BHADRĀSANA (The Firm/Auspicious Posture)
Sthiti: Long sitting posture (Visrāmāsana)
Pull your heels as close as possible up to perineum region.
TRIKONĀSANA (The Triangle Posture)
Trikona means triangle. Tri means three and kona is an angle. As the āsana resembles three arms triangles made by the trunk and the limbs, it has been named Trikonāsana.
Stand on your feet comfortably apart. Slowly raise both the arms sideways till they are horizontal. Exhale, slowly bend to the right side and place the right hand just behind the right foot. The left arm is straight up, in line with the right arm. Turn the left palm forward. Turn your head and gaze at the tip of the left middle finger. Remain in the posture for 10-30 seconds with normal breathing. As you inhale slowly come up. Repeat for the left side.
ARDHA CAKRĀSANA (The Half Wheel Posture)
Ardha means half. Cakra means wheel. In this posture, as the body takes the shape of a half wheel, hence it is called Ardha Cakrāsasna.
Support the back at the waist with all the fingers together pointing forward or downward. Drop the head backwards stretching the neck muscles. As you inhale, bend backwards from the lumbar region; exhale and relax. Stay here for 10-30 seconds with normal breathing. Inhale and slowly come up. Continue reading “Asana of the Day – June 05 – Ardha Chakrasana”
PĀDA-HASTĀSANA (The Hands to Feet Posture)
International Day of Yoga: Its Beginning
After the successful celebration of first International Day of Yoga, 2015 throughout the world, we are just a few weeks away to celebrate the second International Day of Yoga. Let us take a brief look at how this initiative started last year.