Asanas

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1 ABDOMINAL TWIST (Jathara Parivartanasana)
2 BALANCING CAT
3 BRIDGE POSE (Setubandhasana)
4 CAMEL POSE (Ushtrasana)
5 CAT STRETCH (Marjariasana - Bitilasana)
6 CHILD'S POSE (Balasana)
7 COBRA POSE (Bhujangasana)
8 CORPSE POSE (Shavasana)
9 COW FACE (Gomukhasana)
10 DOLPHIN POSE
11 DOWNWARD-FACING DOG (Adho Mukha Shvanasana)
12 EAGLE POSE (Garudasana)
13 ENERGY FREEING POSE (Apanasana)
14 EXTENDED TRIANGLE POSE(Utthita Trikonasana)
15 FISH POSE (Matsyasana)
16 HALF BOAT POSE (Ardha Navasana)
17 HALF SPINAL TWIST (Ardha Marichyasana)
18 LOCUST POSE (Shalabhasana)
19 MOUNTAIN POSE (Tadasana)
20 ONE-LEGGED PIGEON POSE (Eka Pada Kapotasana)
21 PLANK POSE (Chaturanga Dandasana)
22 POWERFUL POSE (Utkatasana)
23 RECLINING BOUND ANGLE (Supta Baddha Konasana)
24 SIDE STRETCH POSE (Parshvottanasana)
25 STANDING FORWARD BEND (Uttanasana)
26 SUPPORTED SHOULDERSTAND (Salamba Sarvangasana)
27 TREE POSE (Vrkshasana)
28 UPWARD STRETCHED LEGS (Urdhva Prasarita Padasana)
29 WARRIOR I POSE (Virabhadrasana I)
30 WARRIOR II POSE (Virabhadrasana II)
31 WEST STRETCH POSE (Pashchimottanasana)
32 WIDE-LEGGED FORWARD BEND (Prasarita Padottanasana)

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Pranayama

  • Cooling Breath (Sheetali Pranayama )       Contraindications: Low blood pressure, chronic constipation, respiratory disorders. How to perform: Sit comfortably, keep the eyes gently closed and relax the whole body. Stick your...
  • Alternate nostril breathing (Nadi Shodhana) The practice of nadi shodhana (alternate nostril breath) restores, equalizes and balances the flow of prana in the body. The word shodhana means to cleanse or purify, the word nadi refers to the network...
  • Victorious breath (Ujjayi breath) Ujjayi in Sanskrit means "victorious”,  and it comes from two words: ud  that meaning "bondage" and ji which is translated as "conquering", therefore ujjayi is the breath which gives freedom from...
  • About Pranayama We can live without eating for some weeks, without drinking for some days, but without breathing only for a few minutes. Breath is life, however most people rarely or never pay any attention...

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