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.

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