Type of yoga asanas
Padmasana – The Lotus Posture
This meditative posture imitates an inverted lotus. The head is held erect and the eyes are closed. Sit in a cross-legged position with the soles of your feet turned upward and heels pressed against the lower side of the abdomen. Keep the spine straight and the eyes closed place your hand on the knees with the palms up. The tip of the index finger and thumb should be touching. This posture promotes balance and harmony
Matsyasana-The Fish Posture
Sit in Padma Sana and bend backwards. Place the elbow on the ground to support yourself. Bend the body until the head touches the floor. Arch the back arch by lifting the neck and end backwards. Place the elbow on the ground to support yourself. Bend the body until the head touches the floor. Arch the back arch by lifting the neck and chest. Increase the back arch by clutching your toes. Hold the left toe with the right hand and the right toe with the left hand.
Position yourself on all four. Keep the hands and knees in alignment with the hips and shoulders. Your back should be flat, with the stomach firm. Straighten the neck and head as you look toward the floor. Take a breath. Then, exhale and arch the back by tucking in the stomach and drawing the chin down to the chest. Return to the flat back position.
Sit comfortably, with both the legs stretched in front. Bend the right leg at the knee and place the foot under the right hip. Next, fold the left leg and place the foot under the left hip. Adjust your feet so that the toes touch each other, and the heels are apart. Keep the knees together and sit between the heels. Place the hands on the thighs and keep spine and neck erect. Hold the pose for a few minutes.
Stand with the feet apart. The space between the legs should be about 3 to 5 feet. Keep the shoulders down and back straight. Exhale and press the right hand and right heel on the floor. Lift the left leg and position it parallel to the floor. Raise the left hand. It should be aligned with the right hand. Bear your weight on the right leg. Stay in this pose for a few seconds.
The Sanskrit word garuda means eagle. Stand with the feet together and the arms by your sides. Draw the left foot upward bending the knee. Wrap the left foot around me non-leg and rest the back of the left thigh on the right thigh. Cross the en elbow over the right one. Join the palms together. Inhale and hold the posture. Exhale and repeat the posture on the opposite side, wrapping the right leg over the left and the right arm over the left.
Utkata Konasana – The Goddess Posture
Press the hips forward and the knees back. Drop the shoulders down and back. Raise your arms to shoulder level and bend them at the elbow. Position your arms so that they appear to be holding a big ball over your head. Look straight ahead with the chin parallel to the floor.