If you are at yoga beginner stage, start practice from learner level of asanas. The relaxing asanas will stimulate stability to body and improve your posture. Adjust your body to desired curving and twisting—creating various geometric patterns. Lotus group of asanas belong to intermediate level of asana. These asanas are practiced with polished awareness and fine tuning of adjustment & alignment with no strain in any part of the body. Practice regularly under the guidance of experiences yoga guru while undergoing yoga teacher training course.
Padmasana are lotus poses. These are simple asanas practiced with crossed legs and straight back. Inner journey of meditation starts when outer journey culminates. Asana and pranayama are only preparations which brings your mind and body awareness in one plane. This simple asanas belonged to hatha yoga teacher training course usually practiced in Rishikesh.
“Yoga” is a Sanskrit word for union or combine, while “mudra” is for seal or psychic. Thus, the name is yogamudraasana. Inhale normally in the initial position, and exhale while bending forward. It massages the abdominal organs and also activates the manipura chakra
If you are patient of high BP, back or heart problem, avoid this asana.
“Matsya” is a Sanskrit word implying fish, and “asana” for pose. Matsyana is a pose resembling fish way of relaxation. You have to sit in lotus pose with back bending. It is a back-bending asana with awareness on abdomen, chest and neck. It stirs the anahata chakra.
Avoid if you suffer from hernia, heart disease & peptic ulcer. Pregnant women also avoid this asana.
This lotus pose is similar to streamline-body fish. There is no need to fold legs, as yoga beginners may find it inconvenient or uncomfortable. The back remains off the ground, while lower legs are in touch with the floor. When fish swims, some portion of it remain under water.
Avoid fish pose for beginners if you are heart patient and hernia. Always practice under the supervision of yoga teacher. Pregnant women also avoid this asana.
As you gain mastery over simple asanas, you march forward to spinal-twisting asanas. These are static asanas where movement is less, but need more stability & strength. It belonged to intermediate group of hatha yoga asanas. Both group of asanas induces desired potency needed for “dharana” and “dhyana” (concentration & meditation). It improves your posture and gesture.
“Meru” is a Sanskrit word denote mountain, “wakra” imply for twisted or curved and “asana” for pose. It is a basic spinal twisted pose. You have to retain the breath for few seconds as long you remain in final position. Concentrate on your manipura chakra on the spiritual level.
Avoid if you suffer from severe backaches or neck problems.
“Ardha” is a Sanskrit word stands for half, “matsya” for fish, “indriya” for king and “asana” for pose. It is seated twisted asana and is practiced after meru wakrasana. It stirs the third eye chakra. Always practice after basic bending asanas (forward & backward) are completed.
Avoid if you suffer from hernia, ulcer including pregnant women.
“Parivritti” is a Sanskrit word stands for spiral, “janu” for knee, “sirsa” for head and “asana” for pose. It is a forward bending twisting asana. It is an advanced asana and comes in sequence after forward and backward bending asanas. Bring your awareness at manipura chakra.
If you have complications in back, avoid this asana. Pregnant women also avoid this twisting forward bending posture.