Category Archives: Asana

Siddhasana – The Accomplished Pose

The Perfect pose, also called Accomplished Pose, or Siddhasana, is a comfortable seated position for meditation. This pose opens the hips, lengthens the spine and promotes groundedness and inner calm. The Sanskrit word siddha (pronounced sidd-hah) means both “perfect” and … Continue reading

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Yoga myths debunked

If you are thinking of starting Yoga, you might have come across some of the myths about Yoga, and you might be worrying about them uneccesarily. Yoga is only for flexible people You don’t need to be super agile to … Continue reading

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Practice: Two Handed Lotus Mudra

This beautiful mehndi design from professional artist, Hennacat demonstrates the famous two handed lotus Mudra (hand position) used in Buddhism, Yoga and meditation. Read on for instructions and more information about this celestial practice. One who performs his duty without … Continue reading

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The 84 asanas of Yoga

Several ancient and contemporary texts on yoga mention that there are 84 asanas, but then only outline or describe a handful of them. One text does list all 84, this is the Hatharatnavali by Srinivasa which is thought to have … Continue reading

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The Asanas

Sthira-sukham-asanum ‘The posture should be steady and comfortable’ Chapter ii verse 46 Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Asana is often translated as ‘pose’ or ‘posture but literally it’s meaning is ‘seat’. Asanas are the physical postures of yoga and the third … Continue reading

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