Friday, July 17, 2015

Pawanmuktasana Benefits

Pawanmuktasana Benefits in Yoga

Benefits of Pawanmuktasana

  • Strengthens the back and abdominal muscles.
  • It gives relief from constipation and also improves the digestive system.
  • The lower back is strengthened. The neck and back is stretched.
  • Pawanmuktasana also helps remove flab from your back and abdomen.
  • Circulatory system performs better.
  • Tones the leg and arm muscles.
  • Helps in digestion and release of gas.
  • Enhances blood circulation in the hip joints and eases tension in the lower back.
  • Rejuvenates the spine.


  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Disc Prolapse
  • Second trimester of pregnancy.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Matsyasana Benefits

Matsyasana Benefits in Hatha Yoga
Matsyasana Pose

Benefits of  Matsyasana 

  • Constipation
  • Respiratory ailments
  • Mild backache
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Menstrual pain
  • Helps to manage diabetes, asthma and other lung diseases.
  • Complementary pose to Sarvangasana.

Contraindications and Cautions

  • High or low blood pressure
  • Migraine
  • Insomnia
  • Serious lower-back or neck injury
  • Cervical spondylitis

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Sarvangasana Benefits

Benefits of  Sarvangasana

Sarvangasana Pose in Hatha Yoga
Sarvangasana Pose
  • Calms the brain and helps relieve stress and mild depression.
  • Stimulates the thyroid and thymus gland.
  • Stretches the shoulders and neck.
  • Tones the legs and buttocks.
  • Improves digestion.
  • Helps relieve the symptoms of menopause.
  • Reduces fatigue and alleviates insomnia.
  • Relieves insomnia and sooths the nerves.
  • Improves the functioning of the thyroid and parathyroid glands.
  • Alleviates asthma, bronchitis and throat ailments.
  • Relieves breathlessness.
  • Improves bowel movements and relives colitis.
  • Helps to treat haemorrhoid.
  • Alleviates urinary disorders.
  • Helps to treat hernia.
  • Helps to treat prolapsed uterus and reduces uterine fibroids.
  • Relieves congestion and heaviness in the ovaries and helps to treat ovarian cyst.
  • Beneficial for menstrual disorders.

Contraindications and Cautions

  • Diarrhoea
  • Headache
  • High blood pressure
  • Menstruation
  • Neck injury
  • Cervical spondylitis
  • Lumbago
  • During menstruation
  • Pregnancy: If you are experienced with this pose, you can continue to practice it late into pregnancy. However, don't take up the practice of Sarvangasana after you become pregnant.

Niralamba Sarvangasana is considered to be an advanced pose. Do not perform this pose without sufficient prior experience or unless you have the supervision of an experienced instructor.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Shirsasana Yoga Benefits

Shirsasana Yoga Pose
Shirsasana Yoga Pose


  • Calms the brain and helps relieve stress and mild depression.
  • Stimulates the pituitary and pineal glands.
  • Strengthens the arms, legs and spine.
  • Strengthens the lungs.
  • Tones the abdominal organs.
  • Helps relieve the symptoms of menopause.
  • Therapeutic for asthma, infertility and insomnia.
  • Builds stamina.
  • Helps to cure halitosis.
  • Relieves the symptoms of cold, cough tonsillitis.
  • Brings relief from digestive and eliminatory problems.
  • Beneficial for the sense organs viz. eyes, ears, nose, throat.

Contraindications and cautions

  • Back injury.
  • Headache.
  • Neck injury.
  • Heart condition.
  • High blood pressure.
  • Low blood pressure: don't start practice with this pose.
  • Thrombosis.
  • Kidney problem.
  • Weak eye blood vessels.
  • Glaucoma.
  • Retinal detachment.
  • Vitreous hemorrhage.
  • Nose bleed (Epistaxis).
  • History of CVA (Cerebro-Vascular Accident), SOL in the brain.
  • Inflammation of the ears.
  • Any form of blood hemorrhage in the head.
  • During menstruation.
  • Pregnancy: if you are experienced with this pose, you can continue to practice it late into pregnancy. However, don't take up the practice of shirsasana after you become pregnant.

