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5 yoga poses to relieve acidity

It is believed that a vast number of diseases today result from our negligence toward what we eat, how we eat, when and in what amount we eat. One of the most common ailments that affect us is a form of indigestion called acidity where gastric juices are over-produced in our stomach. Here are 5 yoga poses that will help relieve acidity.

 

Halasana or Plough Pose:

Hala means Plow and Asana means Pose. So it is also named as plow pose. Halasana rejuvenate the inner parts of your body and make it healthy again. This pose gives flexibility to spine as well as strengthens the back muscles. Halasana is one of advanced yoga pose, simple to practice and contains lots of benefits. If you practice halasana regularly then you completely avoid lifestyle diseases like diabetes, obesity, constipation, stomach disorders, blood pressure and menstrual disorders.

 

Pavanamuktasana:

Pavanamuktasana knows as Wind Removing Pose, which is beneficial for Gas Problems and Poor Digestion. It is a yoga pose in which the body is positioned in a supine position. Regular practice of  Pavanamuktasana help to stimulate bowel movement which is very necessary for removing waste material. Yoga Instructor Keerthana from Rutland Gate Studio shows us how to do Pavanamuktasana (Wind Removing Pose).

 

Setubandhasana or Bridge Pose:

In sanskrit ‘Bridge’ means ‘Setu’, ‘Bandha’ means ‘Lock’ and ‘Asana’ means ‘Pose’. The poses look like the shape of the bridge, so this pose is called as bridge pose. This rejuvenating backbend will open your chest up and keep your spine flexible. Setu Bandhasana will also help to prepare you for more intense backbends. Basically this pose is effective in relaxing the body and reducing stress. Today in ‘Yoga and You’ Dhivya from Dhivyam Yoga shows us how to do this Bridge Pose – Setu Bandhasana.

 

Vajrasana:

‘Vajra’ meaning thunderbolt or diamond is a pose (asana) with the calves beneath the thighs. The first toe of both the feet touch each other and sit erect. This asana helps in digestive issues like constipation. It also strengthens the muscles of the legs and the back.

 

Ustrasana:

Camel Pose (Ustrasana) is a backbending yoga posture that opens the entire front side of the body. It is an intermediate level back-bending yoga posture known to open Anahata (Heart chakra). This yoga posture adds flexibility and strength to the body and also helps in improving digestion. Today in ‘Yoga and You’ Dhivya from Dhivyam Yoga shows us how to do Camel Pose (Ustrasana).

 

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How to do Ardha Matsyendrasana – Sitting Half Spinal Twist

Ardha Matsyendrasana usually appears as a seated spinal twist with many variations, and is one of the twelve basic asanas in many systems of Hatha Yoga. This is one of the few poses in the Basic Session that rotates the spine. Most bend the spinal column either backward or forward, but to become truly flexible it must be twisted laterally as well. The movement also tones the spinal nerves and ligaments, and improves the digestion. Dhivya from Dhivyam Yoga shows us how to do this simple Ardha Matsyendrasana – Sitting Half Spinal Twist.

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Simple Yoga sequence to manage Migraines

Migraine is a neurological disorder that causes recurring headaches ranging from moderate to high intensity. Yoga is a side-effect free method to fight migraine. Today in ‘Yoga and You’ Rohini Manohar from Chennai Yoga Studio shows us simple sequence for migraine. Practising this simple yoga sequence for a few minutes everyday will help you to manage your Migraine problem.

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How to do Dolphin Pose – Ardha Pincha Mayurasana

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.

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How to do Extended puppy pose – Uttana Shishosana

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.

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How to do Revolved Chair Pose

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.

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How to do Chair Pose – Utkatasana

Chair Pose — Utkatasana is a standing yoga posture that tones the entire body, particularly the thighs! The positioning of this asana is just like sitting on a chair except that you need to balance yourself without the use of a chair. This asana increases strength, balance and stability. Today in ‘Yoga and You’ Dhivya from Dhivyam Yoga shows us how to do this Chair Pose – Utkatasana.