Yoga Articles

Bhujangasana and Urdhva Mukha Svanasana

I have started my Yoga Journey with Tirisula. While I had been learning many poses I found some poses which are very engaging. These poses has variation and a small change in the pattern makes a big difference. I would like to write about one such variation of poses which

Uttanasana

The Magic of Standing Forward Bend I think most of us experienced a friend of ours asking to perform an asana when they first hearing that we are practicing yoga. At most circumstances, I would quietly fold myself forward to a standing forward bend (in Sanskrit, uttanasana) and surprisingly, this

The application of the Cat and Cow Pose

The Cat and Cow Pose is a perfect beginner yoga pose if you are looking to warm up your spine and abdomen. The simple step-by-step instructions would be to to start in “tabletop” position (palms and knees aligned, shoulder distant apart). Center your head in a neutral position, eyes gazing

Hypermobility in Yoga

Have you ever wondered how are some people so naturally flexible? They can walk into a yoga class and without warming up go into a full forward fold. These people may be hypermobile. While they can perform asanas that require flexibility effortlessly, they are also at risk of injuring themselves.

ANATOMY- ILIOCOSTALIS

Class batch: RYT200hrs, P/T, Apr – Jun 2017 Project title: Anatomy Project theme: Iliocostalis Project by: Andre Neo Tai Chin I’ve practiced Wall Rope Yoga all along. I was told to ‘Drop down and let go my body’ at the side as one of the poses in Wall Rope Yoga.

Tension & Compression

Some yoga postures are designed to beneficially stress the joints of the body to stimulate their strength and flexibility. There are two fundamentally different types of stress: tension and compression. Yogis should learn the difference between the two. Tension is the familiar sensation of tissues being stretched. Compression is the

Yoga, Sama and the Spine

Spine in sama is when the spine is in line and taking its natural curve. The spine needs to be practice towards the state of sama as the “conditioned” spine is not yet there. So what is sama and what are the natural curves of the spine? The meaning of

UTTANASANA (Deep standing forward bend)

Meaning: Intense stretch –  This is one of the poses within the sun salutation sequence Dristi: Nosetip Preparation poses: 1)   Paschimottanasana  (West posterior stretch pose) 2)   Ardha Uttanasana (Standing half forward bend) 3)   Forward bend leaning on a chair 4)   Uttanasana with knees bent, then slowly engage quads to straighten

Anatomy and asana – Vriksasana (Tree pose)

The tree pose is one of the first pose that drawn me into yoga. Although it is not part of the Asthanga serie, it is an emblematic pose worth noting and exploring. I appreciate the contrast of strength and balance which is needed to hold the pose and the gracefulness

Meniscus and lotus pose

Knee pain problem is very common especially for marathon runners &  elderly people. Of course, there are also other groups of people which I did not mention here. Majority of the people complaint about the pain in their knee which is the medial side of the knee. However, there are a minority

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