Sunday, 31 May 2020

All About Sirsasana

Sirsasana

Sirsasana is an advanced inversion that shows the power, control and beauty of overcoming the fear of falling through a physical and mental balance. The name is derived from the Sanskrit sirsa, which means 'head', and asana which means 'pose' or 'posture'.
Sirsasana is considered by some to be the major inversion and is often referred to as the 'king' of asanas. This complete inversion returns blood to the heart and brain, refreshes the cardiovascular and lymphatic systems, and provides stimulating effects for the entire body.

Those who practice spiritual yoga can use this asana to redirect sexual energies to a higher spiritual energy, which is thought to increase well-being and promote positive radiance. This higher energy is called ojas and is believed to help strengthen other spiritual yoga practices.

Inversions like sirsasana help open the ajna, or the third eye, chakra. The inverted position of the body and the position of the head allow energy to flow to the third eye. Not only does this pose provide mental clarity and renewed energy, but it is also believed to help increase memory and concentration over time.

Saturday, 30 May 2020

Vayu Mudra Or Mudra Of Air

 Vayu Mudra

Vayu, as the name implies, is air. So this mudra provides the air element in your body. It controls or regulates the movement of air in your body, making your body healthy in the long run. Vayu hand mudra takes care of all diseases and irregularities that can occur due to the imbalance in the air.

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

Gyan Mudra Or Mudra Of Knowledge

Gyan Mudra

Touch the tip of the thumb and therefore the tip of the index or 1st finger together.
The other 3 fingers have to be kept straight.



a) Gyan Mudra Steps:-

The Gyan Mudra is meant to rather be performing alongside meditation asanas. Now are the steps of Gyan Mudra.
  • Take a seat down during a meditative pose for instance the Sukhasana (Easy Pose), Padmasana (Lotus Pose), or Vajrasana (Diamond Pose). You might still perform the Gyan Mudra whereas standing within the Tadasana yoga (Mountain Pose) otherwise sitting contentedly on a chair.
  • Make sure that your back is held straight plus your chest moreover heads seized up high.
  • Relax your hands on your knees by your palms opposite upwards.
  • Tap the tip of the index finger to the tip of the thumb.
  • The respite of the finger is supposed to be held straight moreover parallel to each other. This Mudra is executed by both hands.
  • Close up your eyes plus a center on your breath.
  • To extra improve the efficiency of the Gyan Mudra or Dhyan mudra, you would possibly chant the word Om (Aum) in conjunction with every exhale.

b) Specialty:-

As it is a mudra of knowledge, it enhances knowledge. The tip of thumb has centers of 
pituitary and endocrine glands.When we press these centers by index figure the two glands 
work actively.

c) Time Duration:-

      There is no specific time for this mudra. You can practice sitting, standing, or lying on the bed whenever and wherever you have time.

d) Benefits Of Gyan Mudra:-
  • Increases memory capacity and sharpens the brain.
  • Improves concentration and prevents insomnia.
  • If we practice it regularly, it will cure all mental disorders such as mental, hysteria, anger, and depression.

e) Gyan Mudra Side Effects:-

Gyan mudra mainly increases the air element in our body. Therefore, if you experience gas problems in the stomach or problems with food digestion, this mudra can show some ill effects.

Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Meaning Of Mudrasana

Mudrasana

Mudra means 'seal', 'gesture' or 'sign'.Mudras are symbolic gestures that are often practiced with hands and fingers. They facilitate the circulation of energy in the subtle body and enhance the journey inside.

Sunday, 24 May 2020

Chakra-asana

Chakrasana The Wheel Pose 

The cakra-asana also known as urdhva-dhanurasana.Urdu means elevated,elevated or vertical and dhanur meansArco.Tanto la "postura della rueda"come la"postura dell'arco elevado".

Thursday, 21 May 2020

Vinyasa Yoga


Vinyasa Yoga

Vinyasa is a style of yoga characterized by joining the postures so that they move from one to another, without problems, using the breath. Put all this together and Vinyasa is a practice initiated by the breath, which connects every action of our life with the intention of moving towards what is sacred or what is most important to us.

