Category Archives: Yoga Practices

Bhujangasana – The Cobra Pose

 

Bhujangasana or the Cobra Pose, is one of the main backward bending asanas used in yoga. In Bhujangasana, the head and trunk resembles a cobra with raised hood, hence the name (‘Bhujanga’ means Cobra in sanskrit).

Vajrasana – The Thunderbolt Pose

 

Vajrasana or the kneeling yoga pose is also called the diamond pose or the thunderbolt pose. The name comes from the Sanskrit word ‘Vajra’ which can mean thunderbolt or diamond.

Marjariasana – The Cat Pose

Marjariasana or the Cat Pose in Yoga is excellent for improving flexibility of the spine. Most of the asanas or poses have been adopted by observing animals. The cat family has one of the most flexible spines in the animal kingdom.

Makarasana – The Crocodile Pose

Makarasana or the Crocodile pose is a yoga asana used for relaxation. In sanskrit, ‘Makar’ means crocodile and ‘Asana’ means a pose. Makarasana is a yogic pose useful for people with back and shoulder problems.

Jyestikasana – The Superior Pose

Jyestikasana or “Superior Pose” is a yoga pose used for relaxation. Jyestikasana is very easy to perform and can be done by all age groups. In sanskrit, ‘Jyeshta’ means ‘elder’ or “superior’. There are several relaxation poses in Yoga which can give deep rest to the body, make your breath steady and calm your mind.

Advasana – The Reverse Corpse Pose

Advasana or the reverse corpse pose is one of the relaxation asanas in yoga. Advasana is one of the several relaxation poses in Yoga, the practice of which can give deep rest to the body, make your breath steady and in turn calm your mind.