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Blog-41 – Paryankasana

Paryankasana Meaning: Paryanka = “Couch or Bed”/ “Sofa” : Asana = Pose What is Paryankasana? Paryankasana is the Sanskrit name for a pose in the intermediate series of Ashtanga yoga referred to as couch pose in English. The term paryankasana is derived from the Sanskrit word paryanka, meaning “couch or bed,” and asana, meaning “posture.” How does it Help? The flexibility of

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Blog-40 – Mayurasana

Mayurasana Meaning: Mayur = Peacock : Asana = Pose What is Mayurasana? According to the Hindu texts, the peacock symbolizes love and immortality. This asana is said to resemble a peacock when it struts around with its feathers down. The Peacock Pose has a whole lot of benefits, and although it looks complicated, with a little practice, it is quite easy

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Blog-39 – Surya Namaskara

Surya Namaskara Surya Namaskar or Sun Salutation is a sequence of 12 powerful yoga poses. It creates a positive impact on the body and mind. Surya Namaskar is best done early morning on an empty stomach. Each round of Sun Salutation consists of two sets, and each set is composed of 12 yoga poses. Doing 12 sets of this exercise

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Blog-38 – Meditation

What is Meditation? An ordinary person may consider meditation as a worship or prayer. But it is not so.  Meditation means awareness. Whatever you do with awareness is meditation. “Watching your breath” is meditation; listening to the birds is meditation. As long as these activities are free from any other distraction to the mind, it is effective meditation. Meditation is

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Blog-37 – Padma Hamsasana

Healthy Women… Here is another asana, to relieve a few problems related to menstruation. Padma Hamsasana: The name comes from Sanskrit ‘Hamsa = ‘Swan and ‘Asana’ = ‘posture’. Hamsasana or “Swan Pose” is an asana which resembles a swan when performed. Two swans representing breath and spirit called Ham and Sa appear in the ancient text Saundarya Lahari. Ham is

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Blog-36 – Kurmasana

Healthy Women… Here is another asana, to relieve a few problems related to menstruation. Kurmasana: The name comes from Sanskrit ‘Kurama’ = ‘Tortoise’ and ‘Asana’ = ‘posture’. Kurmasana or the Tortoise Pose resembles a tortoise that withdraws into its shell when threatened or agitated. Practicing Kurmasana enables you to draw inward and come out of the confusing outside world. It

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Blog-35 – Veerasana

Healthy Women… Continuing with the asanas to help reduce the menstrual issue, here is another asana. Veerasana Meaning: Veera = Hero/ warrior : Asana = Pose What is Veerasana? Veerasana comes from Sanskrit word. Veera means Hero or warrior and hence Veerasana is Hero’s or warrior pose. It is very useful pose for relaxing the body both physically and mentally.

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Blog-34 – Baddha Padmasana

Healthy Women… Continuing with the asanas to help reduce the menstrual issue, here is another asana. Baddha Padmasana: Meaning: Baddha = Locked/ bound : Padma = Lotus : Asana = Pose What is Baddha Padmasana? The word “Baddha” comes from the Sanskrit word meaning “bound” or “locked”. This asana is also known by different names such as the “locked lotus

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Blog-33 – Hanumanasana

Healthy Women… Continuing with the asanas to help reduce the menstrual issue, here is another asana. Hanumanasana  Meaning: Hanuman = A Hindu Deity who resembles a Monkey: Asana = Pose What is Hanumanasana? The name comes from the Sanskrit word Hanuman. He is a Hindu deity, an incarnation of Lord Shiva, who took the avatar of a monkey. This pose marks

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Blog-32 – Parvatasana Part II

Healthy Women… Continuing with the asanas to help reduce the menstrual issue, here is another asana. Parvatasana Part II Meaning: Parvata = Mountain : Asana = Pose What is Parvatasana? Parvatasana in Sanskrit means Mountain. In this posture, the body is stretched to look like a mountain. To relieve stress and revitalize your tired body and mind, Parvatasana is one

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