Backward Bend Asana/Posture:
Back-bending can be one of the most therapeutic parts of a yoga practice. We spend most of our days in forward-bending, it can be driving, picking something, sitting in front of a computer, etc. If we don’t practice back bends then our posture becomes bad, the shoulder slouches down, the neck comes forward and this triggers other problems like back pain, slipped disc, sciatica, and bad breathing habits.
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Ustra-camel, asana-pose.This is a foundational back bending posture. While it is beneficial in its own right, this pose is also… Read More »Ushtrasana – Camel posture
Translation: Bhujang- serpent, snake; asana- posture. Bhujang asana (the Cobra pose) is a basic back bending pose that is also… Read More »Bhujangasana- Cobra posture
This is a posture with a lot of physical and therapeutic benefits, it may take some time to master so… Read More »Matsyasana – Fish Posture
Vipreet means reverse, nauka means boat. This posture is also called salabhasana in Iyenger yoga. Variation 1 Variation 2 Steps: Lie… Read More »Vipreet Naukasana – Reverse boat posture
Steps: Start sitting with the knees bent and the feet on the floor in a comfortable position Bring the left… Read More »Gomukhasana – Cow Face Posture
This is an intense stretch on the knees so be particularly careful if you feel any pain. DO NOT practice… Read More »Supta Virasana – Reclining Hero Posture
This posture also comes in Surya Namaskar of Hatha Yoga. Steps: Start with feet together and hands by the sides… Read More »Hasta Utthanasana- Raised Arms Pose
This posture comes in Surya Namaskar of Hatha Yoga. Steps: Start with standing, both feet together and hands by the… Read More »Ashwa sanchalanasana- Equestrian Posture
Translation: Tiryak- swaying; bhujang- serpent, snake; asana- posture. Tiryak bhujangasana (the swaying cobra pose) pose is a variation of the… Read More »Tiryak Bhujangasana – Swaying Cobra posture
Steps: Variation 1 Lie on your stomach, lift your chest up and bring your elbows under your shoulder. Place the… Read More »Makarasana – Crocodile/ Dolphin posture