What is Paschimottanasana? Its Benefits, Step-by-Step Instructions, Common Mistakes & Precautions

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2YZyJY7rZ4&feature=youtu.beThe name comes from the Sanskrit words Paschim ( paścima) meaning "west" or "the back of the body, uttana (uttāna) meaning "intense stretch" or "straighten" or "extension; and asana (āsana) meaning "posture" or "seat" It is a classic pose from Hatha yoga. It gives the whole back of your body a good stretch, from your calves to your hamstrings (back of the thighs) to your spine.Paschimottanasana Benefits:This pose stretches these areas and helps open up your hips. This stretch is excellent for runners who tend to have tight hamstrings. It is also considered to be a calming pose. It is said that this pose can help relieve stress and even improve your mood.Paschimottanasana Step-by-Step Instructions:Begin by coming to Staff Pose (Dandasana) with your legs straight in front of your body.Bring your…
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Boost Your Immunity with these Ayurvedic Herbs

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Presently the whole world is infected by the deadly Corona Virus. Many peoples are getting infected and dying due to the Novel Corona Virus, COVID 19. Till now scientists all around the world are working day and night to find the vaccine that can fight with COVID 19 virus. But the speedy spreading of the virus is the major problem that the whole world is facing right now. It results in the complete shutdown of the cities and the running wheel of the economy but above all these, it results in the loss of life of the humans. Visit Us : https://www.vinyasayogaashram.com/Scientists reveal the fact that the "Immunity" is the key to fighting against this virus. The person with a good immunity power or defense system can heal himself fastly…
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True yoga is not about the shape of your body, but the shape of your life.

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Were you ever a person who thought that you couldn’t do yoga or didn't want to start yoga until you lost a bit of weight? Throughout my life, I’ve encountered several people who I suggested to start a yoga practice for all the benefits, and they’re reply is “I think I’ll need to lose a bit more weight” or “I’m not flexible enough to do yoga” or sometimes even “I’m not strong enough”. These replies are usually in response to what is being portrayed as Yoga in the general media, which is generally being able to stand on your hands or its being able to contort your body into very complicated but beautiful shapes. It’s normal for a person to be self conscious about not being able to do what…
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How Yoga helps me to balance my life.

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My yoga journey started a bit more than half a year ago. As I came home from a 6 months trip to Europe, I was entering slowly in a “dolce far niente” mood. I felt my mood was shifting from being positive towards indifference. And don’t think that I reach the stage of Holy Indifference. It was just pure indifference towards anything that surrounds me, my body also started feeling really weak. One day though, as I was browsing on Instagram, I saw a post of a friend of mine who is a teacher in a yoga studio. The next day I was already equipped for the yoga session. When we met, she was surprised, as she gets a lot of inquiries from friends, but few actually join. It was an…
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How yoga helps balance our life.

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So many times we go through a day and have so much chattering going on in our mind. We worry about family, friends, work. We worry about conversations we had, words we regretted saying, or wish we had said. We worry about the future, about what tomorrow will bring.It all feels pretty overwhelming and we wish we could hit “pause” just for a slight moment, just to finally take a breath. But what if we could actually do it? Stop for a moment? Not suspend time, but suspend ourselves? It is a practice of consciously dedicating time for our wellbeing. It can start by simply breathing in and out and noticing how we feel in that moment. Noticing the sound of our breathe or if it’s cool or warm. Sounds…
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A Gift of Time

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It’s times like this, when the world as a whole is suffering, that the real practice of yoga takes place. To put it simply, yoga means unity and the one truth at the heart of our existence is that all is one. Everything that is happening outside of us is a reflection of our own individual inner worlds. There is no separation. Humanity, as a collective, is suffering together. Yet, at the same time we have been separated, isolated. We can see this as a reflection of how we are all still divided, living as though we are separate from one another. This time is a blessing, an opportunity to go within ourselves and do the inner work that needs to be done. It’s a time of self-reflection and creativity.…
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Meditation and Immunity

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Nowadays most of us are combating stress and finding balance in our daily life. In Indian tradition meditation used to be the essential part of our life and now new research suggests that mindfulness meditation can have benefits for health, including improved immune function, reduced blood pressure and enhanced cognitive function.Our immune system is not just a physical mechanism used to fight disease. It actually transmits your thoughts and moods to your cells. Make sure you send the right messages.In the early 80’s it was discovered that our immune system is very intelligent and it is also known as  “a floating brain”. Your thoughts, moods, sensations, and expectations are transmitted to your immune cells. When you meditate, these messages change in important ways.Since we are continuously surrounded by positive and…
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Support Your Immune System With These 5 Yoga Poses for Immunity

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Support Your Immune System With These 5 Yoga Poses for Immunity:Sitting and Breathing (Sukhasana and Pranayama) ...Sukhasana - The easy or pleasant postureI relish the feeling of peace and quietude, ensuring it extends to all activities through the day. Sukhasana, as its name suggests is a simple posture that can be maintained easily for a long time. It enables one to steady the mind and body.Half Lord of the Fishes (ArdhaMatsyendrasana) ...Good for increasing the flexibility and function of vertebrae of the spine,stretches back muscle and spine,cures constipation and indigestion,helps to increases oxygen supply to the lungs,releases stiffness of hip jointsand beneficial for slipped disc patient.Supported Fish Pose (Matsyasana ) ... Stretches and stimulates the muscles of the belly and front of the neck ,stretches the deep hip flexors (psoas) and the muscles (intercostals) between the…
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Pranayama and Our Immunity.

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Pranayama exercises like Anuloma Viloma and Kapalabhati, a series of Surya Namaskar as well as asanas that stimulate the lungs and increases the inhalation capacity. These the yogic practice focuses on the improvement of our immune system, with a focus on our lungs and respiratory tract.Anuloma Viloma or alternate nostril breathing involves breathing in from one nostril and breathing out from the other, it is also known as Nadi Shodhana, this practice helps to balance the central nervous system and it is so effective that the capacity of oxygen intake increases in the lungs as well as for cardio-pulmonary functioning.Kapalabhati is one of the shat kriyas - six cleansing practices -  Kapalahbhati is an exercise that cleanses the throat and lungs and stimulates the abdominal muscles and organs. It consists…
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Meditation Techniques for Beginners and Benefits

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We spend so many of our days simply thinking – about our next work project, what’s for dinner, or that argument with our spouse yesterday. The thoughts keep coming and eventually, it all builds up to make us feel like we are going to pop like a balloon. When we can learn to let go of our thoughts and know they do not control us, we can open ourselves to a whole new world of possibilities while gaining a sense of inner peace to guide us through our lives. Have any queries? Get answer from Best Yoga School in Rishikesh. Meditation is an ancient practice that has been used throughout many cultures. In the yogic tradition, the practice of moving through the physical postures was thought to prepare the body…
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