Sirsasana is considered to be an intermediate to advanced pose. Do not perform this pose without sufficient prior experience or unless you have the supervision of an experienced teacher. Some schools of yoga recommend doing Sirsasana before Sarvangasana, others vice versa. The instruction here assumes the former order.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Marjariasana Benefits

Marjariasana Yoga Pose

Benefits of Marjariasana:

  • Marjariasana asana improves the flexibility of the neck, shoulders and spine.
  • It tones the female reproductive system.
  • Relives menstrual disorders and leucorrhoea.
  • Practiced during menstruation helps to relieve cramps.
  • It may be safely practiced during pregnancy; but forceful contraction of the abdomen should be avoided.


  • With a neck injury, keep the head in line with the torso.
  • Pregnancy of more than six months.
  • Severe disc prolapse.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Shashankasana Yoga Benifits and Pose

Benefits of Shashankasana in Hatha Yoga
Shashankasana Yoga Benifits and Pose

Benefits of Shashankasana

  • Muscles: It strengthens the pelvis, rib cage, back, and arms. It provides an intense stretch to the lumbo-sacral spine and the gluteals, arms, back, neck, and shoulders.
  • Joints: It helps in the extension of the neck, arms, and also flexes the knees and hips.
  • Heart: Practicing this pose helps improve the circulation of blood to the scalp, face, and brain. It gives a nice glow to the face.
  • This pose helps in regulating the adrenal glands.
  • When doing this pose, the stomach, spleen and liver are also activated, thus helping in their functioning.
  • The Hare Pose is also beneficial for the reproductive organs.
  • In addition, the pose is said to massage all the internal organs in the abdominal area.
  • Vitalizes the pelvis and nerves of the lower back.
  • Helps in seminal weaknesses.
  • Relaxes the whole body and the mind.

Precaution to be taken while doing Shashankasana

  • Place your fist one over the other between forehead and floor if you have high blood pressure, glaucoma or dizziness.


  • Lumbago
  • Arthritis of the knee, ankle.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Dhanurasana Yoga Pose and Benefits

Hatha Yoga Dhanurasana Pose
Dhanurasana Pose

Benefits of Dhanurasana

  • Stretches the entire front of the body, ankles, thighs and groins, abdomen and chest, and throat, and deep hip flexors (psoas).
  • Strengthens the back muscles.
  • Improves posture.
  • Stimulates the organs of abdomen and neck.
  • Beneficial for diabetes, incontinence, colitis, menstrual disorders and (under special guidance) cervical spondylitis
  • Improves blood circulation.
  • Realigns the spinal column.
  • Stretches the ligaments, muscles and nerves of the spine.
  • Corrects hunching of the thoracic area of spine.
  • Improves digestion and helps relieve gastro-intestinal problems.
  • Stimulates adrenal glands.

Contraindications and Cautions

  • High or low blood pressure
  • Migraine
  • Insomnia
  • Weak heart 
  • Hernia
  • Colitis
  • Peptic or duodenal ulcers

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Shalabhasana Pose and Benefits

Poorna Shalabhasana Yoga Pose
Shalabhasana Pose 
Benefits of Shalabhasana
Poorna Shalabhasana

  • Strengthens the muscles of the spine, buttocks, backs of the arms and legs.
  • Tones up hips, lumbar region, pelvis, abdomen, thighs & kidneys.
  • Stretches the muscles of the abdominal wall.
  • Improves posture.
  • Stimulates abdominal organs.
  • Stimulates the heart.
  • Challenges the lungs.
  • Activates pancreas.
  • Combats constipation, gastritis, diabetes and lumbago.
  • Helps relieve stress.
  • Helps relieve varicose veins.


  • Hypertension
  • Heart diseases
  • Hernia
  • Urinary tract disorder

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Makarasana Benefits

Hatha Yoga Pose of Makarasana
Makarasana Pose

Benefits of Makarasana

  • This asana is very effective for those suffering from slipped disc, sciatica and certain types of lower back pain. It encourages the vertebral column to resume its normal shape and releases compression of the spinal nerves.
  • It is good for Asthmatics and people who have any other lung ailments.
  • Gives relaxation to the entire body.
  • Helps hypertension, insomnia and stress related disorders.

