follow while in an aasana. This post in the Yoga series will shed light on one of the basic stretches, the Butterfly … Read More

Yoga – A lifestyle Choice and not just a form of exercise

April 22, 2015 | | 28 Comments

Yoga, the literal translation of the Sanskrit word in English means ‘to Unite’. The idea is to show the yogi (the practitioner of Yoga), how to achieve Union or Spiritual Absorption into the Supreme Absolute. The Westerners in … Read More