Sunday, April 26, 2015

Bhujangasana Benefits

Bhujangasana in Hatha Yoga Pose Picture
Bhujangasana Pose

Benefits:


  • Relieves backache, neck pain and cervical spondylitis.
  • Corrects hunched back.
  • Helps bronchitis, asthma and digestive disorders.
  • Reduces abdominal fat.
  • Strengthens the spine.
  • Stretches chest and lungs, shoulders, and abdomen.
  • Firms the buttocks.
  • Stimulates abdominal organs.
  • Helps relieve stress and fatigue.
  • Opens the heart and lungs.
  • Soothes sciatica.
  • Traditional texts say that Bhujangasana increases body heat, destroys disease, and awakens kundalini.

Contraindications and Cautions:

  • Back injury
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Pregnancy
  • Hernia
  • Hypertension
  • Intestinal tuberculosis
  • Peptic ulcer

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Kakasana Benefits

Kakasana Benefits in Hatha Yoga
Kakasana Pose

Benefits:


  • Strengthens shoulders, arms and wrists.
  • Increases the breathing capacity by expanding the chest.
  • Stretches the muscles of forearms, wrists and fingers.
  • Helps to increase concentration.
  • Removes lethargy.
  • Promotes physical and mental balance.

Contraindications:


  • Hypertension
  • Vertigo
  • Retinal detachment
  • Wrist injury


Thursday, April 9, 2015

Supta Virasana Yoga Benefits

Supta Virasana Yoga pose
Supta Virasana Yoga pose

Supta Virasana Benefits:

  • Stretches and rejuvenates the spine.
  • Tones up the pelvic organs.
  • Increases blood flow to the thighs and pelvic region.
  • Reduces stiffness and rigidity in thighs and legs.
  • Combats constipation.
  • Improves the lung capacity.

Contraindications:

  • Arthritis of the knee/ankle joint.
  • Knee/ankle injury.


Friday, April 3, 2015

Virasana Pose with Benefits

Virasana Pose with Benefits
Virasana Pose

Benefits of Virasana:

  • Stretches the thighs, knees, and ankles.
  • Eases stiffness in the hip joints and groins.
  • Strengthens the arches.
  • Improves digestion and relieves gas.
  • Helps relieve the symptoms of menopause.
  • Reduces swelling of the legs during pregnancy (through second trimester).
  • Therapeutic for high blood pressure and asthma.
  • Relieves backache.
  • Reduces the pain of broken, deviated or fused tailbone.
  • Improves circulation in the feet.
  • Relieves calcaneal spur.

Contraindications and cautions:

  • Heart problems.
  • Headache: practice this pose lying back on a bolster.
  • Knee or ankle injury: avoid this pose unless you have the assistance of an experienced instructor.
  • Severe arthritis.

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