POSTURES AND BENEFITS

Pranayama Breathing

PRANAYAMA BREATHING

BENEFITS

Good for mental relaxation.
Helps maintain good blood pressure and circulation.
Improves the conditions of the lungs (asthma and emphysema), increasing lung capacity and elasticity.

Half Moon Pose with Hands to Feet Pose

HALF MOON POSE WITH HANDS TO FEET POSE

BENEFITS

Warms up the entire spine, helps fight fatigue.
Strengthens abdominal muscles, corrects bad posture.
Releases frozen shoulders, stretches hamstrings and hips.

Awkward Pose

AWKWARD POSE

BENEFITS

Relieves sciatica, arthritis, rheumatism in the legs.
Firms all muscles of the thighs, calves and hips.
Creates traction in the spine, improves strength in the weight-bearing joints.
Increases blood circulation in the knee and ankle joints.

Eagle Pose

EAGLE POSE

BENEFITS

Improves flexibility of the hips, knees and ankle joints.
Relieves tension in the neck and shoulders.
Supplies fresh blood to the kidneys.
Releases and generates energy in the male and female reproductive organs.

Standing Head to Knee Pose

STANDING HEAD TO KNEE POSE

BENEFITS

Improves flexibility of the sciatic nerve.
Strengthens the tendons and biceps of the thigh muscles and hamstrings.
Increases blood flow in the heart and circulatory system.
Flushes cholesterol from the arteries, improves blood pressure.

Standing Bow Pulling Pose

STANDING BOW PULLING POSE

BENEFITS

Fresh blood is brought to all internal organs and glands; stimulating the nervous system.
Revitalizes the endocrine system (adrenals, pancreas, thyroid and gonads).
Improves flexibility of the spine and helps with lower back pain.
Creates marriage between strength and balance; enhances the equilibrium and improved balance throughout the body.

Stick Pose

STICK POSE

BENEFITS

Fresh blood is brought to all internal organs and glands; stimulating the nervous system.
Revitalizes the endocrine system (adrenals, pancreas, thyroid and gonads).
Improves flexibility of the spine and helps with lower back pain.
Creates marriage between strength and balance; enhances the equilibrium and improved balance throughout the body.

Standing Separate Leg Stretching Pose

STANDING SEPARATE LEG STRETCHING POSE

BENEFITS

Helps relieve depression, loss of memory and constipation.
Increases circulation to the brain and adrenal glands.
Regulates thyroxin hormone production in the thyroid gland.
Flushes the pituitary, hypothalamus and thymus glands.
Improves flexibility of hips, ankles and last five vertebrae of the spine.
Cures and prevents sciatica pain.

Triangle Pose

TRIANGLE POSE

BENEFITS

Improves chemical imbalances in the system. Cleanses the lymph nodes, the visceral system and the mammary glands.
Good for hip and back pain.
Strengthens muscles in the abdomen.
Improves the immune system and the circulatory system.
Compresses the pancreas, kidneys, thyroid, parathyroid and thymus glands.

Standing Separate Leg Head to Knee Pose

STANDING SEPARATE LEG HEAD TO KNEE POSE

BENEFITS

Helps maintain good blood sugar balance.
Massages the pancreas, liver, gall-bladder, urinary bladder and kidneys.
Marriage between the pineal and thyroid glands; Improving the metabolism.
Opens hips and lower spine.
Strengthens the abdomen.
Improves blood circulation.
Improves memory.
Helps depression.

Tree Pose

TREE POSE

BENEFITS

Creates hip and knee mobility.
Excellent for posture and balance.
Releases abdominal tension while improving core strength.
Aids in rheumatism and circulatory disorders.

Toe Stand Pose

TOE STAND POSE

BENEFITS

Creates balance in body and mind.
Strengthens stomach muscles.
Helps to cure rheumatism and arthritis in the knees, ankles and feet.
Strengthens weak joints.
Improves mental concentration.

Wind Removing Pose

WIND REMOVING POSE

BENEFITS

Relieves lower back pain, angina pain, and emphysema.
Abdominal pressure on ascending, descending and transverse colon.
Regulates hydrochloric acid in the stomach; cures most chronic abdominal discomforts (including IBS).
Stretches tight hips and improves alignment in the hips and spine.
Stimulates the liver, spleen, small and large intestines.