Sunday, 17 May 2020

Bala-Asana

Bala-Asana (The Child Pose)


What does Balasana mean?
Balasana is a yoga pose and comes from the Sanskrit words Bala and asana, which are translated as "child" and "pose". The practitioner begins by sitting on the heels with the knees hip-width apart and the palms of the hands-on the thighs.



Thursday, 14 May 2020

The Half Matsyendrasana

The Half Spinal Twist Pose

 Ardha means half. Matsyendra is one of many Siddhas or
masters who where accomplished Yogis mentioned in the
medieval Yoga text the Hatha-Yoga-Pradipika. This posture
posture is traditionally called the Spinal Twist because the
the spinal column is twisted gently.

Monday, 11 May 2020

Moon Salutation

Moon Salutation

 a) What is the meaning of Chandra Namaskara mean?

Chandra Namaskara is a sequence which reveres and honors the energy of the moon. The name is derived from the Sanskrit, Chandra, meaning “moon,” and “namaskar,” meaning “salutation.” Although they are less well known than the Surya Namaskara practice, they complement it perfectly, as they embrace the opposite, interconnected energy.
Chandra Namaskara is considered more yin in nature than the intrinsically yang Surya Namaskara. As such, Chandra Namaskara is a more cooling, meditative sequence of postures, which is ideal to be practiced in the evening. These postures can also be used in the same practice as Surya Namaskara in order to balance their dynamic energy.
Chandra Namaskara is known as Moon Salutation in English.


b) Steps of Moon Salutation

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1) Tadasana

Stand with your feet together, body aligned with breath. Bring the palms into the namaskar position, stretch the hands above the head, and lengthen the spine. Stay in this position and take a few breaths before you move to the next asana.


2) Ardha Chandrasana


Inhale deeply and as you exhale bend to the left side. Appreciate the gentle stretch you will feel on the right side. Be careful to not tilt forward or back, only sideways.



3) Utkata Konasana


Return to the center, step the feet apart, and turned slightly out. Inhale and as you exhale bend your knees, bringing the thighs parallel to the ground. Keep the forearm at 90 degrees to the arms and palms facing you. This is also called the Goddess pose, but that shouldn’t deter the guys from trying it out. It helps strengthen the back and the thighs.



4) Utthita Tadasana


For this, simply raise yourself from the squatting position and straighten the elbows. Hands parallel to the ground. Relax the shoulders and chest.


5) Trikonasana


Step the left foot out and slide down to the left side. Extend the right hand up. This helps improve the flexibility of the spine and corrects the misalignment of the shoulders.


6) Parsvottanasana


Now, bring the head to touch the left knee. Relax both the hands down on the left foot. This asana helps improve posture and balance. It also improves digestion and lengthens the muscles on the back of the leg.



7) Anjaneyasana


Bend both the knees and move into a lunge on the left side. Keep looking to your left.



8) Skandasana


Straighten the right knee and do a forward-facing lounge. Bring both the hands in front of the floor.



9) Malasana


Squat with the feet firmly on the floor and the palms joined in front of you. Maintaining your balance with the feet down and the spine extended may be a bit challenging for some. This pose is often erroneously referred to as the ‘garland pose’. ‘Mal’ in Sanskrit means impurity. Since the regular practice of this asana helps to improve bowel movement, hence the name. However, some people pronounce it wrongly as ‘Maalasana’ and since ‘masala’ refers to a garland hence the confusion. That is the wrong translation of the name.



Benefits of Malasana
  • It gives the lower back, the sacrum, the groin, and the hips a good stretch.
  • It instigates metabolism.
  • It activates the digestive system.
  • It tones the belly.

10) Skandasana


Now do a forward-facing lunge, just as you did in step 8, but bend the right knee and straighten the left. Keep the palms on the floor.


Benefits of Skandasana
  • Skandasana stretches the inner and outer legs, as well as the Knee. 
  • The most benefits-improved range of motion and circulation and decreased back pain.
  • It is also beneficial to creativity because it activates the second chakra.


11) Anjaneyasana


Lunge to the right side, keep looking to your right.


Benefits of Anjaneyasana
  • It makes the gluteus muscles and the quadriceps stronger.
  • It gives the hips and hip flexors a good stretch.
  • It opens up your shoulders, lungs, and chest.
  • It helps you improve your balance.


12) Parsvottanasana


Straighten both the knees and bring your head to rest on the right knee, both hands near the right foot.


