Pregnancy and Yoga

Pregnancy and motherhood are the most eulogized concepts of all times, and in all cultures universally. Women have always been looked up to with awe because of this wonder of being able to bring another being into this world. But is pregnancy all that Utopian as it appears to be ? Ask any pregnant woman and she will tell you, ...

Yoga for men

Men are known to engage in more strenuous activities in life. They like to play sports, they lift weights to keep a good figure, and their jobs are usually more physically demanding like carpentry and construction work. Add the pressure they have to go through for being the head of the family and being a part of the so-called stronger ...

Yoga for better sex

Gomukhasana

Gomukhasana helps induce relaxation. When you feel tired, tense or worried, practicing this asana can help release the tension.

Hastapadasana

  Hastapadasana is also known as standing forward bend posture. Standing forward bend posture is very easy yoga pose and also one of the most effective yoga pose: How to do standing forward bend yoga posture or Hastapadasana: 1. Stand straight. 2. Bring your arms overhead while inhaling. 3. Now while exhaling bend forward and down towards the feet. 4. ...

Siddhasana

  Mastery over this asana helps one to acquire many supernal powers. While doing this asana, One must not force the body. Be aware of the feelings that the posture develops in various parts of the body. Let the mind move with the body movements. Close your eyes and taste peace. Steps to follow (Siddhasana) : 1. Place the left ...

Yoga Nidra

  Yoga Nidra brings an incredible calmness, quietness and clarity. Yoga Nidra is one of the deepest of all meditations, leading awareness through many levels of mental process to a state of supreme stillness and insight. Yoga Nidra means Yogic Sleep. It is a state of conscious Deep Sleep. In Meditation, you remain in the Waking state of consciousness, and ...

Shoulder Socket Rotation (Skandh Chakra)

  Skandh Chakra is an Indian translation for Shoulder Socket Rotation pose. This asana has two variations. You can learn this asana as below: Variation I: Remain in Sukhasana or comfortable cross legged pose. Keep spinal chord and the neck straight. Keep your eyes open. Breathe slow and rhythmic. Stretch forward your arms to shoulder level. Keep the palms straight ...

Vrikshasana (Ardha Chandrasana)

  Explanation:  ‘Vriksha’ means tree in sanskrit. In this asana, the body stays upright like a tree. This is also called Ardha (half) Chandrasana. Description:  Stand straight and keep both the legs together. With the right hand lift the right foot and keep the right heel pressed against the right hip so that the toes point downwards. Balance the body ...

Janusirasana

  Benefits 1. It keeps the liver healthy and ensures that it functions normally. 2. It cures stomach disorders and secrete digestive juices apart from stimulating the solar plexus. Description of the asana 1.  Sit straight with both legs stretched in front. 2.  Now bend the left leg, bring your heel to the groin and touch the right thigh with your foot. Keep ...

Vajrasana

  Benefits 1. It ensures digestion and prevents excess wind formation. Description of the asana 1.  Sit on your knees keeping them together. 2.  Draw both toes together, and with heels apart, sit on them. Keep your hands straight on the respective knees. 3.  Breathe normally with your spine straight. Relax your hands and release the legs 4.  Now lie on your ...

Half Locust Pose (Ardha Shalabhasana)

  Benefits 1. It alleviates constipation 2. Helps to tone the back muscles 3. Recommended for the management of sciatica & slipped disc 4. improves blood circulation Description of the asana 1.   Lie flat on the stomach with the hands under the thighs, palms downwards or hands clenched. 2.   Keep both the legs straight throughout the practice. 3.   Place the chin on the ...

Half Shoulder Stand (Ardha Sarvangasana)

  Benefits 1. Promotes proper thyroid function 2. strengthens abdomen 3. stretches upper back 4. improves blood circulation induces relaxation Description of the asana 1.   Lie on your back and lift your legs up into air. 2.   Place your hands on your lower back for support, resting your elbows and lower arms on the ground. 3.   Make sure your weight is ...

Knee Nose Pose (Supta Pawana Muktasana)

  Benefits 1. Strengthens lower back muscles and loosens the Spinal Vertebrae 2. Massages abdomen and digestive organs 3. Effective in removing gas and constipation 4. Useful in treatment of impotence, sterility and menstrual problems Description of the asana 1. Bend both knees and bring both knees to the chest. Inter lock your fingers and clasp the hands and on the ...

Hidden Lotus (Baddha Padmasana)

Benefits Decreases joints pains. Improves digestive system, appetite. Improves liver functions. Description of the asana Sit in the posture of Lotus(padma asana) [click here to set details of Lotus]. While exhaling twist slightly to the right and reach back with the right hand to grasp your right big toe. Inhale. Again while exhaling, twist slightly to the left and reach back ...

The Knee to Chest (Pawanmuktasana)

  Benefits As the stomach is pressed and then allowed to go limp in this asana , the liver , urinary bladder, spleen, intestines and stomach are well exercised by it. Helps one to get rid of constipation , improves appetite, releases wind and reduces flatulence. Description of the asana Lie down on a mat . Exhale and stop breathing. ...

The Peacock (Mayurasana)

  Benefits Highly beneficial for indigestion ,flatulence and allied problems, as the weight of the body presses the elbow into the upper abdomen, massaging the pancreas and spleen. Description of the asana Sit back on your heel with knees apart. Place your palms on the floor, fingers pointing back toward your feet. Using your arms bend forward and place the ...

Yogamudra

  Benefits Tones up the spinal nerves and is of great benefit to the proper functioning of the digestive system. Helps to normalize movement of the faces in the intestines. Also effective for depression , sciatica etc. Description of the asana Sit on a blanket . Form a foot lock by placing the right foot over the left thigh and ...

The Half Wheel (Ardha Chakrasana)

  Benefits Most dynamic back ward bend. Stimulates all the charkas or energy centers. Effective for respiratory problems, backache, rheumatic pains etc. Description of the asana Keeping feet far apart and hands on hips arch slowly backward. Keep your weight on your knees and push your hips forward. Inhale, raise your arms over and behind your head and drop back ...

The Lion (Singhasana)

  Benefits 1. Increases Blood circulation to throat and tongue . 2. Strengthens face and throat muscles. 3. Improves voice. 4. Effective for sinus headache. Description of the Asana: Kneel on the mat and sit on your heels. Place your hands down on your Knees and look straight ahead. Now breathe in deeply, through your nose, lean slightly forward and ...

The Corpse Pose (Shava Asana)

  Benefits Relaxation and relief from hypertension, stress, anxiety, fear psychosis and insomnia. Description of the Asana The classic relaxation pose practised before each session, between asanas and in the final relaxation. Lie on your back and feet spread about 18 inches apart and hands about 6 inches from your sides, palms up. Ease yourself into the pose, making sure ...