Monday, January 19, 2009

2. Yogamudra:

Sit erect in padmasana (Lotus posture). Fold your hands begind your back, holding your left wrist with the right hand. Take a deep breath. While exhaling, bend forward slowly keeping your hands on your back. Bring your face downwards until your nose and forehead touch the floor. While inhaling, slowly rise back to the upright position. The practise of this asana tones the nervous system, builds up powerful abdominal nad strengthens the pelvic organs. It helps pep up digestion, boosts the appetite and removes constipation.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

1. Shavasana

(Dead body pose) Lie flat on your back, feet comfortably apart, arms and hands extended about six inches from the body, palms upwards and fingers half-folded, Close your eyes. Begin by consciously and gradually relaxing every partand each muscle of the body-feet, legs, calves, knees, thighs, abdomen, hips, back, hands, arms, chest, shoulders, neck, head and face, Relax completely feelings as if your whole body is lifeless. Now concentrate on breathing rhythmically, asslowly and effortlessly as possible.
This creates a state of complete relaxation. Remain motionless in this position, relinquishing all resposibilities and worries for 10 to 15 minutes. Discontinue the xercise when your legs grow numb. This asana relaxes be perfomed at the beginning and at the end of the daily round of yogic asanas.

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