Contraindications & Cautions

  • Avoid this pose if you have any serious back injury.
  • People with neck injuries should keep the head in a neutral position or use a folded blanket to support the neck during the asana.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Bhujangasana Benefits

Bhujangasana in Hatha Yoga Pose Picture
Bhujangasana Pose


  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Health Benefits Of Vajrasana

Yoga Pose in Vajrasana
Vajrasana Pose

Benefits of Vajrasana :

  • Enhances blood circulation in the lower abdomen improving digestion.
  • If you sit in Vajrasana after food, food gets digested well.
  • Relieves excessive gas trouble or pain.
  • Nerves of legs, thighs are strengthened.
  • Makes knee and ankle joints flexible and prevents certain rheumatic diseases.
  • In Vajrasana spine is erect without much effort. It is also beneficial for practice of pranayama and as a preparatory for meditation.
  • Loosens the joints and muscles of the legs.
  • Increases blood circulation to the lower abdominal region.
  • Extremely good for gastrointestinal disorders.

Contraindications and Cautions:

  • Acute trouble or stiffness in foot, ankle and knees
  • Sciatica
  • Osteo-arthritis-knee

Wednesday, March 18, 2015


Padmasana Yoga Benefits
Padmasana Yoga Pose

Benefits of  Padmasana

  • Maintains balanced flow of energy through the body.
  • Very useful in the practice of ashtanga yoga as one can sit comfortably for a long stretch of time maintaining awareness.
  • This asana applies pressure to the lower spine which has a relaxing effect on the nervous system.
  • The coccygeal and sacral nerves are toned as the blood that flow to the legs is redirected to the abdominal region stimulating also stimulating the digestive process.
  • Calms the brain.
  • Stimulates the pelvis, spine, abdomen, and bladder.
  • Stretches the ankles and knees.
  • Eases menstrual discomfort.
  • Consistent practice of this pose until late into pregnancy is said to help ease childbirth.
  • Traditional texts say that Padmasana destroys all disease and awakens kundalini.


  • Ankle injury
  • Knee injury
  • Sciatica
  • Padmasana is considered to be an intermediate to advanced pose. Do not perform this pose without sufficient prior experience or unless you have the supervision of an experienced teacher.
  • Sacral infection
  • Severe arthritis

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Chakrasana Yoga Pose and Benefits

Chakrasana Yoga Pose with Benefits
Chakrasana Yoga Pose

Chakrasana Benefits:

  • Excellent to tone up the whole of vertebral column.
  • Increases the sympathetic tone, thereby making the practitioner more alert and active.
  • Increases the vital capacity of lungs.
  • Increases the blood flow towards brain, pituitary, hypothalamus and pineal gland.
  • Massages the abdominal organs, kidneys and adrenal glands.
  • Tones up the muscles of the arms, back and lower limbs.
  • Challenges nearly all the major joints of the body.
  • Tones up the thyroid, parathyroid and thymus gland.


  • Hypertension
  • Glaucoma
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Space occupying lesion of the brain.
  • Arthritis of the knees, wrist.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Janu Shirshasana Benefits

Yoga Asana Janu Shirshasana
Janu Shirshasana Pose

Benefits of  Janu Shirshasana

  • Calms the brain and helps relieve mild depression.
  • Stretches the spine, shoulders, hamstrings, calf muscles and groins.
  • Stimulates the liver and kidneys.
  • Improves digestion.
  • Helps relieve the symptoms of menopause and menstrual discomfort.
  • Relieves anxiety, fatigue and headache.
  • Therapeutic for high blood pressure, insomnia and sinusitis.
  • Can be done during second trimester of pregnancy, without extreme forward bend.
  • It is a good hip opening exercise.


  • Disc Prolapse
  • Knee injury: Don't flex the injured knee completely and support it on a folded blanket.
  • Spinal injuries
  • Bronchial asthma
  • Hypotension
  • Ascites
  • Diarrhea

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Benefits of Pashchimottanasana

Hatha Yoga Pashchimottanasana Pose
Pashchimottanasana Pose


  • Provides a good stretch for the calf muscles and hamstrings.
  • Benefits the pelvic organs.
  • Stretches the lumbo-sacral spine.
  • Massages the abdominal organs.
  • Good stretch for the shoulder joints.
  • It calms down the sympathetic tone.
  • Improves digestion.
  • Relieves hyperacidity.
  • Help relieves the symptoms of menopause and menstrual discomfort.
  • Therapeutic for high blood pressure, infertility and insomnia.
  • Traditional texts say that Paschimottanasana increases appetite, reduces obesity and cures indigestion.


