a girl performing the Shiva pose in Yoga

The Shiva pose: Deconstruct and Master

Shiva Pose is a complex pose involving a lot of muscle groups. It requires a solid core and good amount of strength and flexibility in the lower half of the body. It is a blend of the Compass pose and the Reverse Table pose, both of which should be practiced before attempting Shiva. The Shiva pose engages the muscles of the back, the core, hips, … Continue reading The Shiva pose: Deconstruct and Master

Crow Pose VS. Crane Pose

Yoga has thousands of variations in its poses. The variations make sure that you have developed every single muscle in your body and not just the main groups. All the advanced practitioners spend their time with variations after having mastered the main poses. It may not be necessary to learn them all to call yourself a Yogi or Yogini. The Crow Pose and Crane Pose … Continue reading Crow Pose VS. Crane Pose

How should my first 30 Days of Yoga look like?

So you have just decided to start Yoga. The first 30 days of Yoga are critical. You want to develop a taste for Yoga that should last a lifetime. Everyone has their own reasons for starting and everyone starts at different levels. The first month should be spent getting your foundation rock solid, so you are free to progress mentally and physically. Hopefully you have … Continue reading How should my first 30 Days of Yoga look like?

3 Benefits of Downward Dog Pose (Adho Mukha Shvanasana)

Downward Dog pose is one of the basic yoga poses for developing upper body strength and core stability. It serves the purpose of preparing you for the the more difficult asanas down the road. At the bottom is a link for a routine with this pose for you to develop yoga flow. How to Come to your hands and knees with the wrists underneath the … Continue reading 3 Benefits of Downward Dog Pose (Adho Mukha Shvanasana)

3 benefits of Back-bends (Heart Openers)

If I had to choose one kind of yoga pose to do every single day, it would be a heart opener pose. You’ve probably heard yoga instructors throw around the term “heart opener” but let us understand first what does that really mean? what benefits do backbend have? Heart opening is really a less-intimidating term for a back-bend. Back-bending can sound scary at first. But the truth is, they come … Continue reading 3 benefits of Back-bends (Heart Openers)