Yoga is an ancient art of creating harmony in body mind & spirit. The physical or Hatha aspect of this holistic way of being uses the breath (pranayama), still postures (asanas) to strengthen, cleanse, balance & vitalize the body from within & without.
Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskar) – Routine consisting of a series of alternating backward and forward postures that give maximum stretch to the body, detoxifies organs and has an overall relaxing effect.
Headstand – Sirsha-asana The King of Postures
Increases circulation to the brain, and brings a renewed sense of vitality through releasing tension and fatigue and restoring the position of vital organs.
Shoulderstand – Sarvangasana The Queen of Postures
Purifies the blood and aids in vitalizing the nerves whilst strengthening internal organs through increased circulation.
Cobra – Bhujangasana Strengthens back muscles, spine, the abdomen and increases upper body strength.
The Plough (Halasana) :
Lie on your back with your legs together, palms facing to floor at your sides.
Inhale & raise your legs up to bring hips off the floor.
Firmly support back with your hands and if possible without bending your knees, exhale and arch legs as far as possible behind your head.
Keep breathing in this position until your toes can touch the floor or as far as you can possibly go.
If your feet can comfortably touch the floor, walk them as far behind your head as possible.