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 …

Bakasana (сrane pose)

Bakasana takes its name from the word “baka” that means a crane. When you perform this asana, your body resembles the crane strolling along the water. Вakasana benefits Bakasana helps to strengthen arms, shoulders, back and abdominal muscles. There is also the great benefit of bakasana as a functional and …

Motivation for training

There is a surprising fact. We all know about the benefits of yoga and athletics, which expressed in improving and maintaining the health, well-being, vitality and quality of life, but sometimes our motivation for training is close to zero. Why is such an amazing paradox? Reasons for the decline of …

Yoga with the stars

Masters are not born – you can become one of them. Starting your own way from the first insecure, full of doubts step, retaining the tenacity and love for what you do, you are bound to become a master… master of your life!… Famous Belarusian yoga master Sergey Chernov (SLAVYOGA) …