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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 […]

21-day Yoga Immersion, Feb 6-26

Virabhadrasana (Warrior2)

I am pleased to announce the next 21-day Yoga Immersion program. The past programs have been very well received by all the participants. For most of them, it has been truly a life-transforming experience. I invite you to join me on this exciting and deeply rewarding 21-day yoga journey. Here are […]

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 […]

Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand) with variations (video)

Sarvangasana (shoulder stand)

Sarvangasana – सर्वाङ्गासन – [Audio clip: view full post to listen](Shoulder Stand) and Shirshasana (Head Stand) are two of the most commonly practiced inverted poses in yoga practice. They are considered intermediate level poses and should be practiced under the guidance of a qualified yoga instructor. In this article, I […]

Yoga for a healthy, pain-free lower back

Cat Pose

In this article, I am presenting a few simple poses that can help strengthen the back and relieve back pain. Back pain, especially pain in the lower back, is perhaps the single most common reason why people seek medical attention. This is also the most common cause why people come to […]

21-day Yoga Immersion, Aug 11 – 31, 2016

Virabhadrasana (Warrior2)

I am pleased to announce the next 21-day Yoga Immersion program. The past programs have been very well received by all the participants. For most of them, it has been truly a life-transforming experience. I invite you to join me on this exciting and deeply rewarding 21-day yoga journey. Here are […]

21-day Yoga Immersion (April 2016) – feedback from students

Most people tend to practice yoga with the main objective of achieving physical well-being. As a result they focus only on the "asana" (physical postures) part of yoga practice. If we go by the eight limbs of yoga defined by Patanjali in his Yoga Sutras, then asana is only one of those eight limbs. In […]

21-day Yoga Immersion, April 4-24

Virabhadrasana (Warrior2)

I am pleased to announce the next 21-day Yoga Immersion program. The past programs have been very well received by all the participants. For most of them, it has been truly a life-transforming experience. I invite you to join me on this exciting and deeply rewarding 21-day yoga journey. Here are […]

Marjarasana (Cat & Cow stretch) for a healthy back

Cat Pose

Back pain, especially pain in the lower back, is perhaps the most common reason why people join a yoga class. Many people notice stiffness in the back when they wake up in the morning. Most stretches in a typical yoga routine are geared toward making the spine more flexible, stronger […]

Veerabhadrasana (Warrior Pose 1)

Veerabhadrasana (वीरभद्रासन) [Audio clip: view full post to listen]or the Warrior Pose 1, along with its two siblings called Warrior 2 and Warrior 3, is one of the very commonly practiced asanas. This is a powerful and energizing pose, especially useful for strengthening the leg, hip and thigh muscles.

In my own practice […]