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Bhujangasana gets its name from Sanskrit where “Bhujang” means “Serpent” and “Asana” is “Pose” and hence the name Cobra Pose. Bhujangasana resembles Cobra which has its hood raised. Learn about the technique to do Bhujangasana or cobra pose, its benefits and precautions.
The name Tadasana comes from Sanskrit where “Tada” means “Palm Tree” or the other name is “Mountain” and “Asana” means “Pose” or “Posture” and so the name Tadasana or Palm Tree Pose. According to Ashtanga Yoga, Tadasana or Palm tree Pose is the beginning and ending pose of Surya Namaskara. Know the steps to tadasana or palm tree pose in standing and supine positions, its benefits and precautions.
Utthita Parsvakonasana or Extended Side Angle Pose utilizes all muscles of the body there by stretching hips, knee, legs and angle there by increasing the strength and stamina of the body. Know the techniques to do Utthita Parsvakonasana or Extended Side Angle Pose, its benefits, precautions and tips.
Matsyasana or fish pose if practiced regularly cleanses the blood and promotes blood circulation in the body like a fish cleanses the water by eating the dirt in the pond. Learn the technique or the steps to do Matsyasana or fish pose and know about its benefits.
The yoga session can last from as short as 20 minutes to as long as 2 hours or may be more depending on what all does the yoga session comprises of and what is the purpose of the yoga session. Learn about phases of yoga session and duration of short and long yoga session.
The word Yastikasana comes from Sanskrit where Yastik means stick and asana is the pose or posture and hence the English name Stick Pose. Learn about the steps to do yastikasana or stick pose, breathing pattern while doing yastikasana or stick pose, its benefits and precautions.
Surya Namaskar also called Salutations to the Sun is an effective method of stretching, massaging and toning all the muscles, joints and internal organs of the body. Know if surya namaskar should be done fast or slow and what are the benefits of surya namasakar when done in fast pace, medium pace or slow pace and how to do surya namaskar.
In the article below, we have discussed the physical and mental health benefits of yoga on a human body. Different types of “asanas” along with their effects on the body and mind are briefly laid down along with a summary jotted in points.
The name of Gomukhasana is derived from Sanskrit where “Go” means “Cow” and “Mukha” means “Face”. Gomukhasana or cow faced yoga pose is very beneficial in easing problems related to Sciatica, back problems and rheumatism. This yoga pose stretches chest, hips, ankles, thighs, shoulders, deltoids and triceps.
Simha Pranayama or Lions Breath increases the internal temperature of the body and thus prepares you for further yogasana. This posture resembles that of a seated lion and hence the name Simhasana or Simha Pranayama or Lions Breath. Learn about the techniques, benefits and duration of Simha Pranayama or Lions Breath.
Rabbit Breathing is popularly known as a breathing exercise which has the most benefits for asthmatics, for people with diabetes and for children. Rabbit Breathing helps the person calm down when he/she is upset and eases any breathing difficulties. Learn about the rabbit breathing yoga technique, its benefits, duration, caution etc.
Dog Breathing is also called “Panting Dog Breath of Fire”. Dog Breathing or Panting Dog Breath of Fire cleanses and detoxifies the body by repetitive breathing. It sends oxygen to the brain thereby strengthening the body and makes you feel more alert. This article explains how to do dog breathing or panting dog breath of fire and what are its benefits.