Browsing Category : Standing asanas

Parshvakonasana – Extended side angle pose


Standing postures are grounding and help in centering. Parshvakonasana is one such standing pose which utilises most of the muscles in the body. Utthita – extended Parshva – side Kona – angle Asana – pose This pose is a regular in most classes. Be it Hatha, Vinyasa or Power Yoga classes, it is practised in the beginning of the class…

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Veerabhadrasana II – Warrior II


Whenever I practice Veerabhadrasana II, it’s not more than 30 seconds that my thighs start to tremor. Tremors are good, it is just weakness leaving your body. Such is the effect of this asana, strong and powerful. It is really a matter of will power as to how long you can hold this pose. Veerabhadrasana series is a staple in…

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Vrikshasana – Tree pose


Vrikshasana is derived from the Sanskrit word Vriksha which means tree. While doing this asana, it gives the true spirit of tree, thus getting the name Vrikshasana. This posture replicates the graceful, steady stance of a tree. The leg that you are standing on looks like a trunk rooted to the ground with arms and the other leg and the…

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Padahastasana – Hand to foot pose


Padahastasana is a standing forward bend. It is the third and tenth step in Surya Namaskara. This is a primary stretching pose. It stretches the thigh, calf muscles and also the spine. Pada – foot Hasta – hand Asana – posture Hence, Padahastasana means a posture where the feet are touched by the hands. This pose could be challenging for…

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