Balancing Table Top Pose

Balancing Table Top Pose

Balancing Table Top Pose brings a sense of balance and strengthens the core muscles, hips, muscles of the lower back and the spine. This is a beginner’s pose and can be done by everyone.

Asana – Yoga Postures

ASANA - Yogic Postures

Asana, Yoga Postures form the third step in Ashtanga Yoga. Maharishi Patanjali describes asana in Yoga Sutras as “Sthiram Sukham Asanam”, which means that asana is to stay in position or pose with ease. The purpose of yoga asana is to develop strength, balance and steadiness of the body which eventually leads to mastery over the mind.

Samadhi in Yoga

Samadhi in Yoga

Samadhi in Yoga is the 8th and final stage or step in the system of eight-limbed Ashtanga Yoga. Samadhi is explained in the Yoga Sutras of Maharishi Patanjali as total absorption in the object of meditation, where the mind becomes completely still. There are various stages of Samadhi each leading to a higher super conscious state of mind.

Dhyana – Meditation in Yoga

Dhyana - Meditation in Ashtanga Yoga

Dhyana or meditation in yoga is the 7th stage or step in the eight-limbed Ashtanga Yoga. Dhyana is explained in the Yoga Sutras of Maharishi Patanjali as constant and effortless flow of awareness a point, object or a centre. Dhyana leads to Samadhi or the superconscious state (the 8th Stage of Ashtanga Yoga).

Dharana – Concentration in Yoga

Dharana - Concentration in Ashtanga Yoga

Dharana or Concentration in yoga is the sixth stage or step in the eight-limbed Ashtanga Yoga. Dharana is explained in the Yoga Sutras of Maharishi Patanjali as focusing the mind at a point or a centre. It has to be practiced after internalizing the mind through the process of Pratyahara (fifth stage in Ashtanga Yoga). Dharana leads to Dhyana or meditation (the 7th Stage of Ashtanga Yoga).

Surya Namaskara Mantras – Sun Salutation

Surya namaskara Mantras

Surya Namaskara mantras are chanted audibly or mentally while performing the Sun Salutation. Surya Namaskara or the Sun Salutation is a series of 12 poses performed in sequential order. It is a complete yogic package for the body, breath, mind and the spirit.

Shatkarma – Purification Techniques in Hatha Yoga

The Shatkarma or the six purification techniques in Hatha Yoga are designed to make the body strong and healthy. ‘Shat’ means six and ‘Karma’ here means a method or technique. Shatkarmas are considered preparatory steps towards higher practices of pranayama and meditation.

Sheetkrama Kapalbhati

SHEETKRAMA KAPALbHATI

Sheetkrama Kapalbhati is one of the variations of Kapalbhati or the skull shining breathing technique. It is mentioned in the yogic text Gheranda Samhita. In Sheetkrama Kapalbhati, water is sucked in through the mouth and expelled through the nose.It is an excellent way to remove mucous from the nasal cavity, throat and the pharynx.

Anjaneyasana – Low Lunge Pose

ANJANEYASANA

Anjaneyasana or the Low Lunge Pose energises the body and strengthens the muscles of the legs, waist, shoulders and chest. Anajaneya is the name of Hanuman whose valour and exploits are well known in the epic Ramayana.

Vyutkrama Kapalbhati

Vyutkrama Kapalbhati

Vyutkrama Kapalbhati is one of the variations of Kapalbhati or the skull shining breathing technique. It is mentioned in the yogic text Gheranda Samhita. In Vyutkrama Kapalbhati, water is sucked in through the nose and expelled through the mouth.

Translate »