Wednesday, November 2, 2011


  • Question:-How to do Padangushthasprashasan?and also where a picture of this asana is on this web?
    This is a yoga asana ,which is a good postnatal exercise.

    Answer:-Is this the asana you refer to:

  • Question:-What is the yoga asana that looks like crow but with legs folded in lotus?
    And a link to a how-to video would help also.
    Yep, Urdhva Kukkutasana looks like it.
    (altho I thought kakasana is crow, with legs across the triceps, and bakasana is crane with knees in the armpits)

    Answer:-The "Baka" in Bakasana translates to crane (the bird, not construction device), but many do call it crow pose.

    I'm guessing you likely are referring to Urdhva Kukkutasana.
    Urdhva = Upward
    Kukkuta = cock/rooster

    An instruction article:

    If you search on youtube by "Urdhva Kukkutasana", there are several 'demo' videos, but there didn't appear to be any actual instructional videos.

  • Question:-What is the definitive yoga text for asana sequences?
    i have light on yoga which is excellent for poses and does have some posture sequences but i am looking for a text that goes through different sequences that are often taught in classes. i am not opposed to the ashtanga sequences and might like a text on those but am just looking for whats out there. thank you

  • Question:-where do you buy asana wellness products in US?
    where can i buy asana wellness dark circle remover in the US?

    Answer:-Hiya Bonnie, LOL-- well you got me on that one but i would look on the net someone is bound to be selling the product your looking for
  • Question:-Trying to locate the website address for nutritional supplements by a home base company call Asana or Assana?
    home based company, they offer nutritional supplements and other helath products

    Answer:-Do you mean Usana?
  • Question:-Yoga Experts: Is the fish in the fish asana supposed to look dead?
    When the head is back and the belly is up, it looks a little like a dead fish floating on top of the water. Is that intentional? It doesn't really seem like a healthy pose....seems a little morbid to me!
    And I already practice yoga, so no concern about that!

    Answer:-You could try here for more help with that.
  • Question:-Is the Triangle Pose, a yoga asana or posture, easy to do? How do you do it?

    Answer:-Trikonasana - the Triangle

    Stretches the spine, opens the torso, improves balance and concentration.

    Start with your spread 3-4 feet apart, feet parallel. Turn your left foot 90 degrees to the left and your right foot about 45 degrees inward. Inhale and raise both arms so they're parallel with the floor. Exhale, turn your head to the left and look down your left arm toward your outstretched fingers. Check that your left knee is aligned with your left ankle. Take a deep breath and stretch outward to the left, tilting the left hip down and the right hip up. When you've stretched as far as you can, pivot your arms, letting your left hand reach down and come to rest against the inside of your calf, while your right arms points straight up. Turn and look up at your right hand. Breathe deeply for several breaths. Inhale, and straighten up. Exhale, lower your arms. Put your hands on your hips and pivot on your heels, bringing your feet to face front. Repeat the posture on the other side.
  • Question:-In yoga health, how would you perform a Bhujanga Asana? What are its benefits? How often to practice?

    Answer:-The benefits of Bhujanga Asana are numerous. It activates the whole abdominal area. The pancreas, liver and other organs of the digestive system are strengthened and normalized if there are some minor problems. It is regarded as one of the best asanas to cure constipation, indigestion, wind troubles, stomach ache and other disorders in the abdomen. It also makes the spine flexible, thus correcting backache. Menstrual problems are also corrected.

    How to perform:
    1.Lie on the stomach. Breathe normally.
    2.Straighten the head and tilt it slightly backward.
    3.Inhaling slowly, raise the head and chest upwards that you’re the navel is on the floor. In this position, both legs should be fully stretched and kept tightly together.
    4.Then look up and hold your breath for six to eight seconds.
    5.After the 6 or 8 seconds, start exhaling and lowering the head towards the floor and let the head rest on any cheek.
    6.Now let the body relax and rest for 6 seconds.
    7.After rest, repeat the process.
    Daily Practice: Repeat it only four times a day.
  • Question:-What are the physical benefits of doing the yoga posture hal asana?

    Also known as the Plow Pose

    Answer:-According to Iyengar, halasana will help to relieve tightness in the shoulders and elbows. It also sends extra blood into the spine to help relieve back aches. It is cleansing for the abdominal organs and helps with gas pain. He also reccomends it for those who suffer from high blood pressure.

    The Yoga Journal website says halasana is good for stimulating the abdominal organs and thyroid, for relieving symptoms of menopause, and for stretching the shoulders and spine. They also say it calms the brain and relieves stress and fatigue as well as being therapeutic for backache, headache, infertility, insomnia, and sinusitis.

    This is definitely a pose best practiced under the guidance of a teacher the first couple of times you do it-- so you can be sure you're practicing it properly and avoid injury.

  • Question:-Please explain briefly how to perform a pawanmukta asana? What are its benefits if you practice it?

    Answer:-These are the steps in doing a pawanmukta asana:

    1.Stand up on the floor. Keep both hands hanging down and look straight.
    2.Lift one knee up toward the chest.
    3.Put the same side hand on the ankle and the other hand on the knee.
    4.Pull the knee towards the chess without any pull on the ankle.
    5.Stand firmly on the other leg, keeping quite straight.
    6.Stay in that position for six to eight seconds, then release the knee and put the foot on the floor.
    7.Rest for six seconds and repeat the process with the other leg.
    8.Do it 6 to 8 times daily.

    Those who feel unable to perform it standing up, you may do it lying on the back. The method of practice is the same. There is much flexibility in doing this asana while lying down.

    This asana activates the pancreas and other organs of the abdomen and is best to correct wind trouble and acidity and gas formation and loosens the hip-joints. It also cures constipation.

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