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.

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