Category «Yoga Practices and Techniques»

Enjoy the 10 Amazing Health Benefits of Bhujangasana or the Cobra Pose

Asanas are the important components of the curriculum of Yoga Training Course. These are effective to achieve the health of the mind and body. They develop the feeling of lightness and well being. Bhujangasana or cobra pose is one of the Traditional Asanas referred in various Classical texts of Hatha Yoga. The regular practice of …

Essentials of Energetic Anatomy and Physiology in Yoga

Traditional Indian medicine and the philosophical systems have extensively used the concept of subtle energy for holistic health and well-being. Energetic Anatomy and Physiology in Yoga plays a prominent role in the development of the practices of Yoga Therapy. The essentials of this study involve the elements of the nature, the energy centers, channels of …

Prevention and Management of Back Pain Through Yoga Practices

Back pain is one of the most common reasons for the visits of physicians in the sedentary and semi-sedentary lifestyle. Chronic low back pain cases are known for the higher absenteeism in the workplace and reduction of the workforce productivity. People suffering from this disorder experience the physical, psychological and emotions difficulties. Yoga is the …

Prevention of Yoga Injuries and Safety in Teaching and Practice

Yoga in India, developed as a spiritual discipline in the philosophical systems.The principles and practices have been practiced by many people from the ancient times in order to find the harmony in the life. The practice of yogic practices such as asana, pranayama, and meditation and relaxation techniques are contributing a lot for the promotion …

Yoga Nidra and its Therapeutical Benefits

Yoga Nidra is conscious relaxation technique which brings deep relaxation to the physical, mental and emotional tensions. It is a practice of Pratyahara which aims at controlling the sense organs from their sensory engagements. Yoga Nidra is composed of two terms, Yoga means union or one-pointedness and nidra means the sleep. It is a deep relaxation experience with awareness …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Selection and Sequencing of Yoga Practices  

Many people may not know this but the selection, as well as the sequencing of Yoga Practices is extremely crucial for benefitting from your yoga session. A yoga session should generally start with a prayer, mantra chanting or a brief relaxation session as it helps students to bring down their anxiety levels and stress, etc.  …

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 …