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Pavanamuktasan or Wind Relieving Pose - Steps and Benefits

Pavanamuktasan means Wind Relieving Pose. It is beneficial to release the gases that are generated in the stomach, intestine etc. Human body has an intestine with a huge length, so it is obvious that gases gets generated in it and which is very painful sometimes to human being. Yoga has such an easy asana (pose) that gives us relief from such type of gases in the intestine. So, it is called as Pavan means Gas, Mukta means Relief and Asana means Pose. We are going to learn Steps and Benefits of Pavanamuktasan or Wind Relieving Pose.

Steps of Pavanamuktasan (Wind Relieving Pose) – Lie down on the back and keep your legs straight. Now, relax your body for few seconds.
Keep your palms on the floor.
Now, Inhale and slowly try to lift your both the legs till 135 degree angle.
In the initial stages, you may feel some stretch to upper body from waist. But after some days of practice it will be easy to do this easily.
Precautions to take before doing Pavanamuktasan (Wind Relieving Pose) –…

Ushtrasan or Camel pose - Steps and Benefits

Ushtrasan means Camel pose. Ushtra means Camel and asan means pose. There are two methods to do this asana. Camel Pose mentioned in Gherand sanhita is different than that mentioned in Patanjal method. We are going to explain here method mentioned in Patanjal. We are going to learn Steps and Benefits of Ushtrasanor Camel pose.

Steps of Ushtrasan (Camel pose) – First of all, kneel down on the floor and place your hands on your hips. Relax your body for few seconds.
Try to keep your knees and shoulders in the same line, also keep the soles of your feet facing to the ceiling.
Now, Inhale and draw your tailbone in towards your pubis.
While doing that, arch your back. Gently slide your palms over your feet and straighten your arms.
Keep your neck in a neutral position. It should not be strained.
Also, keep your mouth shut.
Try to be in same position for few seconds.
Precautions to take before doing of Ushtrasan (Camel pose) – Do this asana with an empty stomach. Don’t eat anything, 3-4 h…

Dhanurasan or Bow pose - Steps and Benefits

Dhanurasan means Bow pose. Dhanu means Bow and asan means pose. Our body in this position looks like a bow. This pose is a combination of Bhujangasan and Shalabhasan, so it gives us benefits of both the asana's. But this is more difficult than doing both the asanas. We are going to learn Steps and Benefits of Dhanurasan or Bow pose.

You might like our post How to do Sarvangasan or Shoulder Stand Pose Steps of Dhanurasan (Bow pose) - Lie down on the abdomen with stretched legs and keep arms beside the hip.
Relax your whole body and keep breathing normal.
Now, fold your knees slowly and try to hold your ankles with your hands.
Try to pull your legs till you feel comfortable. don't force yourself to get the position.
Keep your mouth shut and keep your breathing normal.
This is Dhanurasan, it looks like a Bow, so it is called as Bow pose.

Precautions to take before doing Dhanurasan (Bow pose) - Do this asana with an empty stomach. Don’t eat anything, 3-4 hours before doing thi…

Shavasan or Corpse Pose - Steps and Benefits

Shavasan means Corpse Pose. In Sanskrit language, Shava means Corpse. This asana should be done at the end after doing all daily yoga poses. The aim behind this asana is to relax the body after getting the heavy stretch to the body of practitioner after doing yoga. We are going to learn Steps and Benefits of Shavasan or Corpse Pose.
The importance of relaxation of the body is well defined in the medial science, but it was actually in practise by Hindu yogis since ancient time.

Steps of Shavasan (Corpse Pose) - Lie down on the back and relax your body.
Keep some distance in the legs and keep arms to both the sides of the body. Don’t bend or stretch any fingers of arms and legs. Keep them relaxed.
Then, turn your neck to either left or to right direction but don’t give any stretch, just keep it relaxed.
Now, close your eyes half or fully and concentrate on your breath. Keep breathing normal.
Try to calm your mind slowly and clear your mind of thoughts.
When your mind will actually ge…

Baddha Padmasan or Bounded Lotus pose - Steps and Benefits

Baddha Padmasan is an advance step of Padmasan, in which basic asana is Padmasan and we have to do some more steps sitting over Padmasan. In Sanskrit language, Baddha means bounded and Padmasan means Lotus pose. This pose have some additional benefits than Padmasan as we do some additional steps after sitting over the Padmasan. We are going to learn Steps and Benefits of Baddha Padmasan.

Steps of Baddha Padmasan (Bounded Lotus pose) - Step 1 (Padmasan) –
Sit down on the floor and relax. Make your body feel comfortable.
Now, stretch your legs out in front and keep your back (bone) straight and erect.
Bend right knee and place it on your left thigh, then bend your left knee and keep it on your right thigh.
Keep your head straight and your spine erect.
Keep your breathing simple and normal.
Now, repeat the same process for another leg on top i.e. First bend you left knee and then right.

Step 2 (Baddha Padmasan)
Now, cross your hands in your back in such an order that your left hand …

Bhujangasan or Cobra pose - Steps and Benefits

Bhujangasan means Snake or Cobra pose. This asana (pose) looks like a cobra pose when Cobra raises his Hood. It is also a part of Suryanamaskar (Sun salutation position no 6), where we do it for a second or two. But, for good effect on body, it is needed to stay in this position for more than a minute which gives very good results to your body. We are going to learn Steps and Benefits of Bhujangasan.

Steps of Bhujangasan (Snake or Cobra pose) - Lie down on the abdomen and relax your body and mind.
Keep your palms on the floor near to your shoulders.
Keep your legs closer and should be touched to each other.
Try to lift your head and upper body (above the waist).
Keep your head and neck raised in such a way that you can easily look at the ceiling.
In this situation, your mouth will open naturally. But keep it shut. This will be beneficial to your thyroid.

Precautions to take before doing Bhujangasan (Snake or Cobra pose) - Do this asana with an empty stomach. Don’t eat anythi…