Tag Archive: Asana


yoga for controlling anger

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1061211/asp/atleisure/story_7103091.asp

Advasana

Lie down on your stomach, with the forehead resting on the floor. The big toes should be touching each other and the heels should be allowed to flop to the sides. If you find difficulty in breathing, place a pillow under the chest.Breathing: As you breathe naturally and without extra effort, notice the gentle rising and falling of the spinal column. Surrender yourself to the floor and gradually start breathing longer and deeper. Try to breathe steadily. You can continue in this position for as long as you wish.Benefits: This is a position of surrender and makes the mind calm down rapidly. If you have a short temper, this asana will help to a great extent. When you feel that you are on the verge of an emotional outburst, move away from the situation and lie down in advasana. Keep focusing on the incoming and outgoing breath rather than your agitated thoughts. Shashankasana (Rabbit posture)

You can easily visualise an angry person, animal or bird, but you will find it very difficult to visualise an angry rabbit. This is what Shashankasana helps you to achieve.

Do this asana for a few minutes every day. If you find it difficult to bring your forehead to the floor, use a cushion for support. Keep the big toes together and the heels outwards and sit with the buttocks in the space between the heels. Try to settle down in this posture, allowing the spinal column to stretch fully. Continue sitting in this manner for a few minutes.

Breathing: Breathe in a relaxed and normal manner. Sheetali Pranayama Sit in any comfortable cross-legged posture, close your eyes and relax the body. Put your tongue out as much as possible and turn the sides of the tongue upwards, trying to bring the edges together to form a tube.Breathing: Inhale deeply through this tube, draw in the tongue, close your mouth and then exhale through the nostrils. When you are inhaling through the tube, there should be a sound of air rushing in. Once again, open the mouth, form the tube, inhale, close the mouth and exhale through the nostrils. Continue this for one to two minutes.

During the summers, you can do this pranayama for a longer period.

WARNING: People with low blood pressure and respiratory tract disorders should avoid doing this asana. Those with heart diseases should not attempt breath retention.The best time for this pranayama is late at night — before you retire for the day, or early in the morning — when it is relatively silent outside. If you are extremely tensed up, you can do it for up to half-an-hour. However, it must be done sitting down. Once again, if you have heart ailments, avoid breath retention.

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http://www.katsaksyoga.com/2010/06/10/enjoying-a-brief-moment-in-gorakshasana-cowherd-pose/

http://www.katsaksyoga.com/2010/10/26/full-strength-in-urdhva-prasarita-padasana-upward-extended-feet-pose/

http://www.katsaksyoga.com/2010/09/08/paying-attention-in-parsvaika-pada-sarvangasana-side-one-legged-shoulderstand/ – this was done with dupatta in class and to the wall

http://www.katsaksyoga.com/2010/07/26/sensing-each-side-of-parsvaika-pada-sirsasana-sideways-one-legged-headstand/

http://www.katsaksyoga.com/2010/07/26/sensing-each-side-of-parsvaika-pada-sirsasana-sideways-one-legged-headstand/

http://www.katsaksyoga.com/2010/06/15/small-adjustments-for-a-sweeter-side-stretch-in-janu-sirsasana-head-to-knee-pose/ – did this today

http://www.katsaksyoga.com/2010/06/03/parvatasana-mountain-lotus-pose/

Enjoy Parvatasana from where you are, not from where you think you should be-  likedTHIS QUOTE – my interpretation :-

-APPLIED TO LIFE – ENJOY LIFE FROM WHERE U ARE NOT FROM WHERE YOU SHUD BE. – MEANING  LIVE  IN  THE  PRESENT AND ENJOY IT FULLY , NOT BY IMAGINING USELF IN DISTANT FULFILLED DAYDREAM CALLED FUTURE  – THE PRESENT HOWEVER UNFULFILLED WILL ONLY GIVE U FULL ENJOYMENT – WHERE U SHUD BE- DAY DREAMING -FRUSTRATION  SO,        ENJOY LIFE FROM WHERE U ARE NOT FROM WHERE YOU SHUD BE.

http://www.katsaksyoga.com/2010/06/01/focusing-on-kundalini-in-padmasana-lotus-pose/

http://www.a2zyoga.com/yoga-poses/parvatasana.php

how to do padmasana  http://www.a2zyoga.com/yoga-poses/parvatasana.php

http://yogaforbeginnersnow.com/yoga-posture-pavanamuktasana-wind-releasing-posture/

http://www.katsaksyoga.com/2010/05/22/what-your-knees-need-in-virasana-heros-pose/

http://www.abc-of-yoga.com/yogapractice/heropose.asp

http://www.abc-of-yoga.com/yogapractice/thebow.asp

http://www.abc-of-yoga.com/yogapractice/thecobra.asp

On a day when I felt venomous, Bhujangasana felt like an elixir. The basic beauty of expanding my chest and my breath transformed the sharp edges of my mind into free space. I tilted my heart up to the sky as an offering to the innate perfection of the present moment, as a testament to my deepest knowledge that only the now counts and that the past 15 hours were just that: past.

“Every conscious step we make, a flower blooms under our feet. We can do this only if we linger not in the past or future, but know that life can be found only in the present moment.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

http://www.katsaksyoga.com/2010/05/09/stringing-the-bow-in-dhanurasana-bow-pose/

http://www.katsaksyoga.com/2010/05/07/inch-by-inch-salabhasana-locust-pose/   according to the  practitioner,   ” I like to take an extra step between lying on my belly and lifting my chest and legs. Before I lift into Salabhasana, I gently raise my right leg off the floor, point my right toes, reach my right foot back as far as I can, then replace the leg. Then, I make the same adjustment on my left leg. This small stretch only creates about an inch more of space between my ribs and my hip points. But, as with so many asanas, every inch counts. An extra inch of space in my torso helps me lift my chest and legs completely off of the ground and fly up into the pose.      ”

Often, it is the small adjustments in life that create the space and freedom to fly.

http://www.katsaksyoga.com/2010/04/20/invoking-the-warrior-spirit-virabhadrasana-ii-warrior-ii/

http://www.katsaksyoga.com/2010/04/14/extended-emphasis-on-extension-uttihita-trikonasana/

http://www.katsaksyoga.com/2010/04/13/stand-up-and-take-note-tadasana/

‘I have become my own version of an optimist. If I can’t make it through one door, I’ll go through another door – or I’ll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present.’  Rabindranath Tagore