Adham Pranayama

Pranayama is the practice of breath control, and it plays a crucial role in yoga for enhancing one’s physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. “Adham” is a Sanskrit word that can be translated as “inferior” or “low,” and it refers to the lower regions of the body, often associated with the abdomen. Therefore, “Adham Pranayama” translates […]

Continue reading "Adham Pranayama"

Supta Virasana

Supta Virasana – 2 Supta means lying down. In this asana one reclines back on the floor and stretches the arms behind the head. Technique 1 . Sit in Virasana. 2. Exhale, recline the trunk back and rest the elbows one by one on the floor. 3· Relieve the pressure on the elbows one after […]

Continue reading "Supta Virasana"


Virasana – 1 V!ra means a hero, warrior, champion. This sitting posture is done by keeping the knees together, spreading the feet and resting them by the side of the hips. The pose is good for meditation and pranayama. Technique 1. Kneel on the floor. Keep the knees together and spread the feet about 1 […]

Continue reading "Virasana"

Ardha Navasana

Ardha Navasana – 2 Ardha means half. Nava is a ship, boat or vessel. This posture resembles the shape of a boat, hence the name. Technique 1 . Sit on the floor. Stretch the legs out in front and keep them straight. 2. Interlock the fingers and place them on the back of the head […]

Continue reading "Ardha Navasana"

Paripurna Navasana

Paripurna Navasana – 2 Paripurna means entire or complete. The posture here resembles that of a boat with oars, hence the name. Technique 1. Sit on the floor with the legs stretched straight in front. Place the palms on the floor by the hips, the fingers pointing to the feet. Stretch the hands straight and […]

Continue reading "Paripurna Navasana"

Adho Mukha Shvanasana

Adho Mukha Shvanasana – 5 Adho Mukha means having the face downwards. Shvana means a dog. The pose resembles a dog stretching itself with head and forelegs down and the hind legs up, hence the name. Technique r . Lie full length on the floor on the stomach, face downwards. The feet should be kept […]

Continue reading "Adho Mukha Shvanasana"

Urdhva Mukha Shvanasana

Urdhva Mukha Shvanasana – 1 Urdhva Mukha means having the mouth upwards. Shvana means a dog. The pose resembles a dog stretching itself with the head up in the air, hence the name. Technique r . Lie on the floor on the stomach, face downwards. 2. Keep the feet about one foot apart. The toes […]

Continue reading "Urdhva Mukha Shvanasana"


Bhujangasana – 1 Bhujanga means a serpent. In this posture, lie flat on the floor, face downwards, lift the body up from the trunk and throw the head back like a serpent about to strike. Technique 1. Lie on the floor face downwards. Extend the legs, keeping the feet together. Keep the knees tight and […]

Continue reading "Bhujangasana"

Chaturanga Dandsana

Chaturanga Dandsana – 4 Chatur means four. Anga means a limb or a part thereof. Danda means a staff. Lie flat on the floor, face down and take the weight of the body on the palms and toes, exhale and keep the body parallel to the floor, stiff as a staff. The four limbs supporting […]

Continue reading "Chaturanga Dandsana"


Dhanurasana – 4 Dhanu means a bow. The hands here are used like a bow-string to pull the head, trunk and legs up and the posture resembles a bent bow. Technique 1 . Lie full length on the floor on the stomach, face downwards. 2. Exhale and bend the knees. Stretch the arms back and […]

Continue reading "Dhanurasana"

Gnostic Serpent 2023 ©