May 16, 2016

Postures

Standing Deep Breathing

Standing Deep Breathing

  • Teaches you to use 100% of your lung capacity
  • Helps prevent respiratory problems such as bronchitis, emphysema, asthma and shortness of breath
  • Stimulates circulation, so it wakes up the muscles and the entire body

Half Moon

Half Moon Pose

  • Strengthens every muscle in the body’s core, especially in the abdomen, and flexes and strengthens the latissimus dorsi, obliques, deltoid and trapezius muscles
  • Increases the flexibility of the spine, from coccyx to neck; promotes proper kidney function; and helps to cure enlargement of the liver and spleen
  • Firms and trims waistline, hips, abdomen, buttocks and thighs

Awkward

Awkward Pose

  • Will tone and shape your legs
  • Helps relieve rheumatism and arthritis in the legs, and helps to cure slipped discs and other problems in the lower spine

 

Eagle

Eagle Pose

  • Only posture that opens up the 14 largest joints in the skeletal system (seven on each side of the body)
  • Beyond improving flexibility in the hips, knees, ankles and the rest, Eagle also supplies fresh blood to the reproductive system, plus the kidneys, which increases sexual vitality and helps clear up reproductive problems

Standing Head to Knee

Standing Head to Knee

  • Improves flexibility of the sciatic nerves and strengthens the hamstrings and leg muscles
  • Works the muscles of the back, the biceps and the triceps
  • Helps to squeeze and flush out the internal abdominal organs, such as the gall bladder, pancreas and spleen, as well as the uterus and ovaries

Standing Bow

Standing Bow Pose

  • Moves all the blood from one side of the body to the other, then back again
  • Develops balance, increases the size and elasticity of the rib cage, firms the abdominal wall and upper thighs
  • Improves the flexibility and strength of the lower spine

Balancing StickBalancing Stick

  • Sends high-speed blood pouring into the heart, especially the neglected lower region, cleaning out the veins and all the arteries, strengthening the heart muscle
  • The same rejuvenating flood rushes into the brain as well

Standing Separate Leg Stretching Pose

  • Stretches and strengthens sciatic nerves, as well as tendons in the legs
  • Massages the internal abdominal organs and the small and large intestines, and gives you added flexibility in the pelvis, ankles, hip joints and especially in the last five vertebrae of the spine

TriangleTriangle Pose

  • Improves every single bone, muscle, joint, tendon and internal organ, and it revitalizes nerves, veins and tissues
  • Flexing and strengthening the last five vertebrae in this posture can alleviate crooked spines, as well as rheumatism and lower back pain
  • Benefits the heart and lungs, forcing them to work together

Standing Separate Leg Head to Knee Pose

  • Trims the abdomen, waistline, hips, buttocks and thighs
  • Massages and compresses the thyroid gland, which helps to regulate the metabolism and the immune system

TreeTree Pose

  • Improves posture and balance and increases the flexibility of the ankles and knees as well as the hip joints
  • By strengthening the internal oblique muscles, it prevents hernia

Toe StandToe Stand

  • Strengthens the knees and is therapeutic for rheumatism of the knees, ankles, and feet
  • Opens up the knee and hip joints, and helps cure hemorrhoid problems
  • Helps develop mental strength
  • Head to Knee Pose and Stretching Pose

Dead BodyDead Body Pose

  • Facilitates the powerful blood flow, then lets circulation return to normal, creating internal cleansing and greatly magnifying the benefits of the postures that precede it
  • We begin to learn complete relaxation

Wind RemovingWind Removing Pose

  • Compresses and massages the ascending and descending colon
  • It also massages the transverse colon and compresses the entire digestive system
  • Strengthens the arms, prevents flatulence, improves hip flexibility, and firms the abdomen and thighs

Sit UpSit Up

  • Stretches the spine and increases flexibility
  • Works the muscles, ligaments, and tendons of the legs and improves circulation

CobraCobra Pose

  • Strengthens the lumbar spine, relieving pain and combating slipped or herniated discs, scoliosis and arthritis in that region
  • Other important benefits include improved digestion, relief from menstrual disorders, improved appetite, and raising low blood pressure
  • Improves the functioning of the liver and spleen

LocustLocust Pose

  • Many of the same benefits as Cobra pose, but is even better for slipped discs and sciatica
  • Strengthens the upper spine, and the uncomfortable stretching of the arms can actually relieve tennis elbow

Full LocustFull Locust Pose

  • Increases the strength in the middle spine; it is good for scoliosis, kyphosis, spondylosis and slipped discs
  • Opens up the rib cage and increases elasticity there
  • Firms the abdominal muscles, upper arms, hip and thighs

BowBow Pose

  • Opens up the rib cage, which allows the lungs to expand more fully
  • The 360-degree flexion of the spine revitalizes all the spinal nerves by increasing circulation, and strengthens the spine along its entire length
  • Aids digestion, fights constipation, and combats bronchitis and diabetes while improving the functioning of the large and small intestines, the liver, kidneys and spleen

Fixed FirmFixed Firm Pose

  • Strengthens and improves the flexibility of the lower spine, hips, knees and ankle joints
  • Increases circulation to the lower limbs, and is therapeutic for lower back pain, sciatica, rheumatism and varicose veins
  • Strengthens the psoas muscles and helps prevent hernias

Half TortoiseHalf Tortoise Pose

  • Enhances longevity
  • Great for tense necks and shoulders
  • Increases blood flow to the brain, which enhances memory and mental clarity
  • Stretches the lower part of the lungs, which is therapeutic for asthma, and counters digestion, flatulence, constipation and irritable bowel syndrome

CamelCamel Pose

  • Creates maximum compression of the spine, which stimulates the nervous system
  • Improves flexibility of the neck and spine, relieves backache, and helps degenerative spinal problems
  • By stretching the abdominal organs, Camel helps constipation, and it also stretches the throat and thyroid and parathyroid glands

RabbitRabbit Pose

  • Maximum extension of the spine increases its mobility and elasticity, and does the same for the back muscles
  • Spinal stretching also expedites the feeding of the nervous system with fresh blood and oxygen
  • Relieves tension in the neck, shoulders and neck
  • Helps alleviate colds, sinus problems, and chronic tonsillitis and, through compression of thyroid and parathyroid, rejuvenates those glands as well
  • Therapeutic for insomnia, diabetes, and depression

Head to Knee Pose and StretchingHead to Knee Pose and Stretching Pose

  • Excellent for the immune and lymphatic systems, and increases circulation to the liver, spleen, pancreas, thyroid, thymus and intestines
  • Improves digestion and is good for allergies and arthritis
  • Stretching pose also relieves chronic diarrhea by improving the circulation in the bowls

Spine_TwistingSpine-Twisting Pose

  • Only posture that twists the spine from top to bottom, which increases circulation to all the spinal nerves, veins, and tissues, and improves the elasticity of the spine
  • Relieves lower back pain and helps prevent slipped discs, rheumatism of the spine, kyphosis, scoliosis, cervical spondylosis and arthritis

Blowing in FirmBlowing in Firm Pose

  • Improves digestion and circulation, and increases the elasticity of the lungs with every forceful exhale
  • You generate prana, and push out every ounce of carbon dioxide, replacing it with life-giving oxygen
  • Strengthens the abdominal organs and increases circulation to them
  • Stimulates the digestive system