Day: November 2, 2019

As per Eastern philosophies and culture and Yogic practices, ‘Mudras’ are systematic hand gestures. Literally, Mudra in Sanskrit means a posture/seal. More deeply, “closed electrical circuits” of the subtle channels in physical and etheric bodies are also known as ‘Mudras’. Some Western writers have defined ‘Mudra’ as mystic hand gesturesContinue Reading

Over 5000 years ago in the ancient Sanskrit texts of India, the Chakras were first documented. Today spiritual teachers of the East and the West both still refer to them as being key to spiritual development. All spiritual practices, either directly or indirectly, will awaken the Chakras and eventually theContinue Reading

Nadis are subtle cylindrical pipes that branch out from centers in the physical and astral bodies and transmit psychic currents to different areas. Through these Nadis the fundamental power of life (Prana) surges. They are composed of delicate astral substance and are undetectable. These Nadis are not the nerves orContinue Reading

Surya Namaskara (IPA: [suːrjɐ nɐmɐskɐːrɐ]; Sanskrit: सूर्य नमस्कार; IAST: Sūrya Namaskāra) also known in English as Sun Salutation (lit. “salute to the sun”) is a common sequence of asanas. Its origins lie in India where they worship Surya, the Hindu solar deity. This sequence of movements and asanas can beContinue Reading

Anjaneyasana (IPA: [ɐɲneːːɟɐrɑːsɐnɐ]; Sanskrit: अञ्जयरासन; IAST: Añjeyarāsana), Crescent Moon, or Low Lunge is an asana. Anjaneyasana is used in Surya Namaskara. This asana has a number of names. The names Crescent Moon refers to the form it takes. Anjaneya- refers to the Hindu god Hanuman because his mother’s name wasContinue Reading

Ardha Chandrasana (Sanskrit: अर्धचन्द्रासन; IAST: Ardha Candrāsana) or Half Moon Pose is an asana. The name comes from the Sanskrit words Ardha meaning “half”, Candra or Chandra (चन्द्र) meaning “moon” or “luminous, as in the light from the moon”, and Asana (आसन, Āsana) meaning “posture” or “seat”. Benefits:- The moonContinue Reading

Garudasana (gah-roo-dah-sah-nah; Sanskrit: गरुडासन; IAST: Garuḍāsana) or Eagle Pose is an asana. The name comes from the Sanskrit words garuda meaning “eagle”, and asana meaning “posture” or “seat”. In Hindu mythology, Garuda is known as the king of birds. He transports the God Vishnu and is eager to help humanityContinue Reading

Natarajasana (Sanskrit: नटराजासन; IAST: Naṭarājāsana) or Lord of the Dance Pose is an asana. The name comes from the Sanskrit words nata meaning “dancer”, raja meaning “king” and asana (आसन) meaning “posture” or “seat”.Nataraja is one of the names given to the Hindu God Shiva in his form as theContinue Reading

Padahastasana (/ˌpɑrəˌhɑːstəˈɑːsənə/; Sanskrit: पादहस्तासन; Sanskrit pronunciation: [pɑːd̪ɐɦɐs̪t̪ɑːs̪ɐn̪ɐ]; IAST: pādahastāsana) or Hand Under Foot Pose is an asana. The name comes from the Sanskrit words pada (पाद; pāda) meaning “foot”, hasta (हस्ता; hastā) meaning “hand”, and asana (आसन; āsana) meaning “posture” or “seat”. Padahastasana is a standing, inverted asana in whichContinue Reading

Parivrtta Baddha Parsvakonasana (par-ee-vrt-tah parsh-vah-cone-AHS-anna) parivrtta = to turn around, revolve; parsva = side, flank; kona = angle Step by Step Stand in Tadasana. With an exhalation, step or lightly jump your feet 3½ to 4 feet apart. Rest your hands on your hips. Turn your right foot out toContinue Reading