Day: November 1, 2019 (Page 3)

Paschimottanasana (pash-ee-moh-tan-ahs-anna; Sanskrit: पश्चिमोत्तानासन; IAST: paścimottānāsana), Seated Forward Bend or Intense Dorsal Stretch is an asana. Together with Padmasana (lotus), Siddhasana (half-lotus) and Vajrasana (lightning-bolt pose), this asana is an accomplished asana according to the Shiva Samhita. It was advocated by 11th-century yogi Gorakshanath. The name comes from the SanskritContinue Reading

Upavistakonasana (oo-pah-VEESH-tah cone-AHS-anna) upavistha = seated, sitting kona = angle Step by Step:- Sit in Dandasana, then lean your torso back slightly on your hands and lift and open your legs to an angle of about 90 degrees (the legs should form an approximate right angle, with the pubis atContinue Reading

Salabhasana, Shalabhasana (Sanskrit: शलभासन; IAST: Śalabhāsana), Locust Pose or Grasshopper Pose is an asana. The name comes from the Sanskrit words “shalabh” meaning “grasshopper” It is backbend, or spine stretch, using the strength of the upper and middle back to lift the weight of the legs as high as possibleContinue Reading

Matsyasana (mahtz-yah-sah-nah; Sanskrit: मत्स्यासन; IAST: Matsyāsana) or Fish Pose is an asana. It is commonly considered a counter asana to Sarvangasana, or shoulder stand, specifically within the context of the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Primary Series The name comes from the Sanskrit words Matsya (मत्स्य) meaning “fish” and asana (आसन) meaningContinue Reading

Navasana (“Boat Pose”) is an asana. Variations include Paripurna Navasana (Sanskrit: परिपूर्णनावासन; IAST: paripūrṇanāvāsana “Full Boat Pose”), Ardha Navāsana (Sanskrit: अर्धनावासन “Half Boat Pose”) and ekapadanavasana (“one legged boat pose”). The name comes from the Sanskrit words nava meaning “boat” and asana (आसन) meaning “posture” or “seat”. In its literalContinue Reading