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Yoga – The Seated Forward Bend

Yoga – The Seated Forward Bend

This exercise is known as Paschimottanasana which literally translates as ‘intense stretch of the west’. The front of the body is known as the East side and the back side is known as the West side. This pose is helpful in relieving stress and anxiety.

Baddha Konasana-The Bound Angle Pose

Baddha Konasana-The Bound Angle Pose

This most familiar of all yoga positions is also known as the Cobblers Pose as it is the typical sitting position of Indian footwear makers and repairers. Traditional yoga texts consider that the Baddha Konasana fights disease and removes fatigue.

The Extended Triangle Pose

The Extended Triangle Pose

  This yoga pose is one of the simpler but also one of the most highly beneficial yoga exercises.

Yoga Pose – Downward Facing Dog

Yoga Pose – Downward Facing Dog

Yoga is possibly best described as a multicultural, multilingual spiritual and physical philosophy that crosses the barriers of race and religion.

Five Yoga Exercises Poses for Neck Pain

Five Yoga Exercises Poses for Neck Pain

There are other Yoga poses that can help with neck strains and pains but these five should be sufficient to relax the muscles and alleviate the discomfort before graduating onto the more complex poses and meditations.

The Bridge Pose (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana)

The Bridge Pose (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana)

This asana, as well as being the Bridge Pose, is known as the Half Wheel Pose. It has many beneficial effects on the body and mind

The Practice of Patanjalis’ Ashtanga Yoga

The Practice of Patanjalis’ Ashtanga Yoga

The Yoga Sutras by Patanjali is the best known and greatest text of all the Yoga teachings. Dating from circa 200 BC, in direct and concise terms they describe the essential techniques and philosophies involved in Raja (royal) yoga. Briefly they are restraint, observances, posture and physical exercises, breath control, sublimation (withdrawal from the senses), concentration, attention and meditation.

The Six Branches of Yoga

The Six Branches of Yoga

Hatha, Raja, Karma, Bhakti, Jnana and Tantra are the six basic types of Yoga. Ancient practitioners likened yoga to a living tree with six branches coming from the trunk, each branch having its own unique function that relates to a particular lifestyle.



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