Monthly Archives :

July 2015

7934713_orig

My ” Favourite ” Standing Pose

Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana: Utthita means extended, Hasta is the hand and Padangustha is the big toe. 1. Standing in Samasthitih ( mountain pose ), inhale right leg up holding the big toe with pistol grip ( middle & index finger ). Arm outside the knee when taking the toe. 2. Roll hip open and back…

read more
7816998_orig

Preparation for Pranayama

Preparations to remove tension before Pranayama practice: Very important to learn the following from the teacher to establish correct technique. 1) Lie on your back, place one hand on your upper abdomen (above navel and just under the rib cage) and the other hand on the lower abdomen ( just below the navel) and with…

read more
3076417_orig

Cobblers Pose

Baddha Konasana: Baddha means bound or restrained and Kona is an angle. This is how Indian cobblers sit. 1. Start by sitting with two straight legs out front. 2. Bend the knees to the side and bring the soles of the feet together towards the perineum. 3. If you’re a little stiff, then sit up…

read more
2219668_orig

Warrior 1

Virabhadrasana A This pose gets its name from the warrior Virabhadra who was created by Siva by tearing a lock from his matted hair. 1. From downward dog ( Adho Mukkha Svanasana ), turn the left heel in and bring the right foot forward between the hands. 2. Ground the outer edge of the back…

read more
5268471_orig

Setu Bandhasana

Setu Bandhasana: Setu bandha means the construction of a bridge, the whole body forms and arch and is supported at one end by the crown of the head and at the other on the feet. 1. Lay flat on the back, legs together with the arms down by the side, palms facing down. 2. Bring…

read more
8329738_orig-1

Simple Locust Pose

Simple Salabhasana: ( Locust Pose ) Salabha means a locust and is meant to represent a locust resting on the ground. 1. Lie on the floor at full length, resting on the forehead with the arms stretched back, palms facing the ceiling. 2. When beginning, the legs can be hip distance apart. 3. Exhale, lift…

read more
5148534_orig

Pindasana

Pindasana: Pinda means an embryo or foetus, this posture resembles that of an embryo in the womb, hence the name. 1. Continuing to the next variation in the shoulderstand sequence, from Upward Facing Lotus ( Urdhva Padmasana ), the crossed lotus legs fold down at the hips towards the head. 2. Release the hands from…

read more
6868750_orig

Upward Lotus in Shoulderstand

Urdhva Padmasana: Urdhva means facing or high and Padma is a lotus. 1. Continuing on from the previous blog, Karnapidasana ( Deaf Ear pose ), the legs return to the original shoulderstand form ( legs extending up ) as the arms again support the back. 2. Take the right leg into half lotus then cross…

read more