Cobra Pose

COBRA POSE

BENEFITS

Increases spinal strength and flexibility.
Helps prevent lower backache; aids in correcting lumbago, rheumatism, slipped discs, scoliosis and arthritis of the spine.
Improves the functioning of the liver, spleen and adrenals.
Stretches the thyroid, flushes the kidneys, regulates blood pressure and diabetes.

Locust Pose

LOCUST POSE

BENEFITS

Excellent for firming buttocks and hips.
Improves carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow and arthritis in the upper body.
Recharges the nervous system, clears cholesterol in veins and fights varicose veins.
Regulates the blood pressure, strengthens the immune system and revitalizes the thyroid.

Full Locust Pose

FULL LOCUST POSE

BENEFITS

Compresses and stretches the thymus and thyroid glands; helping with emotional release and fighting depression.
Improves and prevents conditions of arthritis in the spine.
Strengthens the circulatory system.
Opens the chest.
Massages internal organs.
Creates core strength.
Stretches and compresses the middle back.

Bow Pose

BOW POSE

BENEFITS

Works entire spine – strengthens and improves flexibility of the lumbar, thoracic and cervical spine.
Improves functioning of small and large intestines; improving digestion.
Opens the rib cage.
Improves cardiovascular and pulmonary systems;increases lung capacity and fighting bronchitis.
Stretches shoulders, elbows and wrists.
Improves hand strength.

Fixed Firm Pose

FIXED FIRM POSE

BENEFITS

Stretches and strengthens the psoas muscles.
Stretches knee and ankle joints, relieves lower back pain.
Prevents and heals herniated of spinal discs; improves flexibility of the lower spine.
Improves the autoimmune system, nervous system and metabolism.

Half Tortoise Pose

HALF TORTOISE POSE

BENEFITS

Provides maximum relaxation; helping with stress, anemia, anxiety and sleep disorders.
Increases blood flow to the brain; bringing mental clarity and good memory.
Boosts the endocrine system.
Helps massages internal organs, lungs, heart and coronary arteries.
Stretches the spine.

Camel Pose

CAMEL POSE

BENEFITS

Opens the chest; strengthens the muscles of the back and shoulders.
Produces maximum compression of the spine; relieving backaches and herniated discs.
Regulates hormones, bronchial spasms and high blood pressure.
Brings fresh blood to the kidneys; eliminates toxins from the body; improves memory and mental clarity.

Rabbit Pose

RABBIT POSE

BENEFITS

Helps maintain mobility and elasticity of the spine and back muscles.
Nurtures the nervous system and regulates hormones.
Brings blood to the brain; regulates the thalamus and hypothalamus.
Stretches the entire spine from top to bottom, also improves neck and shoulder flexibility.

Head to Knee Pose with Stretching Pose

HEAD TO KNEE POSE WITH STRETCHING POSE

BENEFITS

Increases flexibility of the shoulder muscles, hamstrings, hip joints and the lumbar spine.
Increases circulation to the kidneys, liver, spleen, pancreas, lymphatic system, thyroid, thymus and intestines.
Works on conditions of chronic obesity and eating disorders by balancing the metabolic rate and balancing blood sugar levels.
Excellent posture for cancer prevention, bacterial and viral infections.

Spine Twisting Pose

SPINE TWISTING POSE

BENEFITS

The only posture that twists the spine from top to bottom at the same time.
Increases circulation and nutrition to the spinal nerves, veins and tissues.
Relieves back pain, lethargy, releases tension.
Improves flexibility of the spine and relaxes the central and autonomic nervous systems.
Massages kidneys, liver, gall-bladder, spleen and pancreas.

Blowing in Firm Pose

BLOWING IN FIRM POSE

BENEFITS

Improves oxygenation to the body.
Rids the body of toxins; strengthens the nervous system.
Energizes and revitalizes the body; strengthens the abdomen.
Helps bring mental clarity and alertness; improves digestion.