Lizard Pose (Utthan Pristhasana) is a great stretch for the hip flexors, the hamstrings, and the quadriceps. Incorporating Lizard into your yoga practice can help to improve the flexibility of your hip ligaments and strengthen the muscles in your legs. Today in ‘Yoga and You’ Dhivya from Dhivyam Yoga shows us how to do Lizard Pose – Utthan Pristhasana.
Badhakonasana is also popularly known as the Butterfly Pose because of the movement of the legs during the posture, giving the appearance of a butterfly flapping its wings. Targeting primarily the legs, it is the perfect antidote to relax and stretch the muscles of the legs. This yoga pose will relax your body, mind and soul that will comfort your tired feet. Toda in ‘Yoga and You’ Dhivya from Dhivyam Yoga shows us how to do Butterfly Pose – Badhakonasana.
If you suffer from any wrist sensitivity due to carpal tunnel, arthritis, or injuries you might begin to wonder if you can still do yoga. To answer this question Rohini Manohar from Chennai Yoga Studio shows us the Simple Hands Free Yoga Sequence. Do watch the video and practice!
Sciatica refers to pain radiating along the sciatic nerve, which originates in the lower spine as a combination of several nerves from the low back region. The nerve branches from the spine to the left and right buttocks and then travels down the back of the legs, at about the middle of the thighs, to the feet.
Today in ‘Yoga and You’ Rohini Manohar from Chennai Yoga Studio shows a simple yoga sequence to sure Sciatic pain.
Dolphin Pose is very much similar to the Downward Facing Dog Pose, with the forearms lying on the ground instead of your palms.
Dolphin requires an open chest, shoulder girdle as well as willing hamstrings. Dolphin pose is one of those Asanas that help you set up your psyche and body for a full reversal. Dolphin Pose calms the brain and helps relieve stress and mild depression. It stretches the shoulders, hamstrings, calves and arches while strengthening the arms and legs. Today in ‘Yoga and You’ Dhivya from Dhivyam yoga shows us How to do Dolphin Pose – Ardha Pincha Mayurasana.
The extended puppy pose (uttana shishosana) is a simple beginner level yoga asana that soothes the mind and strengthens the spine.
Extended puppy pose is a similar asana to the familiar and restful child’s pose (balasana), but provides a greater stretch to the spine. This asana provides a beneficial stretch to the spine and shoulders, and offers a release to the neck. It is thought to be an excellent respite for chronic stress or tension in the shoulders and upper spine. Today in ‘Yoga and You’ Dhivya from Dhivyam Yoga shows us how to do Extended puppy pose – Uttana Shishosana.
Twisted chair pose is one of the best postures for detoxifying the body and building strength. The bent knees engages and builds strength in your quadriceps, and the twist is known for ringing out the toxins in the upper body.
From Chair with Prayer Hands, the upper body twists to one side with the heart opening towards the sky. The bottom elbow is on the outside of the opposite knee and the upper elbow reaches towards the sky. Gaze is towards the sky or to the earth if the neck is sensitive.