Anjaneya is another name for Hanuman, Hanuman’s mother was named Anjani, and Anjaneya means son of Anjani. In English, this pose is called the Crescent Pose. It gets its name from the shape the body forms when in this asana. One would commonly see Lord Hanuman in this stance, and therefore, the crescent and Anjaneya are connected. This pose is also called the Half Moon Pose in Sivananda Yoga and its likes.
The Benefits Of The Crescent Pose
These are some amazing benefits of Anjaneyasana:
- It makes the gluteus muscles and the quadriceps stronger.
- It gives the hips and hip flexors a good stretch.
- It opens up your shoulders, lungs, and chest.
- It helps you improve your balance.
- It increases your ability to concentrate and also builds core awareness.
- It helps relieve sciatica.
- It stimulates the digestive and reproductive organs.
- If you practice this asana regularly, your body will be toned and energized.
By: Vineeta Tawney
The joining of Udian Bandha, Moolabandha and Jalandhar Bandha together is called triptya. This leads to Kundalini awakening. Uddiyana bandha means to exhale slowly. Moolabandha means narrowing of the anal passage. In Jalandhar Bandha, the chin is kept close to the neck. Posture Trika- to Find mula bandha Taking the first deep breath to this posture, then tied Jalandhar. Then exhale easily. This process is repeated by exhaling i.e. Moolabandha and Jalandhar Bandha with the exterminator. With this, the movement of energy between muladhara and sahastrar is smooth and there is no possibility of any harm due to Kundalini awakening.
What is Chandra Bhedana?
Chandra bhedana is a lesser-known pranayama technique, in which you perform a single nostril breath, inhaling through the left nostril and exhaling through the right nostril. … It is closely related to surya bhedana, which is the sun-piercing breath, and is a parallel technique.
What is Surya Bhedana pranayama?
Surya Bhedana is a warming pranayama, or breathwork, focused on one nostril: the right. Surya, or sun, refers to the right nostril of the nose, which is connected to the Pingala nadi of the body. Bhedana means to pierce or pass through.
The science behind Bhramari pranayama
It works on calming the nerves and soothes them especially around the brain and forehead. The humming sound vibrations have a natural calming effect.
How to do Bhramari pranayama (Bee Breath)
Sit up straight in a quiet, well-ventilated corner with your eyes closed. Keep a gentle smile on your face.
Keep your eyes closed for some time. Observe the sensations in the body and the quietness within.
Place your index fingers on your ears. There is a cartilage between your cheek and ear. Place your index fingers on the cartilage.
Take a deep breath in and as you breathe out, gently press the cartilage. You can keep the cartilage pressed or press it in and out with your fingers while making a loud humming sound like a bee.
You can also make a low-pitched sound but it is a good idea to make a high-pitched one for better results.
Breathe in again and continue the same pattern 3-4 times.
By: Vineeta Tawney
What is shambhavi Mudra?
Shambhavi Mudra is called as ‘the eyebrow center gazing gesture’. It is one of the highly regarded and practices gesture in Yogic and Tantric texts. It is very powerful gesture used in meditation. It is used to bring the mind into a state of balance and experience higher states of consciousness.
What does shambhavi Mahamudra mean?
Shambhavi Mahamudra kriya is a protocol within the Isha Yoga lineage that includes both pranyanama and meditation-based techniques. … Shambhavi Mahamudra is an integrative system of several breathing techniques that incorporate multiple limbs of traditional Raja Yoga or the yoga described by Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras.