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TNSCC and GTN Arts College organises International Conference 

Tamil Nadu State Chapter of Indian Yoga Association and GTN Arts College (Autonomous), Dindigul jointly held a 2-day International Conference on Physical Education and Yoga recently. The inauguration was presided over by Dr P Balagurusamy, Principal of GTN Arts College. Dr. R. Durai, Director, GTN…

NIRAMAYA offers free training 

NIRAMAYA, Associate Centre of Indian Yoga Association continues to promote yoga and the motto of the Association to uplift the rural sector of the society. Under the rural project Yog-Chetana and Yogabhishek, NIRAMAYA is offering free yoga training to the students. In March, 2024 about…

Yoga & Happiness organises felicitation ceremony 

Yoga & Happiness, Associate Centre of Indian Yoga Association on March 24, 2024, hosted a memorable convocation and certificate distribution ceremony, honoring over 150 candidates who successfully completed their training and received prestigious certificates from both the Yoga Certification Board (YCB) and IYA. The event…

Flax Sesame Crackers 

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18 Apr 2024

Yogavani

Ek Pada Rajapatasana
Practice of the Month

Ek Pada Rajapatasana 

by Sri Krishna Wellness, Yoga and Cultural Centre, Bangalore

Ek Pada Rajakapotasana also known as king pigeon pose is an advanced yoga Asana. The name comes from eka=one, pada=leg, Raja= king, kapota=pigeon.

Technique

Start from downward dog. Bring your right knee in between your hands. Lower down onto the right outer thigh and bring your hip as close to the mat as you can. Your left leg is extended behind you. Stay here for a few breaths.

Then slowly bend your left leg at the knee and try to place your toes on your left arm pit.
Once comfortable, turn your upper body so your shoulder and chest are facing forward. Gently take the right hand off the mat and hold it in chin mudra in front of you.
To come out of the pose, bring your right hand onto the mat, next to your knee. Slowly release the left leg. Bring your left hand next to the knee and slowly take the right leg back to downward dog.
Practice the same with your left knee in between your hands.

Remember

If you cannot bring your toes to your armpit, you can bring your ankle to your elbow or even start slow by holding the ankle.

Benefits and Limitations

Helps tone muscles of the lower back, hip, thighs, neck, shoulder.
Removes stress, fatigue and anxiety.
Avoid practice the asana if you have an injury on your knee, back, neck, shoulder and ankle.

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