Vajrasana

What is Vajrasana?

Vajrasana is one of the best Yoga poses recommended for improving digestion, strengthening back and leg muscles. The name is derived from Sanskrit words “vajra” meaning “thunderbolt” or “firmness”. This pose is used during pranayama, kapalabhati, and anulom vilom. When to do this pose Generally, the Yoga asanas are done …

Woman Meditating

What is Ujjayi Pranayama?

Before I started practicing Yoga, I heard the multifold benefits of Ujjayi Pranayama from my friends. In my quest for more knowledge on “What is Ujjayi Pranayama?” I did some research and discovered that the word ujjayi (pronounced as ‘oo’ + ‘jai’) literally means ‘victorious’. The Ujjayi pranayama has been in …

Nadi Shodhana Pranayama

The Nadi Shodhana Pranayama

What is Nadi Shodhana Pranayama? Nadi means ‘a tubular structure with a hollow inside in the network of the psychic channels through which prana flows’.Since this pranayama purifies the blocked nadis of the body, it is called The nadi-shodhana pranayama, shodhana meaning ‘purification’. Reasons causing the block in Nadis Anxiety and …