Yoga is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India. Yoga is one of the six orthodox schools of Hindu philosophical traditions. There is a broad variety of yoga schools, practices, and goals in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism.
Yoga is a mind and body practice with a 5,000-year history in ancient Indian philosophy. Various styles of yoga combine physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation or relaxation.
The Devotees Since Swami Vivekananda first introduced yoga to the West more than a hundred years ago, and people has really used it for relaxation and other things.
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Dolphin Plank Pose
One of the most popular core-building exercises in yoga is Plank Pose, also known as High Push-Up Pose. Performing Plank with correct alignment, though, can be nearly impossible for those with wrist pain or carpal tunnel syndrome. This variation, called “Dolphin Plank,” is done on the forearms, which takes the pressure off the wrists while providing all of the benefits of Plank Pose.
Plank Pose is a major component of Sun Salutations, which are performed several times during Ashtanga, Vinyasa, and Power Yoga classes. For those whose wrists are sore from sports, weight-lifting, computer work, or other repetitive activities, Dolphin Plank can be a great modification to any yoga class that includes Sun Salutations!
Benefits of Dolphin Plank
Dolphin Plank builds strength through resistance of your body’s weight, which helps to increase bone density. This pose strengthens the arms, legs, and core muscles, including the abdomen, chest, and low back.
It also strengthens the muscles around the spine, which helps to improve posture. In addition, Dolphin Plank stretches the shoulders, hamstrings, calves, and feet.
Start by lying on your belly on your mat. Keep your arms at your side as you lift your upper body off of the floor.
Raise your arms and squeeze your shoulder blades together. Keep your head facing forward as you hold the position for 30 seconds.
Release the position slowly to avoid straining your back. The essential thing to remember about yoga is that you must do the poses correctly in order to avoid injury.
The locust pose is an excellent way to build strength in your back to support your core muscles. It can also provide some welcome lower back pain relief.
Wide-Legged Forward Bend
How often have you heard people say, “I can’t do yoga—I can’t even touch my toes”? What they don’t realize is that yoga isn’t about touching your toes or achieving any other goal; it’s about learning to skillfully move your body through its appropriate range of motion. When you practice Prasarita Padottanasana (Wide-Legged Standing Forward Bend), the aim is to fold forward from the hips so that you can stretch your hamstrings without straining your back. It doesn’t matter how close you get to the ground. What matters is that you learn to stabilize your legs and your spine while you bend forward.
Learning to work this way will likely save you from back pain and strain down the line. Consider this: You fold forward from standing all the time in daily life—to pick something up from the floor, for example—and since you do it so often, it can be challenging to do it with full attention. But if you’re not aware, you’ll likely round your back when you bend forward. Over time, this can overstretch and destabilize, or create strain in, the lower back.
When you do Prasarita Padottanasana mindfully, it stretches your hamstrings, calves, and hips; strengthens your feet, ankles, and legs; and builds awareness of how to protect your lower back. This pose is also a mild inversion, as it lowers your head and heart below your hips. The combination of the inverted shape and the forward fold tends to bring a wonderful feeling of calmness. Finally, this pose will build strength in your shoulders and upper back, and it will give length and ease to your neck muscles.
If you have tight hamstrings or hips, this pose will require a bit more skill and patience. Tight hamstrings will make it difficult for you to fold very far before your lower back begins to round. If this happens to you, bend your knees slightly to ease the stretch on your hamstrings so that you can keep your low back long and fold forward from your hip joints. Or you can choose to not go all the way to the floor: Place blocks under your hands to lift the floor to you.
Lord of the Dance Pose
This yoga has a very different technique just like others and can help you loose weight if you follow the instructions in the video.
Stand tall with your weight evenly balanced. Then, shift it to the right as you bring your left leg behind you.
Tilt forward as you reach back with your left hand to get a hold of your left foot. Extend your right arm forward in front of you, holding the position for 10 seconds or more before switching to the other side.
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 humanity fight against demons. The word is usually rendered into English as “eagle”, though the name literally means “devourer”, because Garuda was originally identified with the “all-consuming fire of the sun’s rays”.
Eagle pose packs a lot of benefits into one move. It will test your balance and endurance while improving flexibility in your upper and lower body.
Begin by standing tall with your arms extended in front of you. Then, cross your right arm over your left as you bend your elbows toward your body.
At the same time, place your left foot around your right ankle so that you’re balancing on your right foot. Hold for at least 15 seconds, then switch to the other side.
Chair Pose, Fierce Pose, Hazardous Pose Lightning Bolt Pose, Wild Pose in which the knees are hips-width apart, the knees are bent, hips are back, chest is forward, and arms are above head, in line with the ears. The other possible etymology is ut+kati which means ‘high waist’ as suggested by madhav kayastha.
This pose is deceptively easy—until you try it. Begin by standing tall and raising your hands above your head.
Depending on your arm flexibility, you can keep them parallel or bring your palms together. Then, you will bend your knee until your thighs are as close to parallel to the floor as you get and hold for 30 seconds.
The name comes from the Sanskrit words nava meaning “boat” and asana meaning “posture” or “seat”. In its literal translation, “Boat Pose”, the body could be imagined to resemble a boat, entirely balanced on the buttocks.
Start by sitting on your mat with legs extended out in front of you. Then, prepare to get into the pose by placing your hands beside your hips and tilting yourself back onto your hip bones.
Next, bend your knees and slowly straighten them to a 45-degree angle as you extend your arms out in front of you with your palms facing. You can use a yoga strap around your feet if you have difficulty staying in the position.
Downward Dog Pose
Boat Pose (Navasana) was around long before the yoga world starting talking about core strength and dipping into the Pilates well for new variations on crunches and leg lifts.
Boat Pose builds abdominal and core strength. In addition to the abdominal muscles, it works the deep hip flexors. These muscles get lazy when you sit too much. It will also help you build your balance.
Warrior II Pose
This pose embodies the spirit of a warrior and conveys readiness, stability, and courage. I placeWarrior II after Trikonasana because it flows better biomechanically, according to the position of the pelvis. This creates continuity in the practice. In both Trikonasana and Warrior II, the pelvis faces relatively forward.
In Warriors I and III, it turns toward the front leg. The sequence used in this book illustrates a logical biomechanical progression: for example, readiness (Warrior II), preparing to launch (Warrior I), and launching forward (Warrior III).
Each of the warrior poses contains elements of simultaneous movement forward and backward, as well as ascent and descent. These potential movements impart a sense of anticipation of launching energetically forward.
Side Plank Pose
The side plank pose targets your oblique muscles. It will also strengthen your arms while engaging your core for balance.
Start in plank pose. Then, take your right hand off of the floor as you swing it upward and shift your weight to your left side.
This move isn’t the easiest of poses, but it’s one of the best yoga poses for the abs! Try to hold the position for 15 seconds before switching to the other side.