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Tadasana or Mountain pose - Steps and benefits

Tadasana or Mountain pose (also called as Samasthiti) is basic of all type of standing asanas. It is easy to do and have many benefits. In this article, we will learn how to do Tadasana or mountain pose.
Steps of Tadasana or Mountain pose - 1. Stand erect, and place your legs slightly apart, with your hands hanging alongside your body.
2. You must make your thigh muscles firm. Lift your kneecaps while ensuring you do not harden the lower part of your belly.
3. Strengthen the inner arches of your inner ankles as you lift them.
4. Now, imagine a stream of white light (energy) passing through your ankles, up to your inner thighs, groin, spine, neck, all the way up to your head. Gently turn your upper thighs inward. Elongate the tailbone such that it is towards the floor. Lift the pubis such that it is closer to the navel.
5. Look slightly upward.
6. Now breathe in and stretch your shoulders, arms, and chest upwards. Raise your heels, making sure your body weight is on your toes.

Siddhasana or Accomplished Pose - Steps and benefits

Siddhasana or Accomplished Pose is known as the Yogi pose. Yogi are the people according to Hindu philosophy, who have complete control over the mind. It is also known as the first asana before starting yoga as it stabilises a mind which is beneficial for doing other asanas. In this article we will learn how to do Siddhasana or Accomplished Pose.

Steps of Siddhasana or Accomplished Pose - Sit down on the floor or your yoga mat and keep your legs at a close distance from each other.
The left foot should be first placed at the perineum, a soft tissue situated between the testes and the anus. For females, the corresponding area would be the labia majora.
Place the right foot over the left.
Make sure that the knees are in contact with the ground.
Keep your spine straight and press your chin against your chest.
Concentrate on your breathing and maintain the pose for as long as comfortably possible.
Precautions to take before doing Siddhasana or Accomplished Pose - People with any type o…

Chakrasana or Wheel pose - steps and benefits

Chakrasana or wheel pose is a back bend asana/pose that needs some extra strength to do. It is also called as Urdhva Dhanurasana means Upward Bow pose. In this post, we will learn how to do Chakrasana or wheel pose. To know about Dhanurasana, please read our post How to do Dhanurasana.

Steps of Chakrasana or wheel pose - 1. Lie flat on your back on the floor. You may bend your knees so that the soles of your feet are on the floor and closer to your buttocks. Make sure that your feet are hip-width apart.
2. Your hands must be placed behind your shoulders, ensuring your fingers are opened up and pointed towards your shoulders.
3. Once you feel comfortable in this stance, balance your weight on your limbs. Then, press your feet and palms, and lift your entire body off the floor. Let your head hang gently. Your neck should be long.
4. Make sure you breathe comfortably. Take slow, deep breaths.
5. Hold the pose for a minute, or as long as you are comfortable. Then, release by bending …

Padangusthasana steps and benefits

Padangusthasana is a pose in which we lift and balance our body on the either of the toes. Pada means leg, Angustha means Big toe, Asana means pose. In this asana, we try to balance our body on only one toe.

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Now, bend your left leg and bring the foot to the left buttock.
Then, bend your right leg and place the right foot next to the left foot.
Shift the weight forward onto the toes and place your hands by your sides for support.
(This is basic step. First try to master this step.)
Step 2 Now, Lift the right foot up and place it on the left thigh.
Keep the left thigh parallel to the ground. Adjust the left heel so that it presses against the perineum.
The entire body weight is now borne by the toes and ball of the left foot.
Once you master the above position, join the palms in front of the chest.
Precautions to take before doi…

Gomukhasana or Cow Face Pose - Steps and Benefits

Indian Yoga has many asanas/poses which gives really unpredictable but positive results. This is another next level of asana or a position. When we complete the position of Gomukhasana, it looks like a Cow Face, so that it is called Gomukhasana or Cow Face Pose.
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Steps of Gomukhasana or Cow Face Pose - Sit on the ground with stretched legs in front of you. Keep your back strait and erect.
Now slowly bend your left leg, and place it under your right buttock.
Then bend your right leg and place it over your left thigh.
Keep your both knees close together as they are stacked one on top of the other.
Now, slowly fold your left arm and place it behind your back.
Take your right arm over your right shoulder, and stretch it as much as you can until it holds your left hand. Initially, it will be little difficult to do this. But after some days of practise, you will be able to do it.
Keep the trunk erect, expand y…