Monthly Archives: August 2013

AKARNA DHANURASANA – THE SHOOTING BOW POSTURE

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Description :

Akarna-Dhanura-asana in Sanskrit means “The shooting bow pose”. This Asana involves the system of pulling the leg which gives the impression of a bow with an arrow to be shot and hence, the name Dhanurasana.

Health Benefits :

  • It helps and betters the process of digestion, clears constipation and treats indigestion.
  • It also helps in healing pain in the lower areas of the abdomen and also relieves pain in the larger intestines
  • The pose also helps in regularizing the menstrual cycle in most women.
  • Breathing is greatly enhanced with this pose as it increases the capacity of the lungs to retain oxygen.

Considerations:

  • Firstly, if you are a beginner do not try the pose when you are alone.
  • This pose belongs to the intermediate level of yoga poses and therefore if you are novice, you should not try

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MAYURASANA – THE PEACOCK POSTURE

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Description :

In Sanskrit Mayur means “Peacock” and also while practicing this asana the entire body structure looks like a Peacock and hence it is also known Peacock Pose.

Health Benefits :

  • Strengthens the shoulders, arms and wrists
  • Improves balance
  • Puts pressure on the abdomen improving digestion, and relieving indigestion and constipation
  • Stimulates the abdominal organs
  • Stretches the muscles of the forearms, wrists and fingers
  • Beneficial for repetitive stress injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome, and for people who spend a lot of time on the computer.
  • It cures the diseases caused by excess of ‘Vata’, ‘Pitta’ and ‘kafa’ (wind, bile and phlegm). It stops the bleeding caused bypiles. It also prevents diabetes.

Considerations :

People suffering from cervical spondylitis should not practice this asana.Person suffering from high blood pressure avoid this asana.One should not practice this asana once if any

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CHAKRAS & AURA

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KUNDALINI SHAKTI. Kundal means spiral or coil. In Kundalini Yoga, it means coiled or dormant power, so Kundalini means ‘She who is coiled; serpent power.’ She is the Shakti within’ who has recorded all your aspirations even before you were born. She wants to rise and give you a second birth called awareness. She cannot be shared with anyone else. She is your reflection of microcosmic Adi Shakti. So you are also part of the whole creation which is Shiva, the Divine Father in union with Shakti the Divine Mother.

You are what you believe yourself to be. One may recognize the Divinity in themselves and all others. Kundalini yoga belongs to the Tantra traditions which teaches ways to relate to the universe in the form of Shakti or the feminine power or energy. This is the goddess within You;

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DANURASANA – THE BOW POSTURE

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Description :

Dhanu in sanscrit means “bow”.This pose is so called because it looks like an archer’s bow, the torso and legs representing the body of the bow, and the arms the string.

Health Benefits :

This asana gives a good massage to the abdomen so it cures prolonged constipation, dyspepsia,and other disorders of the stomach.
Increases energy and counteracts depression.
It cures spinal hump and rheumatism of the legs, the knees and the hands.
It reduces fat. It activates the intestines and increases the digestive power.
It nourishes all the abdominal organs by supplying blood to them. This asana is a blessing to those who suffer from gas and other intestinal disorders.
stretches the chest and lungs.
This asana is very beneficial specially to women because it alleviates the menstrual disorders and improves the reproductive system.
This asana rejuvenates

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