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Asanas

Bandha is a yogic lock which enables a yogi to block the flow of pranic energy in order to harness its power. There are three main bandhas which are: Mula Bandha (Root Lock) Uddiyana Bandha (Stomach Lock) Jalandhara Bandha (Chin Lock) When we combine all the three bandhas together it becomes Maha Bandha (The Great…

Asanas

Jalandhara Bandha (Chin Lock) is one of the three main Bandhas or locks practised in yoga. It is practiced, either by itself or with the other two bandhas (Mula Bandha and Uddiyana Bandha), to manage the prana (breath) and mostly to increase strength and vitality. It is also called the throat lock and what it…

Asanas

In yoga a lunge is a basic standing pose that stretches and strengthens the whole body. A lunge is good for building balance and muscle strength and is a great practice to enhance your flexibility. A lunge requires focus and attention but you don’t have to be able to do a handstand or advanced moves…

Asanas

Doing yoga poses is a great way to stay fit and center the body and mind in a wholesome way. Moving into and out of postures in tandem with the breath provides an incredible platform for the mind-body connection, but it can be relaxing too. The best yoga practices include breath work, how we conduct…

Asanas

Mula bandha is called the root lock and is an important yoga practice. Mula Bandha is one of three major Bandhas, along with Uddiyana Bandha (upward lifting of the diaphragm) and Jalandhara Bandha (chin or throat lock). Mula is a Sanskrit word meaning ‘Root, Origin, Essence’ like the root of a plant or tree. In…

Asanas

Yoga Asanas Through The Ages Preclassical Yoga This period comprises of almost 2000 years until the time of the 2nd century B.C. By this time many texts like the Brahmanas, Aranyakas, the Upnishads, the Bhagavad Gita, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata had made their appearance. All these texts contained various kinds of yoga teachings that…

Asanas

What Are Yoga Asanas? You might have heard the term asanas before, but what are they really? Asana is a Sanskrit term which is traditionally defined as “posture” or “pose.” Asana can also be translated as “a steady, comfortable seat,” particularly for the purpose of meditation. Many people equate asana with the act of performing…

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