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Open your hips with Rajakapotasana (King Pigeon pose)

Today we are going to focus on one of the poses that is highly recommended as a hip and chest opener – the Rajakapotasana – राजकपोतासन -(King Pigeon Pose). There are a few different variations of the pose, some more challenging than the others. We are going to focus on the beginner level […]

Strengthen your Back with Camel Pose (Ushtrasana)

Camel Pose (Ushtrasana – उष्ट्रासन) is one of the commonly practiced backward-bending poses. It is an intermediate level back bending pose and stretches both the front and back sides of the body. The Sanskrit word ‘ushtra’ means a camel. It is not clear why the pose is named after a camel since the […]

Dhanurasana (Bow Pose)

Let us continue our discussion on the backward bending poses and focus on the pose called Dhanurasana – धनुरासन -(Bow Pose). In the final position, the pose resembles a bow, ready to shoot an arrow.

Step-by-step Round one: […]

Locust (Shalabhasana)

In today’s post, we will continue our discussion on the backward bending poses and focus on the pose called Shalabhasana – शलभासन -(Locust Pose). In the final position, the pose resembles the trunk of a locust.

Step-by-step Round one – Ardha Shalabhasana (Half Locust Pose): Lie flat on the abdomen with the hands […]

Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)

In the previous posts, we talked about the seated forward-bending poses. With this issue, we will start discussing some of the backward bending poses which are done lying down on the abdomen. We will begin this discussion with Bhujangasana –भुजङ्गासन -(Cobra pose).

The word “bhujanga” in Sanskrit means a cobra or a […]