Akarna Dhanurasana – Archer’s Pose, How To Do, Benefits

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S Akarna Dhanurasana is an intermediate level Yoga pose. In the pose, the body of the practitioner resembles ‘an archer who is about to release an arrow’ and hence the name ‘Archer’s Pose’. When the archer pulls the string of the bow to release the arrow, … Read more

Agnistambhasana – Fire Log Pose, How To Do, Benefits

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S Agnistambhasana, in this pose, the practitioner sits with crossed legs one on top of the other and tries to take a forward bend. This is an intermediate level sitting forward bend and is a great deep hip opener pose. This pose resembles sukhasana or padmasana. … Read more

Viparita Namaskarasana – Reverse Prayer Pose, How To Do, Benefits

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S Namaskara is another name of Namaste. It is the Indian way of salutation or offering prayer in which both hands are brought in opposition to each other in front of the chest. In Viparita Namaskarasana the hands come together to form a Namaste not in … Read more

Kativakrasana – Spinal Twist Pose, How To Do, Benefits

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S Kativakrasana is a pose which gives a twist to the spine. Though Kati means pelvis or waist, the twist is experienced by the entire spine and hence the name. It is a supine asana i.e. the asana is practiced by lying in supine (facing ceiling) … Read more

Ardha Baddha Padmottanasana – How To Do, Health Benefits

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S Ardha Baddha Padmottanasana is a one legged standing forward bend while keeping the other leg in the lotus position. It is a good combination of half lotus and a standing forward bend. It is an advanced level yoga pose performed in standing position. It involves … Read more

Ardha Kati Chakrasana – Lateral Arc Pose, How To Do, Benefits

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S Ardha Kati Chakrasana, in this pose the practitioner rotates half of his waist to one side like a wheel and hence the name. It is called as half waist wheel pose because the bend from the waist sideways resembles half wheel. Since it makes an … Read more

Ardha Uttanasana – Standing Half Forward Bend Pose, Method, Benefits

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S Uttanasana gives powerful stretch to your body. It is a pose involving forward bending. Therefore it is called as standing forward bend. Ardha Uttanasana is doing this pose till half of uttanasana pose. The pose is either started from standing position, bending forward or from … Read more

Ardha Baddha Padma Paschimottanasana – How To Do, Benefits

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S Ardha Baddha Padma Paschimottanasana is a pose variation of Paschimottanasana. It is a forward bend with one foot in half lotus. This is an intense forward bend which opens up hips and knees and stretches hamstrings and spine. It gives a powerful stretch to muscles … Read more

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