Namaskarasana is very specially helpful for women preparing for birth. It is also thought to improve both balance and concentration.
Namaskarasana is believed to stimulate the root (muladhara) chakra at the base of the spine, which can help the yogi to feel more grounded.
How to back bend in Namaskaram:
• Stand straight with both legs shoulder width apart
• Join hands and begin to bend backward slowly
• After reaching a limit where your back allows, hold the position
• Take a few breaths in the position
• Then slowly come back to the standing position
Nature is the best place to practice *YOGA* and specially my favourite amidst. It is so enchanting to go out in open, so close to the nature. I belong from the city of lakes ‘UDAIPUR’ also known as the ‘Venice of East’ is an extra blessing to me being a Yogini. It feels so awakening and stilling in the mind to hear soft chirpings of the morning birds, to look around the beautiful ‘Aravali Hills’ , to feel the cool breeze at the dawn. Every single breath inhaled is a kind of natural meditation you’re going through. All the hustle bustles going on the mind settles at the glace of the nature. It is like a no medicine therapy with full proof results and no side effects.
Special note to the reader: Hey beautiful soul you must try the nature once. Who knows what you feel out of it.
I was walking out of my college library and somebody jut asked that do I write yoga blogs. I said yes, I do ; she said they are cute “ache likhti ho”!
‘Thank you’ I said.
That small compliment made me feel like to write more often and probably it will improve my skills in writing blogs. I prefer writing simple, short and to the point blogs. It directly reaches out to the reader. Anyways I am glad somebody reads my short and sweet stuff.
And here’s another glimpse of my yoga poses. I took these when I was coming back from UBESHWAR (a beautiful place where there is lord Shiva’s temple). On the way back I saw a partially made home out of stones. It was on a small hill, was green and pretty all around so I thought of grabbing the opportunity and clicked some. So here’s one more from that day.
Scrawling down my Instagram feed I once saw this pose, it seemed real beautiful and I tried doing it the moment itself but could not. Slipping down to floor I realised things that may seem easy, look easy may actually be not the same. And then that is how I started figuring out poses and asanas that are immensely beautiful to look at yet quite difficult to perform.
With this I went on with regular trial of doing the Goddess pose and here I am with it. In beginning for doing the goddess pose you need to strengthen the inner thighs and the calf muscles in order to withstand the whole body weight on you toes and legs. Slowly and gradually over a period of practice you will achieve the target "Goddess pose".
If you wish to conquer the goddess in you try and do the pose. You can definitely click a picture and send it to me.
It is a type of backward bending asana. It helps stretch your abdomen, thorax, thigh, ankles, throat and groin.
How to do camel pose (ustrasana)
- Kneel on the yoga mat and place your hands on the hips.
- Your knees should be in line with the shoulders and the sole of your feet should be facing the ceiling.
- As you inhale, draw in your tail-bone towards the pubis as if being pulled from the navel.
- Simultaneously, arch your back and slide your palms over your feet till the arms are straight.
- Do not strain or flex your neck but keep it in a neutral position.
- Stay in this posture for a couple of breaths.
- Breathe out and slowly come back to the initial pose. Withdraw your hands and bring them back to your hips as you straighten up.
Benefits of the Camel Pose (Ustrasana)
- Improves digestion
- Stretches and opens the front of the body. It also strengthens the back and shoulders
- Relieves the body of lower back ache
- Improves flexibility of the spine and also improves posture
- Helps overcome menstrual discomfort
Contraindications of the Camel Pose (ustrasana)
Back injury or neck injury, high or low blood pressure: Perform this pose only with the supervision of an experienced teacher.