Procedure and Benefits of Bharadwajasana

Introduction: Bharadwajasana belongs to the family of twisting poses in Yoga. These postures are best practiced after the practices of forward and backward bending asana. Such poses enhance the ability of internal and external rotation of hip joints. They are also helpful in releasing the psychological knots in the emotional level Meaning of the name: Bharwadwaja […]

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Therapeutics of Pranayama

Pranayama is made up of two words- prana which means the vital life force required for all the activities and ayama which means control of this force. The ancient practice of yoga is codified by the great sage Patanjali who places pranayama as the fourth limb of the Ashtanga Yoga. He defines pranayama as “the […]

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Therapeutics of Asana

  As defined in the Patanjali yoga sutra, asana is a comfortable and steady posture. Though the sutras do not specify a particular pose, it requires that while performing an asana, the body should always be in a steady and comfortable position. Up until now, teachers and texts have described a number of asanas. The […]

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Curriculum of Hatha Yoga Practices

The study of almost every field or subject comprises of two main aspects i.e. practical and theory. Similarly, the Curriculum of Hatha Yoga is also a fusion of classical texts and various yogic practices which are indispensable to the curriculum of hatha yoga. The basic curriculum of hatha yoga comprises of following a: Proper Diet […]

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Bandhas- Energy Locks

The classical texts on Yoga such as “Hatha Yoga Pradeepika” describe the importance bandhas in order to lock the pranas in particular areas and redirect the flow of pranic energy in the major energy channel Shusumna Nadi to activate the spiritual energy. The practices of Pranayama and asanas incorporate the techniques of bandhas to achieve the […]

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Procedure and Benefits of Mayurasana

Mayura means Peacock. This asana is so called because its final pose resembles a peacock with full plumage.  Mayurasana is also renowned for its capacity to eliminate toxins from the body. Hence the name. Technique: Sit in Squatting position. Place the palms on the ground with slightly curving fingers pointing backward. Keep the elbows just near […]

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