Tag Archives: Yoga Asana

Kandharasana – The Shoulder Pose

Kandharasana or the Shoulder Pose is excellent for strengthening the female reproductive organs and for correcting many vertebral disc problems. Kandharasana relieves menstrual problems and disorders related to the uterus.

Janu Sirsasana – The Head to Knee Pose

Janu Sirsasana or the Head to Knee Pose is an excellent asana to increase flexibility of the hamstring muscles, back, thighs, hip joints, arms and the shoulders. Janu Sirsasana also soothes the mind and calms the heart.

Veerasana – The Hero’s Pose

Veerasana or the Hero’s Pose comes from the Sanskrit words ‘Veera’ which means a Hero or a Warrior and ‘Asana’ which means a Pose. Veerasana is called the Hero’s or a Warrior’s pose and can be used an alternate pose for meditation and contemplation. Veerasana is a relatively easy posture, but those suffering from knee and ankle pain should avoid it.

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.

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.