Shashankasana (Rabbit Pose) Steps, Benefits and Precautions

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Shashankasana meaning

The word Shashankasana has been derived from the Sanskrit word Shashank means ‘moon’. Hence, it is named as Moon pose. On the other hand, shash means hare and ank means lap, therefore, it is called as Hare pose or Rabbit pose. Shashankasana imitates Hare pose or Rabbit pose in the final stage, hence named as hare. Shashankasana or moon pose indicates calmness therefore it is one of the best yoga poses to control anger, tension, anxiety, and stress. Rabbit pose has other benefits too including some precautions.

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Vrikshasana (Tree Pose Yoga) Steps, Health Benefits and Precautions

Vrikshasana (Tree Pose Yoga) Steps, Health Benefits and Precautions

Vrikshasana meaning

Vrikshasana has taken from the Sanskrit word Vrska ( वृक्षासन).  It comprises two words Vriksh means tree and asana indicating a Yogic posture. If somebody pronounced Vrikshasana, it should be as vrik-shah-sana. While performing, it gives the true spirit of the tree, thus named as tree pose. “Stand erects on the left leg, bend the right leg and place the right foot on the root of the right thigh. Maintain the pose like a tree on the ground. This is called vriksha-asana” Gheranda-samhita II.36.

Vrikshasana (Tree Pose Yoga) Steps, Health Benefits and Precautions
Vrikshasana

Breathing in Vrikshasana yoga

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Stick Yoga Pose (Yastikasana) Steps, Health Benefits and Precautions

Stick Yoga Pose - Yastikasana

What is the meaning of Stick Yoga Pose?

The stick pose consists of two Sanskrit words Yastik and Asana. The meaning of Yastik means stick and Asana are indicating a yoga posture. It is one of the important preparatory yoga poses to be practiced before performing the advanced yoga postures in supine (laying on back) and prone (laying on stomach) conditions. It gives stretching to the entire body thus good for stability and strength. Therapeutically, it is effective to relax the tense abdominal muscles, pelvic muscles, and overall provides relaxation to the body. It can also be practiced to tone the body as well as for weight loss. It toned up the entire nervous system and also stretches the muscles and joints of the body. It is beneficial in combating fatigue and stress. Here, we will discuss its easy steps to practice, health benefits and the precautions associated with it. Please Read: Best yoga to fight stress Stick Yoga Pose - Yastikasana

Breathing in Stick Yoga Pose

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Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand Yoga Pose) Steps, Benefits and Precautions

Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand Yoga Pose) Steps, Benefits and Precautions

Sarvangasana Introduction

The word Sarvangasana had been taken from Sanskrit सर्वाङ्गासन. It consists of three words Sarv, Anga, and Asana.  The meaning of Sarva is Entire; anga is part of the body and asana means yogic posture. In English, it is known as Shoulder stand yoga pose. It is playing a pivotal role in the overall functioning of the body. It is known as ‘Mother of All Asanas’, which indicates its benefits and significance. It brings peace and harmony to the body thus helping in the management of lifestyle-related disorders such as stress, anxiety, depression, etc. Also read: Manage stress through Yoga

Steps and Benefits of Sarvangasana

How to do Sarvangasana

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