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, …

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, …