Naukasana

An asana where the body starts resembling a boat is called Naukasana. By doing Naukasana, the muscles of the waist, shoulders, thighs and hips become strong and flexible, reducing backaches and preve...

Ardhnaukasana

Ardha implies half and nauka implies boat. In English it is called half boat pose. This asana is effective in relieving back pain. The moment you do it, you feel better. As the hands and legs are rai...

Bhujangasana

In Sanskrit, “bhujanga” means serpent or snake and “asana” means pose; In English this asana is called cobra pose. This invigorating backbend was named such because Bhujangasana reflects the posture ...

Pawanmuktasana

This yoga pose, as its name suggests, is excellent for releasing abdominal gas. In this asana, the thighs put pressure directly on the stomach, because of which, apaan vayu situated in the large inte...

Setubandhasana

Setu Bandha or bridge pose gets its name from the Sanskrit words ‘Setu’, which means bridge, ‘Bandha’, which means lock, and ‘Asana’, which means pose. This pose resembles the structure of a bridge, ...

Nabhyasana

Nābhyāsana is a Sanskrit word referring to a type of posture used in Yoga.It is composed of the words nābhi (navel) and āsana (posture). Nabhyasana helps in reducing fat from the belly, improves the ...

Katichakrasana

This asana is very good for treating diabetes and obesity. As Katichakrasana puts pressure on the stomach, kidneys, liver, intestines, pancreas and rectum, it improves overall health and gives relief...

Uttanpadasana

Uttana padasana or Raised Legs Pose is an asana where a person lies supine with the legs, held together, raised straight upwards. Uttanpadasana strengthens and tones the muscles of the abdomen, thigh...

Ekpad Uttanasana

Ekpad Uttanasana gives sufficient exercise to the abdominal muscles. This asana is to be performed with one leg at a time and then changing it to other leg. This asana is beneficial in giving relief ...

Trikonasana

Trikonạ means triangle. Tri means three and kona is an angle. As the āsana resembles three arms triangles made by the trunk and the limbs, it has been named Trikonasana. Practicing this asana stretc...