• 11 Uttana Padma Mayurasana with hortensia flowers

    9. November 2021 Svenja

    Uttana means an intense stretch, padma is a lotus and mayura a peacock. If you would like to support my work, I am thankful for your donation.

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  • 10 Kapotasana under tree

    8. November 2021 Svenja

    Kapota means dove or a pigeon.In this pose the chest expands and puffs out like that of a pouter pigeon, hence the name.Effects:The pose tones up the entire spinal region as the blood is made to circulate well round the spinal column. Since the pelvic region is stretched, the genital organs keep healthy.The diaphragm is…

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  • 9 Urdhva Dhanurasana with three birds

    8. November 2021 Svenja

    Urdhva means upwards.Dhanu means a bow.In this posture the body is arched back and supported on the palms and soles.Effects:This asana is the beginning of the advanced and difficult backbending poses. It tones the spine by stretching it fully and keeps the body alert and supple.The back feels strong and full of life. It strengthens…

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  • 8 Viparita Dandasana under the rain of flowers

    8. November 2021 Svenja

    Viparita means reverse or inverted.Danda means staff or rod, a symbol, authority or punishment as well as the body and its prostration.The Hindu devotee prostrates before the Lord lying flat upon the floor, face downwards with hands outstretched.The Yogi on the other hand prostrates himself in the graceful inverted arch. If you would like to…

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  • 7 Backbend under tree

    8. November 2021 Svenja

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  • 6 Chathuspadasana with flowers

    8. November 2021 Svenja

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  • 5 Yoga Mudrasana

    8. November 2021 Svenja

    This asana is especially useful to awakening Kundalini.Effects:Crossing the hands behind the back expands the chest and increases the range of shoulder movements. Yoga Mudrasana intensifies the peristaltic activity and pushes down the accumulated waste matter in the colon and thereby relieves constipation and increases digestive power. If you would like to support my work,…

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  • 4 Padangustha Dhanurasana

    8. November 2021 Svenja

    Pada means foot, Angustha means the big toe and dhanu bow. This is an intensified version of Dhanurasana. The body here resembles a taut bow from the shoulders to the knees. The legs from the knees to the toes and the extended arms over the head resemble the tightly drawn bow-string. If you would like…

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  • 3 Kurmasana and Supta Kurmasana

    8. November 2021 Svenja

    Kurma means a tortoise.The asana is dedicated to Kurma the Tortoise Incarnation of Vishnu, the maintainer of the universe. Many divine treasures had been lost in a universal flood including amrta (nectar) with which the gods preserved their youth. To retrieve the lost treasures the gods entered into an alliance with the demons and jointly…

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