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Supta Udarakarshanasana or The lying abdominal stretch pose improves digestion and is gives flexibility of the spine. This pose involves abdominal twisting and helps in relieving back pain as well.
Rajju Karshanasana or Pulling the Rope Pose is very useful for those with reduced vitality and a stiff back. It is especially useful for menstrual problems and toning the pelvic organs and muscles.
Kandharasana or The Shoulder Pose helps in spinal realignment and also helps in treating back pain. Kandharasana or The Shoulder Pose also helps in toning the female reproductive organs, which in return helps in treating menstrual disorders and other ailments of the reproductive system.
Druta Utkatasana or The Dynamic Energy Pose is one of the most commonly recommended yoga postures for beginners as it helps to create the mental state, physical stretch and strength to perform asanas.
Gorakhasana or The Yogi Gorakhnath’s pose was used as a meditative pose by the yogi Gorakhnath who had been a very renowned Yogi from India. This pose is named after him.
Ardha Chandrasana or The Crescent Moon pose deeply stretches and opens the sides of the body and improves core body strength, balance and concentration. Ardha Chandrasana or The Crescent Moon pose strengthens the ankles and knees, improves circulation and energizes the entire body.
Nauka Sanchalanasana or Rowing The Boat pose has a positive effect on the pelvis and abdomen and also eliminates energy blockages in these areas. Nauka Sanchalanasana or Rowing The Boat pose also removes constipation and other digestive troubles when practiced regularly.
Tiryaka Bjujangasasana or The Twisting Cobra Pose is a backward bending asana and should be a very integral part of daily yoga practice. To get into Tiryaka Bhujangasana or The Twisting Cobra pose, one must get into Bhujangasana or The Cobra Pose first.
Vayu Nishkasana or wind releasing pose is a great way to focus on your breathing. This asana helps in stretching and strengthening of the spine, which helps reduce pressure between your vertebrae and joints.
Namaskarasana or The Salutation Pose is an upper body posture that helps strengthen your arms, shoulders and targets your arms and abdomen. Like other asanas, it is considered best when Namaskarasana or The Salutation Pose is practiced early in the morning. Know how to do Namaskarasana, and what are its benefits, contraindications, variations.
The English name of Kashtha Takshanasa is The Chopping Wood Pose. Children tend to do Kashtha Takshanasa easier than most of the adults as they have open and flexible hip joint. Know how to do kashtha takshanasa or the chopping wood pose, its benefits, variation, precautions and contraindications.
Gatyatmak Meru Vakrasana or The Dynamic Spinal Twist is very useful for those with reduced vitality and a stiff back. It is especially useful for menstrual problems and toning the pelvic organs and muscles. Know how to do this yoga pose, its benefits, precautions, contraindications and variations.
The English name of Chakki Chalanasana is called Churning the Mill Yoga Pose. The Chakki Chalanasana or Churning the Mill Yoga Pose massages your spine. It also tends to keep your spine supple and flexible and can help you sleep better. Know how to do this yoga pose, what are iys benefits, precautions and contraindications.
Moola Bandha is a technique which is used not only in Asanas, but Pranayama as well. When you practice Moola Bandha or Root Lock, the focus should be more towards the energy, awareness, and stretch rather than doing the physical exercise mechanically. Know how to do moola bandha or root lock pose, its benefits, precautions, contraindications and variations.
Matsya kridasana or the ‘Flapping Fish Pose’ is one of the relaxation asanas in yoga. Matysa kridasana resembles a playful fish flapping its tail and fins. Matsya Kridasana or The Flapping Fish Pose is highly beneficial for the rest of pregnant women as by the time of 3rd trimester the tummy swells inordinately which often causes restlessness. Know how to do Matsya kridasana or the ‘Flapping Fish Pose’, its benefits, variation, precautions and contraindications.