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Yoga Class on Dec 18, 2011

posted Dec 20, 2011, 8:58 AM by Balvihar Teachers Yoga   [ updated Dec 20, 2011, 9:24 AM by Balvihar Administrator ]
Light Warmups
        The class worked on warming up their bodies by a light jogging in place.

This class was focused on performing yoga asanas involving inversions.

Sethubandhanasana (Bridge Pose)

This asana involves supporting the lower back with fingers and elbow planted on the ground and raising the body off the ground. Only the shoulders are placed on the ground.
  • Stretches the chest, neck, and spine
  • Calms the brain and helps alleviate stress and mild depression
  • Stimulates abdominal organs, lungs, and thyroid
  • Rejuvenates tired legs
  • Improves digestion
  • Reduces anxiety, fatigue, backache, headache, and insomnia.

Click on the link to learn about Sethubandhanasana


Pavan Muktasana (Wind Removing Pose)
This posture involves folding one leg at a time and holding the folded leg against the chest region.
The next level of this posture involves folding both legs and touching the nose to the knees.
  • Relieves the gas from the large intestine.
  • Improves digestion and brings in fresh air into the body.

Salamba Sarvangasana (Shoulder stand with support)

This asana involves supporting the lower back with fingers and elbow planted on the ground and raising the body off the ground straight up. Only the shoulders are placed on the ground.
  • Calms the brain and helps relieve stress and mild depression
  • Stimulates the thyroid and prostate glands and abdominal organs
  • Stretches the shoulders and neck
  • Tones the legs and buttocks
  • Improves digestion
  • Reduces fatigue and alleviates insomnia.

Click on the link to learn about Salamba Sarvangasana

Halasana (Plough Pose)

This asana involves supporting the lower back with fingers and elbow planted on the ground and raising the body off the ground with legs stretched back and touching the floor behind the head. Only the shoulders and elbows are placed on the ground.
  • Calms the brain
  • Stimulates the abdominal organs and the thyroid gland
  • Stretches the shoulders and spine
  • Reduces stress and fatigue
  • Therapeutic for backache, headache, infertility, insomnia, sinusitis

Click on the link to learn about Halasana

Homework

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