Padmasana (Lotus Pose)

Padmasana means Padmasana (Lotus Pose) is associated with yoga as nothing else. In addition, this asana is called Kamalasana in some sources. Kamala and padma means “a lotus”. The body is static, fixed in this position and that is why the lotus position with Siddhasana is considered as the best …

Bhujapidasana (Shoulder-Pressing Pose)

Bhujapidasana takes its name from three Sanskrit words: «Bhuja», which means arm (shoulder), «pida» – pressure, pain, and «asana» – a body position. Bhujapidasana (shoulder-pressing pose) is as a balance as a power asana, cause’ it requires the availability of basic coordination skills and good-developed shoulders, arms and abdomen muscles. …

Pranayama

As the body cannot exist without a heart as Yoga cannot be without Pranayama, which is its fourth stage. Pranayama definition Pranayama is the regulation of exhaling and inhaling using retention. The word Pranayama consists of prana and ayama. ‘Prana’ is a self-moving force, which presents in each particle of …

Ustrasana (Camel Pose)

The name of this asana comes from Sanskrit: «ustra» means camel and «asana» – pose. Ustrasana (Camel Pose) is a compensatory asana for positions with spine flexion. It develops the spine, helps to preserve the spine natural flexibility and to strengthen the deep muscle corset and the muscles of body, …

The monkey pose (side splits) for beginners: 7 recommendations for the safe Hanumanasana mastering

In the publication there are 7 key recommendations for the safe monkey pose mastering. Wonderful model Poly will demonstrate for us the most common Hanumanasana variations, lead-up exercises and compensatory hatha yoga asanas. The monkey pose for beginners – 7 Important Tips Let’s consider the important aspects in the Hanumanasana …

Urdhva padmasana in sarvangasana (padma sarvangasana)

Urdhva padmasana in sarvangasana (Padma Sarvangasana) is an integrated training element which combines the beneficial effects of the two postures: Padmasana (Lotus Pose) and Sarvangasana (Shoulderstand). Naturally, the necessary condition for urdhva padmasana in sarvangasana is the qualitative mastery of Padmasana (Lotus position) and Sarvangasana (Shoulderstand) techniques. Padma Sarvangasana benefits: …

Ardha hanumanasana (half hanumanasana)

Ardha hanumanasana (half hanumanasana) is the preparatory asana for hanumanasana (the longitudinal splits). Ardha hanumanasana benefits The regular practice of ardha hanumanasana will help you to prepare the muscles, the ligaments, the tendons and leg joints for more intensive work for the safely splits practice. Both Ardha hanumanasana and hanumanasana …

Ardha Navasana (Half Boat Pose)

Ardha means from Sanskrit “a half”, nava – “a boat”. So, the full name of this asana sounds as a “half boat pose”. Ardha navasana like Paripurna navasana (full boat pose) has the same beneficial effects: this asana strengthens the abdominal and back muscles, stimulates digestion, activates the Manipura Chakra, …

Paschimottanasana (Seated Forward Bend Pose)

Paschimottanasana meaning Paschima (back of body, back), uttan (straight). Paschimottanasana benefits “Paschimottanasana is the best among asanas. By this asana the pranic currents rise through sushmna, the digestive fire increases, the abdomen becomes flat, and the practitioner becomes free from diseases.” (Hatha Yoga Pradipica 1:29) During Paschimottanasana practice manipura chakra …

Paripurna Navasana (Full Boat Pose)

In Sanskrit, “paripurna” means entire, complete, and “nava” means a boat. Full Boat Pose is used extensive in many yoga schools. Despite the seeming simplicity, this asana has a very multipurpose influence on the body. Paripurna Navasana (Full Boat Pose) benefits • strengthening of the abdominal, lower back and legs …

Agnistambhasana (Fire Log Pose)

Agnistambhasana benefits Agnistambhasana – Fire Log Pose – this pose intensifies the fire, is very effective tool for opening and stretching hips, groins, for the activation the pelvic and abdominal cavity organs. If you do this asana qualitatively and easily, you can be sure that your hip joints are ready …