BAKASANA (CRANE POSE) : Its Benefits, Method, Precaution & Preparation

BAKASANA (CRANE POSE) : Its Benefits, Method, Precaution & Preparation

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Bakasana is the Sanskrit term for crane pose. It is an arm balance in this pose the practitioner mimics the cranes long, graceful legs by straightening the arms by his strength. Bakasana is a intermediate level balancing asana. METHOD stand in samasthiti , go to urdha vrikshasana Come down to uttanasana and then ardh uttanasana Stretch the fingers of your hands and place the palm on the floor, make sure your hands should be placed shoulders width apart, keep your elbows slightly bent. Lean forward and bring your knees close to the armpit as much as you can, don’t force ( right knee to right armpit &left knee to left armpit ) Keep your core engaged(by doing cat pose- PPT) , shift your body weight to your arms while your…
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Padangusthasana (Hand-to-Big-Toe Pose) : Step by Step Instructions, Benefits, Contraindications and Cautions.

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PadangusthasanaTranslated as hand to big toe poseThis posture is variation to utanasana , Utana word means to elongate , intense stretch and forward extension , in this posture whole rear body is stretched from bottom of the feet all the way upto crown of the head, spine is in forward fold position and hip is hinged to its max that let the head remain below heart which makes this posture half inversion leading towards heavy blood circulation towards head.Step by step instructionsStart from tadasana or samasathiti as a starting position where you stand tall keeping whole body in straight line and aligned positionRaise your hands up as you inhale and elongate your spine to create a good space for forward bend.With exhalation reach your hands forward and grab your toes…
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Chakrasana : How to Do It, Benefits, Contraindications

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The name “Chakrasana” comes from the Sanskrit words “Chakra” which means the wheel, and the meaning of Asana is “Posture” or “seat”.Chakrasana or the wheel pose is a backward bending yoga asana. Chakra in Sanskrit means Wheel. In Wheel Pose, the final position looks like a wheel, hence the name. It gives great flexibility to the spine. It is called chakrasana since the body takes almost a wheel-like, semi- circular posture while performing this asana.English name: – Wheel PoseSanskrit name: – ChakrasanaPose type: –          backbend, stretch, inversion, balance.Body position: –  SupineLevel: –                AdvancedAnother name: – Urdva Dhanurasana (Upward-Facing Bow Pose).How to Do ChakrasanaLie down on your back with feet apart, bend your knees and place your feet on the ground close to your body.Now bring your palms under your shoulders…
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Asanas for Knee Pain

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Many knee problems are a result of the aging process and continual wear and stress on the knee joint (such as, arthritis). Other knee problems are a result of an injury or a sudden movement that strains the knee. Common knee problems are following;- A sprained  knee ligament or strained muscle is usually caused by a blow to the knee or a jerky twist of the knee. That can lead to pain, swelling, and difficulty in walking. Cartilage tears can often occur with sprains. Surgery may be required to repair the tear.Inflammation of the tendons may result from overuse of a tendon during certain activities such as running, jumping, or cycling. Tendinitis of the patellar tendon is called jumper's knee. This often occurs with sports, such as basketball, where the force of…
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Yoga for Eyes or Eyesight improvement

Yoga for Eyes or Eyesight improvement

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The human senses are our contact to the surroundings. The human brain perceives anything around via seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, and touching. But we don't think about our senses until one stops working. Humans have five senses: the eyes to see, the tongue to taste, the nose to smell, the ears to hear, and the skin to touch. so far the most important organs of sense are our eyes. We perceive up to 80 per cent of all impressions by means of our sight . And if other senses such as taste or smell stop working, it's the eyes that best protect us from danger. It  gets affected by our lifestyle, preexisting health concerns and eating habits and mostly our engagement with electronics gadgets. Lets see what are the common…
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Yoga Asanas for High Blood Pressure.

Yoga Asanas for High Blood Pressure.

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Blood pressure is a term that used to figure out the pressure our arterial walls(blood vessels) have , normal range of blood pressure is 120/80mmhg(systolic pressure / diastolic pressure) when it goes higher than this it will be generally considered as high blood pressure or hypertension, if BP goes higher than 170/100mmhg , medical attention must be sought. High blood pressure is a condition which shows no symptoms, but can certainly put you at risk of heart disease. High blood pressure or hypertension should not be ignored. High blood pressure patients are at a higher risk of heart diseases and stroke. Things that can increase your risk of getting high blood pressure • are overweight.• eat too much salt and do not eat enough fruit and vegetables.• do not do…
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Yoga Asanas for Improving Concentration

Yoga Asanas for Improving Concentration

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With increasing levels of stress and anxiety as a result of modern lifestyles and work schedules, our concentration suffers big time. Good news is that Yoga, by relaxing our mind, improving blood flow, and enhancing balance, can help improve our concentration.Mostly people are having an issue of not being able to focus in because of their unconscious state of mind, and how they treat every small piece of thing which programs their brain in a way that even if they want to focus on something important they find it difficult also because of the oxygen deficiency and insensitive nervous system can lead to concentration issues.Not only few poses but every type of yoga practice is designed to evolve a being and help one enhance the mental focus while brain becomes…
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Hanumanasana : How to Do It, Benefits and Precautions?

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Hanuman asana refers to the position in which lord Hanumana in the epic scripture Ramayana, jumbed taking a huge leap over the ocean to Sri Lanka, to take such a big jump Hanumana took a leg forward and back leg was straight backword, also known as front split.How to do HanumanasanaStart in tadaasna and come in low lunge position while the right knee is bent 90degrees and back leg knee is on the floor.Now slowly first straighten your front leg and bend forward over the front leg then bend the right knee back to its previous position and try straitening the left leg while gently bending backward.Now straighten the front completely and push the back leg backword to straighten the back leg and touch the thigh on the floor.Now raise…
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Matsyasana or Fish Pose : How to Do It, Benefits & Precautions

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The Sanskrit name for fish pose refers to Matsya who was an incarnation of the Hindu deity Vishnu.The story goes, that long ago, the earth had become corrupt and was going to be overtaken by a flood.Vishnu who was charged with preserving the universe ,turned himself into a fish called MATSYA.He carried the great Hindu sages to safety in a boat, which ensured the preservation of all their wisdom and of mankind itself.Just as Matsya rebalanced earth and ocean, so practising Fish pose can be a way of reestablishing your focus and giving resilience when you feel gravity laden.You will feel this when you burrow into the earth through the the strong activities of your legs which in turn bends your chest like a wave and deepens your breath.How to…
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Tadasana (Mountain Pose): How to Do It, Benefits, Step by Step Instructions & Precautions

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Tadasan/ Samasthiti Sanskrit words meaning: Tada – mountain Asana – pose Tadasana (Mountain Pose) Method: Stand with feet together, big toes and heels touching. Arms by your sides. Lift your toes off the mat and spread them back down – one by one. Lift the inner ankles and knees and engage the thighs. Engage the abdomen by slightly drawing it in, lift your chest, roll the shoulders back and down, away from your neck. Gaze forward, hands by your sides, fingers alert but not strained. Feel the energy lifting up and rooting into the earth at the same time. Tadasana (Mountain Pose) Health benefits Back pain Anxiety Digestive issues Back pain Flat feet Tadasana (Mountain Pose) Precautions Avoid practicing this asana for too long as prolonged standing may cause strain…
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