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Salamba Sarvangasana - Shoulderstand

This asana is practiced in Hatha Yoga. The name Salamba Sarvangasana is derived from the Sanskrit words Salamba meaning supported, sarvanga meaning the whole body and asana meaning posture. It has been described as the queen of all yoga poses because it engages the entire body. The king is, of...
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Bikram Yoga Poses

Bikram's Beginning Yoga ClassThe sequence of the Bikram yoga poses sometimes referred to as the 26+2, is a system of hatha yoga poses and was created sometime in the early seventies by Bikram Choudhury. The 26 postures are picked from the classic 84 series by Bikram Choudhury's guru...
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Namaste Meaning - What You Need to Know

If you have ever attended a yoga class, then you are familiar with the word Namaste. But do you really know Namaste meaning? Many people take Namaste to only be a traditional but respectful greeting practiced in India. However, it is much more than greeting hello or goodbye. Namaste is one of...
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Prasarita Padottanasana - Wide Legged Forward Bend Pose

Prasarita Padottanasana is an asana that can increase your flexibility quickly and greatly. Its translations from Sanskrit are Wide-Legged Forward Bend and Legs Spread Intense Stretch Pose. The pose’s name comes from five words: Prasarita means “stretched out,” “expanded,”...
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Halasana - Plow Pose

The Halasana pose gets its name from the plow, a popular farming tool used in Indian and other cultures for preparing the land for planting. The shape of the yogi when in shape resembles the plow used in farming in ancient India and beyond. This pose is practiced in Hatha yoga. The name Halasana...
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