Trying Yoga for Back Pain? Then pick the RIGHT poses (Part 2)

I went over in detail the use of the shoulder stand sequence as ‘the’ Yoga exercise for back pain in part one of this article. Now let’s go over the rest of the applicable poses shall we. FORWARD STRETCHES: Wind Relieving Pose: (Vatayanasan) Lie down flat. Now take a deep breath and hold it. Now fold your right leg at the knee and press the folded leg against the abdomen. Make sure to keep the alternate leg straight while doing this. Now, switch legs and to conclude this use both legs at the same time. 5-15 Seconds Plough Pose (Halasana): Lie flat on your back on your blanket. Keep the hands, palms down near the thighs. Without bending the knees, …

Trying Yoga for Back Pain? Then pick the RIGHT poses (Part 1)

Studies have shown that Yoga may be one of the most effective exercises for back pain relief. In fact Health-First reporter Leslie LoBue says twisting your body into those sometimes awkward positions may actually be just the thing for lower back pain. However, as effective as Yoga may be to reduce the pain of back problems, knowing exactly what poses to use, for how long, what to offset the poses with and in what sequence to execute them, are other factors that should be taken into consideration before using it as a therapeutic relief from back pain. I can see a reader go “Wait a minute…if I have to go through all that, then maybe I should just take some …

Tips For Doing Inversion Yoga Poses

Headstand (salamba shirshasana) is one of the yoga poses that are considered inversion poses. Inversion poses involve any asanas that lift the feet above the head. Other inversion poses that are well known include shoulderstand (salamba sarvangasana) and half shoulderstand (viparita karani). But even lying on the floor with your legs on a chair is an inversion pose. The concept behind inversion poses is expressed in yoga texts as viparita karani. Viparita karani is translated as meaning ‘opposite process’. This simply means facilitating a different perspective. From the purely physical point of view, this different perspective in inversion poses is literal – in terms of looking at the world from a different physical viewpoint – as well as involving the …

Three reasons you should not do Shoulderstand

Shoulderstand – (Sarvangasana) “Healthy thyroid means healthy functioning of all the organs of the body” The Shoulderstand is called the Queen of all asanas as it benefits the whole body. It is a forward-bending posture engaging all parts of the body and stretching the shoulders, neck and upper back. In the Shoulderstand the whole body is supported by the hands, arms and shoulders. As the body is inverted the blood flows to the heart without any strain by force of the gravity. The Shoulderstand nourishes the thyroid gland which: regulates the body’s metabolism, controls the heart rate, promotes the growth and balances the digestive and nervous system. This asana tones the legs and abdomen increasing circulation to those areas. It …

The Benefits And Importance Of Sarvangasana

It is known as the queen of asanas which works out to be very beneficial for your mind, body and soul. Sarvangasana is a combination of three parts such as “sarva” “anga” and “asana” which means “all body posture”. It is one the asana which is very important and helpful for your entire body including the pressure massages for your thyroid glands. The other benefit from this asana is the projection of stability emotionally and otherwise. Every muscle that is pushed and pulled benefits the organs inside, which in turn shows on your body and face. It soothes the nervous system which otherwise seems to be overloaded with unwanted work. By doing this asana properly it could help you in …

Yoga Positions

Nowadays, this primordial religious practice that originated in India has become a household name. You can hear people who desire to lose some calories resort to this ancient spiritual routine. If that has been a wonder to you, check on some of these yoga positions. Bound Angle is among the yoga positions that will require you to be seated. With a Sanskrit name of Baddha Konasana, this pose is a superb training for the groins and hips. This type of stance has a lot of benefits which include improved circulation, abdominal stimulation, thigh flexibility. fatigue relief and sciatica respite, among the others. Bound Angle is also therapeutic for individuals who have feet that are flat as well as for those …

Have a health Problem? Yoga can solve it. (Part 3)

“L” is for let’s do Yoga…just kidding. But seriously, Yoga is more than just poses and meditation or stretching. It is healing as well…and you’ll be on an unstoppable pace with a proper diet too. Here are the rest of the recommended poses for various health problems as applicable. 24. Laryngitis: Sun Salutations, the Shoulder stand and its counter pose. The Wheel pose. 25. Lethargy: Sun Salutations, Shoulder stand and its counter poses, the Wheel Pose and the Balancing Poses. 26. Menopause Disorders: Bow, Shoulder stand, Fish, Plough and Head to Knee Poses. 27. Menstrual disorders: Bow, Shoulder stand, Fish, Plough and Head to Knee Poses. 28. Nervousness: Shoulder stand and its counter-poses, Bow pose and Corpse pose 29. Ovarian …

Have a health Problem? Yoga can solve it. Part 2

This is part 2 of my series depicting the use of Yoga poses for alleviating health challenges and ailments. Do remember friends, Yoga works hand in hand with a proper diet. That can’t be overemphasized, so in learning these poses, keep in mind to learn how to improve your diet as well for success. Here we go: 11. Delaying Old Age: Sun Salutations, Shoulder-stand, Bridge Pose, Fish Pose, Wheel Pose, Abdominal lift and Breathing exercises. 12. Depression: Sun Salutations, shoulder stand and its counter pose, backward bending and balancing exercises. 13. Determination (lack of): Balancing exercises! 14. Diabetes: Head to Knee Poses (Sitting and Standing), Sun Salutations, Bow Pose. (Eat Lots of Celery and leafy vegetables and more Sub acid …

Benefits Of Salamba Sirasana

Salamba Sirasana is known as the king of asanas. As in any story the king and queen play different role, in the same manner the asanas also play a different role. The Queen of poses, the shoulder stand helps in the development of the right brain which comprises of stability and patience. Whereas, left brain triggers the brain by pushing through the walls of obscurity towards clear vision. You cannot master this asana in the first attempt. You have to learn it slowly and steadily without straining your neck and back. The presence of a yoga instructor would be the best thing to start off this asana. After many attempts and by the use of props like the wall you …

Benefits Of Salamba Sirasana

Salamba Sirasana is known as the king of asanas. As in any story the king and queen play different role, in the same manner the asanas also play a different role. The Queen of poses, the shoulder stand helps in the development of the right brain which comprises of stability and patience. Whereas, left brain triggers the brain by pushing through the walls of obscurity towards clear vision. You cannot master this asana in the first attempt. You have to learn it slowly and steadily without straining your neck and back. The presence of a yoga instructor would be the best thing to start off this asana. After many attempts and by the use of props like the wall you …