Category Archives: Yoga

Santulanasana

In this asana, one has to balance the body on one leg, hence it is called Santulanasana. Technique : Stand straight and erect on the ground. Keep the body straight and erect. Look straight. Keep the arms on the sides. Bend either leg at the knee, keeping the knee facing downwards and the heel upwards.… Read More »

Vatayanasana

In this asana,the body remains in a half standing position with the support of the heel of one leg and the knee of the second leg. The body assumes the pose worshipping God. Technique : Stand erect. Hold the left leg and place the heel on the thigh or at the root of the genitals.… Read More »

Vrukshasana

‘Vruksha’ means a tree. In this asana, the body assumes the shape of a tree. So it is called Vrukshasana. Technique : Stand on either leg. If difficulty is experienced to balance the body on one leg, take the support of a wall. Bend the other leg at the knee and place its heel at… Read More »

Garudasana

When Garudasana is performed, the pose of the body appears to be that of an eagle. So this asana is called Garudasana. Technique : Stand erect. Keep the right leg straight on the ground and bring the left leg over the right thigh above the right knee. The left leg should be entwined around the… Read More »

Vrushasana

‘Vrusha’ means a bull. An aspirant who performs this asana resembles the image of manliness. He is believed to be a ‘man-bull’ and so this asana is called Vrushasana. Physical  flaccidity in a young body is a sign of old age. it Indicates physical weakness. This asana helps to preserve youth. Technique : Bend the… Read More »

Ushtrasana

Ushtrasana belongs to the category of Vajrasana. It should be practiced after practicing Vajrasana. ‘Ushtra’ means a camel. In this asana almost all the limbs of the body are arched like those of a camel. So it is called Ushtrasana. Technique: Kneel on the ground as in Vajrasana keeping the distance of about fifteen cms… Read More »

Bhoo Namana Vajrasana

This is one of the variations of Vajrasana. This is to be performed in the direction opposite to that of Supta Vajrasana. Some consider this asana to be one kind of Yoga-Mudra. Technique : Attain Vajrasana. Slowly and cautiously bend the trunk forward. Take the arms to the back. Hold the right forearm with the… Read More »

Supta Vajrasana

Supta Vajrasana is similar to Ardha Shavasana. It can be placed in the category of Matsyasana. One should practice it only after one masters Vajrasana. Compared to Vajrasana, Supta Vajrasana requires more strength and flexibility of the spine. Technique : Attain Vajrasana. Then with the support of the elbows lie with the back on the… Read More »

Vajrasana

An aspirant practicing Vajrasana achieves a firm and strong posture. It is easy to remain motionless in this posture, hence it is named as Vajrasana. Technique : Bend the legs at the knees. Place the heels at the sides of the anus in such a way that the thighs rest on the legs and the… Read More »

Konasana

The posture has a shape of an angle formed by the arms and the legs. So it is called Konasana. In this asana, the balance is maintained with the palms and the heels firmly fixed on the ground. Technique : Keep the feet close together. Keep the arms perpendicular to the shoulders and extend the… Read More »