Manavata Yoga

Yogasana

Yoga an ancient but perfect science, deals with the evolution of humanity. It is integrated development of man: physical, mental and emotional. is a discipline that enables man to actualize his potential to the fullest extent through self-culture and self-education. It expounds certain techniques and methods that would enable man to have union with the self(the Divine).The constant practice of yoga helps in developing the virtues of humanity and peace of mind, which ultimately enable man to have a peaceful and cordial relationships with others.

Yogic Asanas are meant to tone up the internal organs of the body and to revitalize the working of the endocrine glands. On the other hand, physical exercise are meant to built muscles of the body. Yogic Asanas ensure better health, where as physical exercises provide good physique. However, Yogic Asanas and physical exercise can be practiced simultaneously.

Modern-day science confirms that the practice of yoga has tangible physical health benefits that include improve brain function and denser bones, as well as immune health, improved nervous system functioning and strength.

Yogasans are techniques to bring about very deepest to different parts of body. This is achieved by performing the postures.

Utrasana

Ustrasana is a deep backward bend from a kneeling position; the completed pose has the hands on the heels. The backs of the feet may be flat on the floor, or the toes may be tucked under for a slightly less strong backbend. The pose is one of the 26 asanas in the Bikram Yoga sequence.

Vrikshasana

Tree Pose or Vrikshasana is a basic balancing pose that we all need in our practice. It replicates the graceful, steady stance of a tree. This pose is a form of standing meditation which is something we all could use to clear our minds of useless negative thoughts. Unlike most yoga poses, the Tree Pose requires keeping our eyes open in order to maintain body balance. Vrksasana clarifies just how challenging it can be to stand on one leg.

Natarajasana

Natarajasana or Lord of the Dance Pose is an asana. Sanskrit: नटराजासन; Nata- Dance, Raja- King, Asana – Pose; Pronounced As – nut-ah-raj-AHS-anna Nataraja is one of the many names of Lord Shiva. It is his dancing avatar, through which his love for music, dance, and art is depicted. If this asana is done properly, it resembles one of the dancing poses of Lord Shiva. Take a look at everything this asana has to offer.

Parsakonasana

Parsvakonasana (Sanskrit: उत्थित पार्श्वकोणासन, utthita pārśvakoṇāsana), Extended Side Angle Pose, is an asana in modern yoga as exercise. It involves using many essential muscle groups: legs, ankles, groin, chest, lungs, shoulders, spine, and the abdomen.

Vajrasana

Vajrasana is the Sanskrit name for a seated yoga asana. This posture provides a deep stretch for the quadriceps and the tops of the feet, and is believed to assist in digestion. Vajrasana can be used as a transitional or resting pose between other asana, and it is often used as a posture for meditation.

Ustarasana

Ustrasana is a deep backward bend from a kneeling position; the completed pose has the hands on the heels. The backs of the feet may be flat on the floor, or the toes may be tucked under for a slightly less strong backbend. The pose is one of the 26 asanas in the Bikram Yoga sequence.

Sarvangasana

The word Sarvangasana had been taken from Sanskrit सर्वाङ्गासन. It is consisted of three words Sarv, Anga and Asana. The meaning of sarva is Entire; anga is Parts of the body and asana means yogic posture. In English, it is known as Shoulder stand yoga pose.

Sirshasana

Image result for Sirsasana description Salamba Shirshasana, often shortened to Shirshasana, or Yoga Headstand is an inverted asana in modern yoga as exercise; it was described as both an asana and a mudra in classical hatha yoga, under different names.

Sashankasana

The word Shashankasana has been derived from Sanskrit word shashank means ‘moon’. Hence, it is named as Moon pose. On the other hand, shash means hare and ank means lap, therefore, it is called as Hare pose or Rabbit pose. Shashankasana imitates Hare pose or Rabbit pose in the final stage, hence named as hare.

Padmasana

Lotus position or Padmasana is a cross-legged sitting meditation pose from ancient India, in which each foot is placed on the opposite thigh. The pose can be uncomfortable for people not used to sitting on the floor, and attempts to force the legs into position can injure the knees.

Bhujangasana

Bhujangasana or Cobra Pose is a reclining back-bending asana in hatha yoga and modern yoga as exercise. It is commonly performed in a cycle of asanas in Surya Namaskar (Salute to the Sun) as an alternative to Urdhva Mukha Svanasana (Upwards Dog Pose).

Dhanurasana

Dhanurasana is an intermediate level back bending yoga posture. Akarshana Dhanurasana is a yoga position that resembles to a bow stretched with an arrow ready to be shot. It is a sitting yoga position where the big toes are held by the hands and one of them is stretched towards the ear.

Halasana

Halasana or Plough pose, is an inverted asana in hatha yoga and modern yoga as exercise. Its variations include Karnapidasana with the knees by the ears, and Supta Konasana with the feet wide apart.

Ardha Matsyendrasana

Ardha Matsyendrasana (Half Lord of the Fishes Pose) is named after the great yogi Matsyendranath who founded Hatha Yoga. The English name, Half Lord of the Fishes Pose, comes from the Sanskrit words ‘ardha’ = ‘half’, ‘matsya’ = ‘fish’, ‘eendra’ = ‘king’. This yoga pose has other variations and can be referred as Half Spinal Twist Pose or Vakrasana (which means twist).

Trikonasana

Trikonasana or Utthita Trikonasana, [Extended] Triangle Pose is a standing asana in modern yoga as exercise. Variations include Baddha Trikonasana (bound triangle pose) and Parivrtta Trikonasana (revolved triangle pose).

Salabasana

Salabhasana, Shalabhasana, Locust pose, or Grasshopper pose is a reclining back-bending asana in modern yoga as exercise.

Matyasana

Matsyasana or Fish pose is a reclining back-bending asana in hatha yoga and modern yoga as exercise. It is commonly considered a counterasana to Sarvangasana, or shoulder stand, specifically within the context of the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Primary Series.

Padahasthasana

Padahastasana is a stretch pose that uses the strength of the body to stretch. Padahastasana is derived from the Sanskrit names pada which means foot, hasta which means hand and asana meaning pose. Padahastasana, therefore, translates to hand to feet pose in English.

Tadasana

Tadasana (Sanskrit: ताडासन; IAST: Tāḍāsana), Mountain Pose or Samasthiti (Sanskrit: समस्थिति; IAST: samasthitiḥ) is a standing asana in modern yoga as exercise; it is not described in medieval hatha yoga texts. It is the basis for several other standing asanas.