The most extensive yoga pose library, with a vast collection of basic poses, advanced poses, seated and standing poses, twists, and bandha techniques. Yoga Journal's sequence builder lets you explore a wide variety of poses to incorporate into a routine. Poses are categorized by focus so you can narrow your practice towards an anatomic or therapeutic focus. You can also find poses to help cure common ailments and contraindications
Naukasana (Boat Posture) Lie down on your back. Raise the arms and head obliquely and keep the open palms close to each other and the thumbs intertwined. Now raise the legs up above the ground. Keep them stiff and held together. The palms and the feet should be at the same height from the ground(...)
Padaprasarna-sarvange-tulasana (Legs-stretched Balance Posture) Stretch the legs straight in front. Knees and heels should be kept together. Place the finger firmly on the ground on both sides near in. Remain in this posture for some time. Benefits:-Shoulders, arms and palms are strengthened. Circulation of blood quickens and the blood is thus purified.
Ekapadagrivasana (Foot-on-neck-Posture) Sit with your stretched legs straight in front of you. Bend your left knee inward and place the heel near the testicles. Take the right foot around the back and place it on the neck. Place the palms together. Keep the posture for some time. Repeat it on the reverse side too. Benefits:-Strengthens(...)
Sankochasana (Contraction Posture) Lie down on your left side and place the left foot on the right groin and the right foot on the ground near the left groin. Take your left hand to the back and bring it out on the right side. Take the right hand towards the left, encircling the right calf(...)
Khanjanasana (Bird Posture) Sit on the toes with the legs a little spart. Now, from inside around the legs intertwine the arms placing the hands on the instep and toes so that the knees are near the shoulders. Place the palms on the toes covering them with four fingers and the thumbs on the ground(...)
Dvihasta-ekapada-utthitasana (Palms-balancing Posture) Sit with your legs stretched in front. Place the left foot on the right groin. Bend the right leg and place it on the right shoulder. Fix your hands on the ground in such a way that your left ankle presses against the stomach. Then, raise up the body on the palms.(...)
Chandra-namaskarasana (Moon-salutation Posture) A sequence of twelve postures complete this pose. Those who like to practice with mantras under: 1. Om chandaray Namah 2. Om Somay Namah 3. Om Indave Namah 4. Om Nishakaray Namah 5. Om Kalabhritay Namah 6. Om Sudhadharay Namah 7. Om Nishapataye Namah 8. Om Shivashekharay Namah 9. Om Amritadidhitaye Namah(...)
Dysentery Dysentery is a disease of the intestines attended with frequent bloody and mucous stools. The patient does not feel hungry and feels weak. In the beginning, there are frequent stools marked by spasmodic pain in the stomach and passing of a white oily substance called mucous, but gradually the frequency of diarrheic stools increases.(...)
Eka-pada-Urdhwa-Nakul Asana (Leg-raised-mongoose Posture) Lie down on your abdomen. Placing both the palms just below the shoulders on the ground. Support the legs on the toes. Inhale and balance the whole body on hands and toes. Then raise the right foot as much as possible. While exhaling place right toes on the ground. Repeat it(...)
Padanamaskarasana (Back-rolling Posture) Sit down with sole placed together and held by the hands. Inhale and retain the breath. Now take your head back with a jerk along with the hands and feet to touch the ground with the head and posture of Namaskar, i.e. the head, hands and feet touching the ground in front(...)
Dvihastabadha-supta-ekkapadajanusparsh-asana (Knee-nose Posture) Lie down on your back. Inhale. Lock the elbows behind the head. Now bend the right leg and bring it over the chest; then, raising the head a little, touch the tip of the nose with the knee. All the while keep the left leg stretched on the ground. When exhaling, return(...)
Supta-ekapada-shirasana (Feet-pillow Posture) Sit with legs stretched. Place the left foot in the right groin and lie down on the back. Now place the right foot on the neck and take both arms under the waist and join them in such a way that the chest is pressed by the knees and the arms encircle(...)
Bakapadaprasarnasana (Knee-on-arms Posture) Stand erect. Bend forward from your waist and place palms on the ground. Put the knees on the respective elbows and balance the whole body on the hands. While maintaining this posture, release the right knee and stretch it backwards and touch the ground with the toes. Practise this posture with the(...)
Dvihasta-utthita-padaprasarnasana (Palms Balance Posture) Sit on your toes. Place the palms on the ground firmly between the legs. Now, raise the legs and put the lower part of the thigh on the respective arms so that the body is balanced on the palms. The feet should be about four feet apart. Benefits:-This posture cures all(...)
Chatakasana (Sky-lark Posture) Sit on the ground normally. Bend the left leg and place the heel under the perineum. Take your right leg back and stretch it fully on the ground. Spread the arms to the sides. Raise the face up towards the sky. Inhale and retain the breath. Benefits:-It removes weakness of waist, spinal(...)
Dvipada-nasa-gra-sparshasana (Toes-touching-nose Posture) Sit on the ground. Inhale and hold the breath. Hold the toes or soles with the hands and bring them towards the head. Lower the head a little and touch the toes with the nose-tip. While exhaling spread the legs on the ground. This posture may be done either with Pranayama or(...)
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