Chair Pose (Utkatasana)

Day 4 of 🎉•| #yogaforbeginners |•

#4 Chair pose (utkatasna)

How to get into Chair pose • Stand erect on the floor.

• Raise hands up and lift the body, stand on toes.

• Slowly bend knees and bend down to sit in a chair like position, with hands in front.

Benefits of Chair pose(utkat asana)

•Tones the leg muscles excellently.

•Strengthens hip flexors, ankles, calves, and back.

•Stretches chest and shoulders.

•Reduces symptoms of flat feet.

•Stimulates the heart, diaphragm, and abdominal organs.

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Size “S”

An open letter to young blooming minds…..

It’s not about being 36-24-36, It’s not about fitting in S sizes, It’s definitely not about being just slim; now is the time to be healthy and not just slim. It is time to be strong and not just have pumped up muscles. It is time to be endured rather than just lifting weights. It is time to gain flexibility rather than just shape.

Being a yoga instructor I have only come across people who come to me and say ‘ पतला कर दीजिए’

Some people tell me you yourself are so chubby! How do you teach yoga? 🧘‍♀️

At that point of moment I realise we are running in a such a great speed but I must say in a wrong direction!

Yoga doesn’t have any set barriers which prevents you from doing it, or doesn’t ask for any eligibilities or some specific kind of form!!!!!

No books of yoga no scriptures of ours and not even the oldest yoga gurus say that you need to be SLIM to an instructor or practice yoga.

And specially today I would like all of you to know that I honestly want to break this hypothesis of people defining beauty as Slim and Tall and what not.

Like we have always studied in chemistry that some reactions have by products at the end. Weight loss is a by product of YOGA and not the ultimate goal of it.

Yoga would help you rejuvenate your lives, would work on your outer as well inner body, your mind and definitely grant you a better and a positive mind and body to reside. 😊

Let us all focus on being healthy inside out and not just our physical appearances.

In the end I would just like to say to the reader that you are a beautiful soul and from deep within my heart I pray that you have a healthy and a peaceful mind and body which definitely make life of yours a much beautiful one.

A yoga​ Guru desires nothing from you except your well-being and progress on the path! 😊

Namaskaram

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

Tadasana (Mountain pose)

Day three of 🎉 •| #yogaforbegginers |•

How to get into Tadasana:

• Stand erect on the floor keeping the foot close to each other.

• Raise up both the hands over the head with deep inhalation.

• Hold the position and take 8-10 breaths in the same.

VARIATION- You can even stand on your toes while lifting the hands.

Benefits of Tadasana:

• It helps improves posture

• It strengthens thighs, knees, and ankles

• Increases awareness

• Steadies breathing

• Increases strength, power, and mobility in the feet, legs, hips and all over the legs

• Firms abdomen and buttocks

• Relieves sciatica

• Reduces flat foot

• Develops strength and flexibility simultaneously, especially in the spine

• Relieves tension, aches, and pains throughout the body

• Improves blood circulation

• Encourages healthy digestion and elimination

• Leaves you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated

• Expels dullness and depression

• Harmonizes the body and mind

• Increases energy and enthusiasm

Amidst Nature

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.

Side Bending!!!

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.

Experience!

Spent the whole day volunteering for the Art of living Happiness workshop. It like being in bliss for each and every second. A YOGI just doing yogasanas is incomplete without pranayama, meditation and sadhna.

All the other halves in a yogi’s life which I missed is given to me by my Guru’s grace 😇

And not just one have got many beautiful teacher and guides on this path of mine who have always given me endless learnings, experiences and opportunities.

Here’s my heart fed gratitude to the 4 pillars of my life:

My mother, my father and my two yoga gurus.