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Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation) with Warrior 2 (Virabhadrasana)

Virabhadrasana (Warrior 2)

If you’ve attended a yoga class with me, you would have noted that Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation) is an integral part of the routine that we practice. Typically, we practice three rounds of Surya Namaskar. In the first round, we go through the basic sequence which has the […]

Upavishta-konasana (Seated wide-legged forward bend)

Upavishta-konasana

Upavishta Konasana – उपविष्ट-कोणासन – [Audio clip: view full post to listen] (Seated wide-legged forward bend) is an intermediate level pose and helps a great deal in stretching the inner thigh and inner knee muscles and the entire spine. It also brings about a sense of calm to the mind that […]

Sun Salutation with Warrior 1 (Virabhadrasana) and Intense Side Stretch (Parshvottanasana)

Virabhadrasana (Warrior 1)

If you’ve attended a yoga class with me, you would have noted that Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation) is an integral part of the routine that we practice. Typically, we practice three rounds of Surya Namaskar. In the first round, we go through the basic sequence which has the […]

Janushirshasana (Head-to-knee pose) Variations

Head-to-knee pose

In a previous article, I wrote about the basic, classical technique of practicing the Janushirshasana (head-to-knee pose). In today’s article, I will be presenting a few variations to the standard pose that you can add to your practice. As always, try to maintain full awareness at the body, breath […]

Agni Stambha (Fire Log Pose) with video

Agni Stambhasana (Firelog pose)

If you haven’t tried the pose before and you look at a picture of the pose, the Agni-stambhasana [Audio clip: view full post to listen] may seem deceptively simple. However, if you have tightness in the hips, knees or the ankles, this pose can become quite challenging. The word […]

Excellent stretch for hamstrings – Parshvottanasana (Intense side stretch)

Parshvottanasana (पार्श्वोत्तानासन) (standing side stretch) [Audio clip: view full post to listen] is a beginning to intermediate level pose which is great for the health of the legs as well as the spine. It provides an excellent stretch for the entire back side of the legs, hamstrings in particular.

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Twisting Head-to-knee pose and Pashchimottanasana

Janu-shirshasana (जानु-शीर्षासन) – [Audio clip: view full post to listen] is a composite of two Sanskrit words – Janu means the knee and Shirsha means the head or the forehead. So the literal translation of the pose is head-to-knee pose.

Twisting Janu-shirshasana is a variation on the traditional head-to-knee pose. In this […]

Asana video sequences – on my youtube channel

asana-video sequences

Prasarita Padottanasana

If you have visited my facebook page recently, you may have noticed that I have started adding short video sequences of some of the most commonly practiced asanas on youtube. Many of the students have asked me for video instructions on the basic asanas or sequence of asanas which […]

Prasarita Padottanasana (Wide-legged standing forward bend)

Prasarita Padottanasana (Wide-legged standing forward bend)

Prasarita-Padottanasana (Wide-legged standing forward bend) (प्रसारित पादोत्तानासन) – [Audio clip: view full post to listen] is a variation of the more commonly practiced Uttanasana (standing forward bending pose). In most of the classes that I teach, we practice the Uttanasana as a part of the Surya Namaskar […]

Agni-stambhasana (Fire log pose)

Agni Stambhasana (Firelog pose)

If you haven’t tried the pose before and you look at a picture of the pose, the Agni-stambhasana [Audio clip: view full post to listen] may seem deceptively simple. However, if you have tightness in the hips, knees or the ankles, this pose can become quite challenging. The word […]