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Ardha Matsyendrasana - Spine Twisting Pose

This pose is believed to have come from a fish that was blessed by Shiva after he realized that it had learned yoga after listening to him explain yoga to Parvati. The tale has it that the fish remained motionless the entire time. After it was blessed by Shiva as Matsyendrasana, lord of fishes,...
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Vasisthasana - Side plank pose

Vasisthasana is one of those challenging yoga poses that promote both balance and strength. This pose is performed as the first yoga pose in the Iyengar system as a series of three arm balancing poses. You find Vasisthasana or side plank in many yoga traditions like hatha yoga, power yoga,...
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Ardha Kurmasana: Half Tortoise Pose

This pose is one of the 26 asanas practiced in Bikram yoga. These yoga poses are usually performed in a hot and humid room. It is a restorative asana. Ardha Kurmasana is derived from the Sanskrit Ardha meaning half, Kurmana meaning tortoise and asana meaning pose. It, therefore, translates to...
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Benefits of Meditation 12 Science Based Facts

12 Scientific Reasons to Start Meditate Today.Everyone seems to say that meditation is good for your well-being, but is it real? Are all these just mere experiences of people practicing it for some few years or are there solid scientific studies that support this claim? The many blogs or forums...
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Half Frog Pose - Ardha Bhekasana

Eka Pada Bhekasana - One Legged Frog Pose(EY-kuh Pah-duh bey-KAHS-ah-nuh)Ardha Bhekasana is a back bending Asana. It is considered a preparatory pose for the frog pose in which both legs are bent. It is called the half frog pose since only one leg is bent at a time. Ardha means half...
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