Benefits of Parsvottanasana
  • Calms the brain.
  • Strengthens the legs.
  • Stimulates the abdominal organs.
  • Improves digestion.


13) Trikonasana


      Move up into the triangle pose.


Benefits of Trikonasana
  • Reduces blood pressure, stress, and anxiety.
  • Cure indigestion.
  • Gives flexibility to groins, hamstrings, and hips.
  • Transactional calm the mind.


14) Utthita Tadasana


      Straighten your knees and elbows.

Benefits of Utthita Tadasana
  • Opens and energizes the whole body.
  • Realigns spinal column and chakras.
  • Improves respiration and circulation.
  • Tones leg and arm muscles.
  • Relieves backache and neck strain.


15) Utkata Konasana


     Repeat pose third


Benefits of Utkata Konasana
  • Tones and strengthens the core muscles.
  • Strengthens the quadriceps and inner thigh muscles.
  • Heats the body and increases circulation.
  • Activates root and sacral chakras.


16) Tiryaka Tadasana


Hands in namaskar position, extended overhead, bend to your right side.


Benefits of Tiryaka Tadasana
  • Very good posture to reduce the side fat of the abdomen.
  • Stimulates the bowel movements.
  • Provides a nice stretch in the sideways.
  • Opens up the chest.


17) Tadasana

Conclude one sequence, returning to where you began hands in namaskara position and
extended overhead.


Benefits of Tadasana
  • Stimulates the nervous system.
  • Improves body posture and balance.
  • Regulate the menstrual cycle in women.
  • Tone your buttocks and abdomen.




Friday, 8 May 2020

How to do Sun Salutation

Sun Salutation

   

a) What is the sun salutation?

Sun Salutation, is a practice in yoga as exercise incorporating a sequence of some twelve gracefully linked asanas. The asana sequence originated in the Hatha Yoga tradition in the 9th century in India. The basic sequence involves moving from a standing position into Downward and Upward Dog poses and then back to the standing position, but many variations are possible. The set of 12 asanas is dedicated to the Vedic-Hindu solar deity Surya. In some Indian traditions, the positions are each associated with a different mantra.

Tuesday, 5 May 2020

Raja Yoga

Raja Yoga Path of 
Self-Discipline

The "royal" or highest path of yoga, formalized by the sage Patanjali, is a comprehensive method for controlling the waves of thought by turning our mental and physical energy into spiritual energy. The chief practice is self-discipline, including Patanjali’s Ashtanga Yoga & Meditation.

Raja

Developing Consciousness,

Awareness, Mindfulness is Raja

Yoga, and the aim of Hatha Yoga.

Monday, 4 May 2020

Jnana Yoga

Jnana yoga Path of 
Self-Awareness

The path of wisdom applies discriminative intelligence for spiritual liberation reflecting and developing awareness of one’s own sense of Being. The chief practice of Jnana Yoga is meditation & Self Inquiry Atma Vicharya inquiry into the source of the “I” thought “So Hum”
Who am I?/I am that.

Jnana

"What I know, I know.

What I do not know,

I do not know".

This is jnana.

Sunday, 3 May 2020

Bhakti Yoga

Bhakti Yoga-Path of Self Surrender

The path of devotion is one in which we offer and surrender to the divine through a devotion in which one sees the divinity in every creature and all things. Mantra meditation is one form of Bhakti.


Bhakti

If you use your

emotions and try to reach

the ultimate, we call this

bhakti-yoga.

That means the path of

"Devotion"

Friday, 1 May 2020

Karma Yoga

Karma Yoga-Self  Discipline 

Karma is the universal law of cause and effect. All actions have consequences. Karma Yoga is the knowledge that deals with how to come into harmony with these forces, by being in full awareness with actions while letting go of the outcome or results. Seva is a practice of karma yoga, selfless service to others as part of one’s larger Self without thought of gain or reward, as it is an act of sublimating ego through having no attachments to the fruits of your actions, offering them up to the divine. Balancing the 3 Gunas, through mindful efforts, helps up to live in the bliss of the present moment, navigating through the endless obstacles that arise from the pull of karma.


Karma

If you can joyfully involve

yourself in any activity,

that is karma yoga.

If you do it with great effort,

only karma will come,

no yoga will happen!