Do you know what inspired the Yogis to come up with many asanas? It was nature, the early yogis were influenced by what was around them. Read - Thread on Yoga!
#Dog - Downward Facing Dog aka Adho Mukha Svanasana. Its a popular pose which is also a part of the Surya Namaskar. This helps to increase flexibility and release tension. If you have dogs around, you would have noticed that dogs stretch their body in this pose.
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#Cow Pose aka Bitilasana & #Cat Pose aka Marjariasana. Usually these two are done together. It helps in spine flexibility. The breathing exercise attached with this helps in relaxation. This is common posture in which the cow stands and cat stretches.
#Cobra Pose aka Bhujangasana
This pose is more like that of a snake where the stomach is on the ground. It is good pose to strengthen the spine.
#Camel Pose aka Ushtrasana
camel pose is very good for stretching the abdomen region, hips, and thighs. The name comes from the shape of this pose which looks like a camel with the hump.
#Turtle Pose - Kurmasana
The pose gets its name as it looks like a turtle, with their nose to the ground and the arms sticking out the bottom and the legs sticking out the top.
#Crow #Crane Pose (Kakasana & Bakasana)
It is more like a bird as one has to balance the whole body on the hands that resembles the birds legs. This gives good balancing power to the body and strength to hands.
#Crocodile Pose aka Makarasana
It is very good resting pose. Just as crocodile raise its body to walk with its limbs, this pose uses ones hand to raise the body.
#Butterfly Pose - Badhakonasana.
This asana is called by this name because of the movement of the legs during the posture that looks like a butterfly flapping its wings. It gives flexibility to the pelvic joints.
#Lion Pose – Simhasana
This is done in the sitting position and the facial expression is like that of a lion. In Sanskrit, Simha means Lion - and this pose mimics the boldness of the king of the jungle and evokes the spirit as that of the animal.
#Peacock Pose - Mayurasana
It is balancing the body with one's hands. Just as the male peacock brings it's whole body parallel to the ground when it wants to make a fast run, this pose will bring the human body parallel to the groud with the support of hands.
There are many other yoga poses that are inspired from various other animals. The purpose of this thread is to understand that we get many direct & indirect benefits from the nature & its creations. Lets protect &value them.
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