Yoga Tutorials

Blog-42 – Pasasana

Pasasana Meaning: Pasa = “Noose/ tie/ snare”: Asana = Pose What is Pasasana? Pasasana is a posture in which the body is twisted, and the arms are bound around the squatting legs. The name comes from the Sanskrit pasa, meaning “noose,” “tie” or “snare,” and asana, which means “pose” or “posture.” It is so called because of the way the arms form a

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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-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-23 – Ganda Bherundasana

Meaning: Gandaa = Cheek or Face : Bherunda = Intense/ powerful/ fearful/ extreme/ terrible : Asana = Pose What is Ganda Bherundasana? Ganda Bherunda refers to a bird (like an eagle) which has two heads/ face and is believed to have or possess magical strength. This pose means Formidable Face pose which basically means it ends resting flat on your

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Blog-22 – Natarajasana

Natarajasana Meaning: Nata = Dance : Raja = King : Asana = Pose What is Natarajasana? In Hindu Mythology, Nataraja is a name given to Lord Shiva, for he used to perform a cosmic dance to rejuvenate his emotions, thus restoring balance in the universe. This posture mimics one of the dance poses of Lord Nataraja. Demonstration Method- steps: Step

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Blog-21 – Ardha Matsyendrasana

Meaning: Ardha = Half : Mats = Fish : Indra = King : Asana = Pose What is Ardha Matsyendrasana? This asana is named after the Yogi Matsyendranath. The name is taken from the Sanskrit words. This is also called half spinal twist pose. Demonstration Method- steps: Step 1 – Sit up with legs stretched out straight in front of

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Blog-20 – Poorna Salabhasana

Meaning: Poorna = Full/ Complete : Salabha = Grasshopper/ Locust : Asana = Pose What is Poorna Salabhasana? Poorna Salabhasana, the name comes from Sanskrit, Salabha meaning “grasshopper” or “locust”. This asana is the reverse posture to the cobra posture. The asana activates the lower waist down area of the body. So this asana gives maximum benefit when done after

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Blog-19 – Urdhva Dhanurasana

Urdhva Dhanurasana Meaning: Urdhva = Upward : Dhanur = Bow : Asana = Pose What is Urdhva Dhanurasana? Urdhva Dhanurasana (Upward Bow Pose) is an uplifting posture. It stimulates the nervous system and opens the heart, and can leave you glowing with energy and vitality for the rest of the day. Urdhva Dhanurasana can also be used as a tool for

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Blog-18 – Purna Dhanurasana

Purna Dhanurasana Meaning: Purna = Full/ Complete : Dhanur = Bow : Asana = Pose What is Purna Dhanurasana? Purna Dhanurasana commonly known as Full Bow Pose is an advanced asana. The Sanskrit name Purna Dhanurasana is derived from three words, the first Purna, which means Full, the second Dhanur, which means Bow and the third Asana, which means Posture. This asana gives an intense stretch to the abdomen.

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Blog-14 – Garudasana

Meaning: Garuda = Eagle: Asana = Pose What is Garudasana? Garuda is the Sanskrit term for eagle. Indian mythology suggests that Garuda was the king of all birds. Being a representation of the mythical phoenix, they say that the Garuda identifies itself with the “all-consuming fire of the sun’s rays”. Demonstration Method- steps: Begin by standing in Tadasana. Bend your

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