Salabhasana & Makarasana

Salabhasana -1 Salabha means a locust. The pose resembles that of a locust resting on the ground, hence the name. Technique 1.Lie full length on the floor on the stomach, face downwards. Stretch the arms back. 2. Exhale, lift the head, chest and legs off the floor simultaneously as high as possible. The hands should […]

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Uttanasana Ut is a particle indicating deliberation, intensity. The verb tan means to stretch, extend, lengthen out. In this asana, the spine is given a deliberate and an intense stretch. Technique r. Stand in Tadasana (Plate I), keeping the knees tight. 2. Exhale, bend forward and place the fingers on the floor. Then place the […]

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Utkatasana Utkata means powerful, fierce, uneven. This asana is like sitting on an imaginary chair. Technique I . Stand in Tadasana  , stretch the arms straight over the head and join the palms. 2. Exhale, bend the knees and lower the trunk till the thighs are parallel to the floor. 3. Do not stoop forward, […]

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Ustrasana  Ustra means a camel. Technique  1 . Kneel on the floor, keeping the thighs and feet together, toes point­ ing back and resting on the floor. 2. Rest the palms on the hips. Stretch the thighs, curve the spine back and extend the ribs. 3· Exhale, place the right palm over the right heel […]

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Parighasana – 4 Parigha means a beam or bar used for shutting a gate. In this posture, the body resembles a cross beam used for locking a gate, hence the name of the pose. Technique 1 . Kneel on the floor with the ankles together. 2. Stretch the right leg sideways to the right and […]

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Prasarita Padottanasana

  Prasarita Padottcmasana – 4 Prasarita means expanded, spread, extended. Pada means a foot. The pose is one where the expanded legs are stretched intensely. Technique 1 . Stand in Tadasana. 2. Inhale, place the hands on the waist and spread the legs apart 4 to 5 feet. 3· Tighten the legs by drawing up […]

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Parsvottanasana – 6 Parsva means side or flank. Uttana (ut=intense, and tan=to extend, stretch, lengthen) means an intense stretch. The name implies a pose in which the side of the chest is stretched intensely. Technique I. Stand in Tadasana. Inhale deeply and stretch the body forward. 2. Join the palms behind the back and draw […]

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Ardha Chandrasana

Ardha Chandrasana – 5 Ardha means half. Chandra is the moon. The pose resembles the half moon, hence the name. Technique 1 . Stand in Tadasana  and then do Utthita Trikonasana, following the technique described earlier. 2. After attaining Trikonasana on the right side, exhale and place the right palm about a foot away from the […]

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