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The beautiful anatomy activation in Virabhadrasana III pose

Virabhadrasana III in Sanskrit, also known as Warrior 3, is named after the fierce warrior, Virabhadra. It is an intermediate balancing pose in yoga with dynamic standing posture. It requires a lot of focus to maintain a deliberate balance and all the muscles throughout the entire body such as the

Anatomy : Chair Pose

Utkatasana – Chair or Fierce Pose. Utkata means Fierce, powerful in Sanskrit. However, it’s commonly known as chair pose as it’s resemble the action and shape of sitting on a chair. Utkatasana activates the largest muscles in your body. It’s engaged the core and improving your thigh strength. Muscles around

Asanas that Help to Restore Flexion-Relaxation Response in Erector Spinae

The erector spinae muscle group, or also known as lumbar extensors, consists of 3 muscles: spinalis (medial), longissimus (central) and illiocostalis (lateral), extending vertically up the back starting near the sacrum, lying on each side of the vertebral column ((Erector spinae, 2022). Spinalis and longissimus are each further split into

The Anatomy of Urdha Mukha Svanasana

Urdha = upward Mukha = facing Svanasana = dog pose This backbend pose works to a great extend on the arms and shoulders strength. It requires the engagement of the hip flexor, gluteus, pelvic floor muscles, psoas, abdominal muscles, triceps and biceps. This pose is similar to Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose).

Analysis of Halasana

Halasana also known as the plough pose.Hala meaning “Plough” and Asana = “posture”. It is can also be called a forward bend while lying on your back which helps to strength the spine and make it more flexible. It is usually done as a continuation of Sarvangasana (shoulder stand). Benefits

Finding length in arm balances

“Lengthen your spine!”   A common cue in any yoga class, it almost reminds you of your mum yelling at you to stop slouching when you were a kid. Elliot showing us how to sit tall. When we think of asanas involving the spine, top of mind are forward folds

Breathe, right now. Breathe right, now.

via GIPHY Inhale deeeeeep. Exhale. Breathing is so important in yoga (and actually almost all kinds of sports). However, what sets yoga apart from other sports is the correlation between the breath and movement. The breath guides your movement and sets the pace; every inhalation and exhalation is synchronised with

Why you can’t do Reverse Prayer if you have BIG muscles

Reverse prayer, also otherwise known as Penguin Pose or Pashchima Namaskarasana. It helps to improve flexibility in the shoulders, arms, wrists, chest and back. Supposedly easy to learn, and quick to do – for most. However for some, it looks like they have to pop their arms out to achieve

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