Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana): How to Do It, Benefits & Precautions

Bhujangasana is a back-bending posture that resembles the cobra with a raised head. This is a posture that is used multiple times in the Surya Namaskar series. It is back bending that helps the heart to open up and face the world. This posture makes one bold, as they are stimulating to expand the heart and encourage inhalation along with embracing life.How to do Cobra Pose?Lie flat on the abdomen in a pronated positionPlace palms beside the chestStabilise the lower back by tucking the tailbone down and engaging the coreWith an inhale, looking at naval life the chest forward and up till the belly comes off the floorMake sure the hips are still on the matIn the end lift the head looking straight at the nose (Nasagrai Drishti)Move the shoulder…
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Yoga for Back Pain: 5 Yoga Poses for Back Pain Relief Quickly

Back pain is becoming very common these days for which most people seek medical help. It can range from a dull constant ache to sudden sharp pain or just a pinching sensation from the lower back going all the way down to the legs.What are the common causes of back pain? Physically unfit: To get proper spinal stability, it is important to have good core strength and flexibility. The core refers to all the muscles around the torso that includes the abdominal muscle, lower back, upper back muscles etc. All of these can be activated by regularly doing some kind of physical practice and Yoga is something that focuses on building both strength and flexibility of these muscle groups thereby improving the safe range of motion of this joint.Weight Gain: Our…
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Why Yoga in Bali?- Best Place To Learn Yoga in Bali

Namaste Yogi, are you ready to find out the best places to learn yoga in Bali?Bali, The Island of the Gods, where a most magical experience awaits your arrival, and yoga in Bali is what is going to open the inner doors to experience.The breathtaking scenery, magnificent mountains, sandy beaches, and lush vegetation is the best place to learn yoga, created by divine intervention. That being said, let us find out what makes Bali tick for yoga.Yoga in Bali comes in a wide variety of stylesDifferent yoga styles are accessories of your inner soul. Some days you feel like ashtanga and some are made for Yin Yoga. Yoga in Bali brings it all to the table, here are the different styles of yoga in Bali:Acro yogaAcroyoga is a mix of…
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Yog Nidra: How to Do It & Benefits

A full day of work and a busy schedule brings loads of stress and exhaustion. It definitely needs deep relaxation. We all deal with two types of stress, i.e. physical stress and mental stress. Don't take fatigue as an easy problem, it's not as easy as it shows. As per The National Safety Council's Fatigue Reports, 13% of workplace injuries are caused by fatigue. It is undoubtedly a dangerous byproduct of a disturbed schedule. It is much important to manage it. Let me tell you, How?But firstly, can you all answer a question? What measures do you take to get away from unnecessary stress and fatigue? 90% of people say by taking a deep sleep or a short nap. Yes, there is no doubt that sleeping or napping will reduce…
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Yoga for Coping with Depression

Yoga for Coping with Depression Depression and anxiety affect millions of people around the world. They're not just sadness, they are often debilitating physical, mental, and emotional changes that can negatively impact people's day-to-day lives. While there are many different treatment options for depression and anxiety, there are numerous ways that yoga can help you recover from them. To help our community heal from depression and anxiety, we've put together a list of the 5 best ways to recover from depression using yoga. You'll learn the most powerful ways our bodies achieve balance and find true wellness through this guided meditation, deep breathing, and stretching routine. Open up the blockages with yoga poses Asana practice helps begin the process of becoming more comfortable in your body, one of the most…
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Yoga Poses for Lower Back Strength

This blog is dedicated to the most missed body part in yoga, lower back strength. Now you might be saying-Why is it the most skipped part? We all do backbend yoga asana, yes we do but we mostly do them to increase the flexibility of the lower back and pay attention to the mechanics of back bending and apply the most missed techniques to strengthen the back.Millions of men and women become the victims of back pain and as we grow old, the situation will continue to worsen and even for the people who are practicing backbend yoga postures, because the spine holds the body together, and only bending it backward won’t cut it.Back pain can be one of the most debilitating types of pain and you are probably reading…
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Meditation Retreat in Bali-find Life Underneath Life Situations

Knowingly or unknowingly the whole world has learned to trust their intellect and mostly rely on information and technology to function in their everyday life. This has surely made us smart and efficient but at the same time, it is also diminishing the power of intuition. We don’t trust our feelings, we have stopped listening to our bodies. So many of us keep working without giving rest to our brains. Have any queries related meditation retreat in Bali? Contact Us 5 CORE REASONS WHY YOU NEED TO TAKE A BREAK IN BALI 1) Become Truly Aware of Your Breathing As Thich Nhat Hanht Said in his book How to Relax- “Your breathing is where you can take refuge. No matter what thoughts, emotions, and perceptions are going on inside you,…
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Chakrasana : How to Do It, Steps, Benefits & Precautions

Namastey Yogis, so you are here to learn more about chakrasana, that’s great. Out of many yoga postures this is one of the most fascinating back bending posture and it’s also a strenuous one. At Bali Yoga Ashram, we have guided and trained so many aspiring yogi’s to do this posture. We are trying to do the same with this blog, so we hope you are ready to learn about all the do’s and don'ts of chakrasana.What is Chakrasana?The name of this asana is quite self explanatory. The word chakra means wheel in english and asana means posture. Hence, the name of the asana is wheel pose in english. It is essentially considered as back bending asana and requires a flexible spine. However, it will be a mistake to think…
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Ujjayi Pranayama: How to Do and Its Benefits

Ujjayi Pranayama is also known as the “Breath of victory”. Jaya means victory and success or “to conquer”, Ujjayi means “One who is victorious”. Another reason why this is called the breath of victory is the expansion in the belly and chest during this type of breathing boosts one’s confidence level and at a deeper level, ujjayi breathing is about achieving freedom from bondage. In Ashtanga practice, ujjayi breathing is followed in every posture that we hold. The smoother the breath, the better the posture, so it definitely plays a very important role in gaining the confidence to go deeper into any asana. Ujjayi breathing is one of the many pranayama practises that help to gain control of your breath and the respiratory system. This breathing is also called "the…
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Why Yoga in Bali?

Bali, a beautiful paradise where you see a perfect combination of rice fields, mountains, and an endless ocean. It is also very well known for the centuries-old temples with beautiful architecture right in the lap of nature. This combination of spiritual experience along with the breathtaking landscapes makes it a great place to refresh and rejuvenate the mind, body and soulBali is a key tourist destination that attracts people from all over the world irrespective of whether they do Yoga or not. It is a place where tourists find a well-balanced combination of peace, calmness, spirituality, adventure and entertainment. It is also well known as “The Island of Gods”, as performing Yoga here takes you to the state of mind where you feel absolute bliss.Bali is also one of the…
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