  • Disc Prolapse.
  • Bronchial asthma.
  • Spinal injuries.
  • Hypotension.
  • Ascites.
  • Should not be done after first trimester of pregnancy.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Dandasana Benefits

Dandasana Benefits and Yoga Pose Picture
Dandasana Yoga Pose


  • Improves body alignment.
  • Improves lungs capacity.
  • Tones up muscles of the abdominal wall.
  • Good for calf muscles pain.
  • Tones up the pelvic organs.
  • Prevents acid reflux.


  • No major contraindications.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Padangushthanasana Benefits

Padangushthanasana Yoga Asana Pose
Padangushthanasana Pose

Benefits of Padangushthanasana:-

  • Rejuvenation.
  • Slows down the heart rate.
  • Tones up Liver, Spleen and Kidneys.
  • Relieves digestive problems.
  • Reduces spasmodic  dysmenorrhoea.


  • Intravertebral Disc Prolapse.
  • Sciatica.
  • Severe Hypertension.
  • Coronary Artery Disease.
  • Glaucoma.
  • Retinal Detachment

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Parsva Uttanasana Benefits

Parsva Uttanasana Yoga Asana Pose & Benefits
Parsva Uttanasana Pose

Benefits of  Parsva Uttanasana

  • Rejuvenates the central nervous system.
  • Beneficial for cervical spondylosis.
  • Beneficial for arthritis of shoulder joint.
  • Massages and rejuvenates the digestive system.
  • Tones up the liver and spleen.
  • Rejuvenates the lymphatic system.
  • Beneficial for spasmodic dysmenorrhea.


  • Hypertension.
  • Coronary artery disease.
  • Hiatus hernia.
  • Space occupying lesion brain,
  • Glaucoma.
  • Retinal detatchment.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Virbhadrasana Benefits

Hatha Yoga Virbhadrasana Pose and Benefits
Virbhadrasana Pose

Benefits of Virbhadrasana:

  • Increases lung capacity.
  • Beneficial for inter vertebral disc prolapse.
  • Effective for spina bifida.
  • Beneficial for fracture tail of spine.
  • Reduces fat around hips.
  • Beneficial for low backache.
  • Reduces timidity and increases courage.

Precautions :

  • Arthritis of knee or hip joint.
  • Menorrhagia.
  • Metrorrhagia.
  • Uterine prolapse.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Uthita Parsvakonasana Benefits

Hatha Yoga Uthita Parsvakonasana Benefits
Uthita Parsvakonasana

Benefits of  Uthita Parsvakonasana

  • Relieves cervical muscles spasm.
  • Good for shoulder opening.
  • Increases lung capacity.
  • Tones up the muscles of thoracic cage.
  • Relieves Sciatica pain.
  • Beneficial for low backache.
  • Massages the large intestine.
  • Reduces fat around waist and hips.

Precautions  :

  • Arthritis of knee or hip joint.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Uthita Trikonasana Benefits

Uthita Trikonasana Yoga Pose Benefits Mysore India
Uthita Trikonasana Pose

  • Gastritis, Indigestion, Acidity, Flatulence
  • Backache
  • Alignment of shoulders
  • Spasm neck muscles
  • Rejuvenation of pelvic organs
  • Increases the lungs capacity
  • Ankle strengthening
  • Painful menstruation
  • Chronic constipation
  • Strengthening abdominal muscles
  • Therapeutic for anxiety, flat feet, infertility, osteoporosis, and sciatica
  • Helps relieve stress, depression
  • If it isn't possible to comfortably touch the floor with the bottom hand or fingertips, support the palm on a block.

Precautions & Contra Indications

  • Vertigo
  • Hypertension
  • Disc Prolapse
  • Not to be done if suffering from Hip injury.
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