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What Is Vrikshasana

The name ‘Vrikshasana’ is comes from Sanskrit, in which ‘Vriksha’ means Tree and meaning of Asana is to seat, pose or posture. When this pose is performed effectively, it would seem that a tree. As it were, you stop like a tree in the last position of this stance. The leg that you are remaining on resembles a trunk attached to the ground with arms and the other leg and the head go about as branches and clears out. So it is called Tree pose. This Pose has a place with the Inverted Balancing gathering of stances. It is a standout amongst the most troublesome, intriguing and powerful yoga postures.

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What is a yoga exercise?

Many people avoid yoga because they’re not flexible, but Carter says they are the very ones who should take up the practice! Yoga increases concentration, strengthens muscles, dials down stress, and can give you better posture.

Before you get started: Remember to maintain a smooth and even breath throughout the poses and don’t hold any pose longer than you’re physically able. You can increase the length and deepness of each pose with practice. One sign that you held a pose for too long is that you don’t have enough energy to come out of the position with grace and integrity.

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200 Hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training course in Rishikesh India

Our 200 hours course is registered with Yoga Alliance® and designed to give the students the utmost knowledge in the best way. The teachers are passionate about sharing their experiences and knowledge. We are always there to help you, to answer your questions and to make you grow on this beautiful journey. It is an opportunity for you to begin your teaching journey or to develop your self-practice. We teach traditional hatha yoga and vinyasa yoga. Vinyasa yoga is flow- yoga. The teacher sequences the postures in a way that they are easily performed one after the other. This kind of yoga is continuous and dynamic. With every movement comes the breath, even in between the asanas. Practicing Vinyasa yoga is good for the body and the mind because it requires sustained energy and concentration.

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100 Hour Yoga Teacher Training course in Rishikesh India

Our school is surrounded by the Holy River, Ganga and the Himalayan mountains,This holy place has been home to millions of yoga practitioners, teachers and students for over a number decades. The enriched land of Rishikesh is also known as the Yoga Capital of World. We have been associated with a strong yoga community within rishikesh and bring in some of the finest teachers in the capital for regular and guest classes. Our efforts are invested in ensuring that our students have a pleasant and fulfilling experience

Our 100 hours OM YOGA ACADEMY Certification Training offers:

  • - 100 Hours International Yoga Certification through the yoga Alliance
  • -One of most genuine yoga teacher training offered systemized & well-managed setting -A complete overview of Asana (basic to advance), yoga anatomy, yoga philosophy, pranayama, meditation & kriya.
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Cat Pose (Marjariasana) |Om Yoga Academy

The cat pose yoga is fairly a simple pose. But in the event you find it hard to round the top of your upper back, you could ask a friend or your instructor to help you out. Ask them to place their hand between and above the shoulder blades so that it can help activate that region.

It might be a good idea to start off the practice with the preparatory poses so that your muscles are flexed enough by the time you come to this asana.

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STANDING SPINAL TWIST YOGA POSE (KATICHAKRASANA) |Om Yoga Academy

The word Katichakrasana comes from the Sanskrit words ‘Kati’ which means waist, ‘Chakra’ which means wheel or circular rotation and ‘Asana’ which means pose. It is also one of the basic yoga asanas that can be easily performed by a beginner. The only thing that is needed is to have a balance of the feet. Uttanasana is a widely practiced classic standing forward-bend pose that works every part of your body, but particularly your spine. It also wakes up the hamstrings and soothes the mind. Practitioners say this pose rejuvenates the nervous system, eases depression and boosts blood circulation. No wonder it’s so popular!

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Corpse Pose (Savasana) |Om Yoga Academy

The final pose of any yoga class is one of deep restoration: Corpse Pose, also sometimes called Final Relaxation Pose. Its Sanskrit name, “Savasana” (shah-VAHS-uh-nuh), comes from two words. The first is “Sava” (meaning “corpse”), and the second is “asana” (meaning “pose”). Savasana implies a depth of release that goes beyond simple relaxation. This resting pose takes your yoga practice to a place where you can completely let go.

It looks like the easiest pose in the whole yoga practice, but when doing its one the hardest pose. But the benefits of  Savasana are more than any other asana (posture). That’s why it is recommended that you should do savasana after every 30 minutes of yoga practice, if not, than once after finishing the yoga class or practice.

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What are the Hatha yoga poses | Om Yoga Academy

Hatha Yoga is a series of asanas or postures that seek to open up the channels in the body for free flow of energy, thereby creating harmony and balance between two opposing forces. The result is that the body develops a balance between strength and flexibility along with surrender and submission in each pose.

All the poses for this 60-minute sequence for a beginner Hatha Yoga class come from the books Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha by Swami Satyananda Saraswati and The Yoga Bible by Christina Brown.

The descriptions following the poses in this list are critical to performing the postures properly and not a detailed description of how to perform them. I recommend acquiring the above books, which are excellent texts, or searching the Yoga Journal Pose Finder for that information.

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Urdhva Mukha Svanasana(Upward-Facing Dog Pose )

Upward-Facing Dog Pose — Urdhva Mukha Svanasana (OORD-vuh MOO-kuh shvan-AHS-uh-nuh) — is a back-bending yoga posture that lengthens and strengthens the spine, torso, and arms. Its name comes from four Sanskrit words:

  • “Urdhva” — meaning “upward”
  • “Mukha” — meaning “face”
  • “Svana” — meaning “dog”
  • “Asana” — meaning “pose”

Like most yoga poses, Urdhva Mukha Svanasana must be performed at least 3-5 hours after a meal and it is preferable that your stomach and bowels should be empty at this time. Even though Urdhva Mukha Svanasana is an easy yoga pose, you can perform a few preparatory asanas as this will prepare you both physically and mentally to perform this pose. You can learn a few Urdhva Mukha Svanasana prep poses such as Bhujangasana (Cobra pose), Setu Bandhasana (Bridge pose), and Sarvangasana (Shoulderstand pose) before you learn how to do Upward Facing Dog Pose pose

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Trikonasana (Revolved Triangle Pose)

Trikonasana (Revolved Triangle Pose)

Trikonasana or the triangle pose is a good stretching exercise which gives flexibility to the spine and pelvic region. In Sanskrit ‘trikona’ means ‘three corners’ or a ‘triangle’.

Trikonasana is an excellent posture to develop strength and balance. It also gives flexibility to the legs, waist and knees. It gives a sense of expansiveness as the arms and torso are bent and reaches for the toes. It gives a sense of balance for the whole body. Those who have stiff legs, knees and waist can use this posture to regain their flexibility and strength.

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