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Breathing Practice To Cool The Body During Summer

Pranayama is a process of regulating and expanding prana (life force). Prana is life and it regulates and sustains life and all the vital functions of the body. By controlling pranic activity, all the physiological functions including body temperature can… Continue Reading →

How To Do Upward Plank Pose Or Purvottanasana – Shreyas Yoga Retreat

Meaning of the Purvottanasana Purva – Eastern (direction), Uttana – Intense Stretch. English Names: 1) Intense Stretch Of The East 2) Upward Plank Pose   How to do Purvottanasana (Intense Stretch Of The East or Upward Plank Pose)     Step 1. Exhale… Continue Reading →

Warming up Before Yoga Practice

WARMING UP BEFORE YOGA PRACTICE (Loosening Exercises) Before starting Yoga the body may not be warm and might feel particularly stiff. The idea of Loosening Exercises is that pre-exercise stretching reduces injuries; warming up of the body is a different… Continue Reading →

Wide Legged Forward Bend Yoga Pose – Part 2: Prasarita Padottanasana

This āsana has four different variations, referred to as A, B, C and D (please refer to the  previous  article for an understanding of Prasarita Padottanasana Part A  ) The variations of Prasarita Padottanasana are subtle but each variation provides different… Continue Reading →

Wide Legged Forward Bend Yoga Pose: Prasarita Padottanasana

Wide Legged Forward Bend Yoga Pose Traditional Name : Prasarita Padottanasana Prasarita – stretched out, expanded, spread, with outstretched limbs Pada – foot Ut – intense Tan – to stretch or extend Wide Legged Forward Bend Yoga āsana is traditionally a resting āsana, however it… Continue Reading →

Guidelines for Yoga Practices:

  Place of practice: Should be clean, quiet and well ventilated. There should be no dampness or bad smells. The area should be uncluttered with furniture and other objects. Try to use the same place every day to build up… Continue Reading →

Extended Side Angle Utthita Parsvakonasana Yoga Asana Explained

Utthita Parsvakonasana utthita = extended parsva = side, flank kona = angle Extended Side Angle Yoga Pose Utthita Pārsvakonāsana is a standing asana, which stretches and strengthens the entire body.  This āsana is one of the first asanas you will learn as a… Continue Reading →

Parivrtta Trikonasana – How To Do Revolved Triangle Pose and Benefits

Parivrtta Trikonasana – How To Do Revolved Triangle Pose and Its Benefits Parivṛtta Trikoṇāsana: a forward bend, twist and balancing posture. Parivṛtta – revolved, turned round or back Trikoṇa – triangle Par Āsana – pose   This āsana is a… Continue Reading →

Extended Triangle Yoga Pose Utthita Trikonasana Pose

Utthita Trikonāsana: Extended triangle pose Utthita – extended or stretched Tri – triangle Koṇa – angle Utthita Trikoṇāsana, Extended Triangle Pose Utthita Trikoṇāsana is one of the first standing poses you will be introduced to as a yoga student. It… Continue Reading →

Yoga For Back Pain Relief

Yoga For Back Pain Relief by Shreya’s Yoga Retreat Back pain is remarkably common. At any one time 30-40% of the population has back pain and between 80-90% experiences it sometime in their lives. The commonest type of back pain… Continue Reading →

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