Yogendra Garudasana Cultural Asanas–for extremities. Yogendra Garudasana; the eagle pose. It is important to maintain the flexibility of the body for physical and mental health. The suppleness and elasticity of the extremities as well as freedom of movement for the joints contribute in this flexibility. Yogendra...

Yogendra Bhadrasana; the throne pose. Cultural Asana–for extremities. Ancient India Yoga texts such as the Hatha Yoga Pradipika as well as the Gheranda Samhita mention this asana. Yogi Swatmarama describes it as one of the 4 main Asanas that can be done for prolonged meditation....

Yogendra Vakrasana - the (spinal) twist pose. Cultural Asanas–for torsion of the spine.As the name suggests, it is a simple and easy asana for giving the spinal column a half twist. Classical pose: Starting position:[ordered_list]Sit on the mat, legs fully stretched forward, toes together– pointing upwards and...

Trataka-Yogic Eye Care Yoga Kriyas–simplified hygiene practices.Yogendra Trataka; to gaze. Trataka is a kriya with multiple benefits. Traditionally, it has been practised by Yogis in different ways not only for its beneficial effects on the eyes but also for its tremendous effect on improving concentration.Eye care. Cupping or...

Yogendra Yogamudra Yogendra Yogamudra; the symbol of yoga.  (Cultural Asanas–for forward bending of the spine.) Yogamudra represents the symbol of Yoga. It recreates the human form in its role of being a part of the Divine. It brings about humility in the presence of achievement; grace and...

Viparitakarani - Inverted poseYogendra Viparitakarani; inverted pose. Although apparently a postural exercise, this technique has been spoken of as a Mudra (neuromuscular control). According to the authorities on Hatha yoga, this exercise of inverted balance has been formulated particularly with the object of bringing about inner...