Category Archives: Yoga

How to Practice Yogasanas

For practicing Yogasanas, early morning is the ideal time. Before starting Yoga practices, the bowels and the bladder should be emptied. It is better to do Yogasanas after a bath because it makes the body light and active and one can practice Yogasanas with greater ease. If one wishes to take a bath again after… Read More »

Urdhva Padmasana

Urdhva Padmasana, Padmasana is done with the headstand (Sheershasana). There are two techniques for the performance of this asana. Technique 1 : First attain the posture of Sheershasana. Slowly bend the right leg and place it on the left thigh. Then place the left leg on the right thigh. Do this exercise slowly and very… Read More »


‘Sheersha’ means a head. This asana is the head-stand pose. This asana is called the king of asanas. It is also known as ‘Kapaliasana’, ‘Vrukshasana’ and ‘Viparitakarani’. Four stages  (preparation) have been given below for the better guidance to an aspirant to practise this asana with ease. Technique : The first stage : Spread a… Read More »


In practicing this asana, the spine is twisted in such a way that the body forms a semicircular shape, hence this asana is called ‘Chakrasana’. It resembles a rainbow. Technique : Lie flat on the back. Draw the legs in till the heels are close to the hips and the soles touch the ground. The… Read More »


If ‘Pashchimottanasana’ is attained in a standing posture, it becomes a different yogic exercise known as ‘Padahastasana’. This asana is also called ‘Sthita Pashchi mottanasana’. Some people call it ‘Hastapada Mangasana’. Technique : Stand erect. Keep the arms by the sides. Keep the heels close together. Keep some gap between the feet. Raise both the… Read More »


When the final position is struck in this Yogic exercise, the body of the performer resembles a triangle, hence the name Trikonasana. The figures of its four positions have been given below to explain the right technique of this asana. Technique : Stand erect keeping a distance of about 75 cms between the feet. Stretch… Read More »


While practicing this asana, the body assumes the posture ot a star So it is called Tarasana. For better understanding, three exhibits of three different stages of this asana have been indicated below. Technique : Stand straight making an angle of 45° between the feet. Keep the arms in front of you. Keep the palms… Read More »


Utkatasana is considered to be one of the best asanas. It strengthens the toes and the joints and the muscles of the feet. There are two ways to perform this asana. Both the techniques have been explained below. Technique 1 : Stand with the legs together. Raise the body on the heels and bring the… Read More »


The posture of the body while practicing this asana resembles Nataraja. So this asana is called Natarajasana. The pose inspires one to go ahead and work. Technique : Stand erect with both the legs straight. Keep the arms straight by the sides and look straight. Bend either leg at the knee and raise it backwards.… Read More »