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Blog-11 – Bakasana

Meaning: Bak = Crane : Asana = Pose What is Bakasana? The crane is an Asian symbol for happiness, youthfulness and longevity. Bakasana has two levels – Basic and Advanced. Demonstration Method- steps: Basic Level Step 1 – Dandasana – Sit on the floor with your legs together and extended in front of your torso. Imagine your spine as the

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Blog-10 – Tolasana

Meaning: Tola = Scale/ balance : Asana = Pose What is Tolasana? Tolasana is usually performed as part of a Padmasana sequence. Demonstration Method- steps: Step 1 – Dandasana – Sit on the floor with your legs together and extended in front of your torso. Imagine your spine as the “staff” at the vertical core of your torso, rooted firmly

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Blog-9 – Padma Mayurasana

Meaning: Padma = Lotus : Mayur = Peacock : Asana = Pose What is Padma Mayurasana? Padma Mayurasana or Lotus in Peacock Pose is done by first assuming the Lotus pose (Padmasana) and then performing Mayurasana or the peacock pose. It is an advanced asana. It requires good strength of the arms and the abdominal muscles along with a good sense of balance.

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Blog-8 – Pari Utthita TriKonasana

Meaning: Pari = Revolved/ Twisted : Utthita = Extended : Trikonasana = Triangle pose What is Pari Utthita Trikonasana? Pari Utthita Trikonasana is a counter pose to Trikonasana and preparation for seated forward bends and twists, this pose is key to a skilled practice. Demonstration Method- steps: Step 1 – Tadasana(Samasthiti) – It is a basic standing asana in Yoga, with feet

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Blog-7 – Utthita ParsvaKonasana

Meaning: Utthita = Extended · Parsva = Side · Kona = Angle/ Corner · Asana = Pose What is Utthita Parsvakonasana? Utthita parsvakonasana is a standing side stretch. The name comes from the Sanskrit, utthita, meaning “extended,” parsva, meaning “side” or “flank,” kona, meaning “angle/ corner” and asana, meaning “posture.” Traditionally, utthita parsvakonasana is believed to activate the manipura chakra. This chakra is the body’s energy and vitality center; activating it through

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Blog-6 – 108 Surya Namaskara Yogathan

Ratha Saptami marks the birth of Surya (Sun). It represents the Sun God Surya turning his Ratha (Chariot) drawn by seven horses (representing seven colors) towards the northern hemisphere. It also symbolizes the change of season to spring and the start of the harvesting season. It is a day to celebrate or worship the birth or Surya (Sun). Practicing Surya

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Blog-5 – Spiritual Benefits of Surya Namaskara

You raise your consciousness Develop inner peace Detoxification of body and mind Drives away phobias Gratitude and communion with self Due to a beautiful combination of variability and repetitive nature of Surya Namaskaras, it allows individuals to do self-motivated practice and it also allows for easy self-manoeuvring since it is repetitive in nature. Adding Mantras during the practice removes monotony,

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Blog-4 – Surya Namaskara VS Jogging

According to Dr. B M Hegde, jogging is not a good exercise, but it could even be dangerous. In an American Heart Journal years ago, the then editor and a famous American cardiologist, George Burch, cautioned people about that “run to death.”  However, the multi-billion jogging shoe and outfit industry advertises jogging so much that common man falls a prey to it.

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Blog-3 – Surya Namaskara

Surya Namaskara, also known as the sun salutation in Yoga, is one of the most effective exercises currently known to man. There will be no life on the earth without the sun. The Surya Namaskaras or the Sun Salutations, are an ancient method of showing gratitude or paying respect to the sun, which is the source of all forms of

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Blog-2 – Vasisthasana: (Side plank pose)

Who is Vasistha? Vasistha is one of the Saptharishis (Seven great sages) in the seventh i.e., the present Manvantara. He is the Manasputra of God Brahma. He had in his possession the divine cow Kamadhenu and Nandini her child, who could grant anything to their owners. Vasistha is credited as the chief author of Mandala 7 of Rigveda. The Hymns

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