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Yoga Asanas Sanskrit Names

Yoga Asanas Sanskrit Names : Sanskrit is the classical Indian language still used in yoga asanas to define poses and practices. The names of yoga asanas are most commonly from four categories: anatomy; animals; sages and deities; and objects. Additionally, names of poses are further broken down into numbers and characteristics of the pose.Yoga AsanasJust about all yoga poses end with the suffix ‘asana’ which means ‘pose’.  If the yoga pose is named after nature it is necessary to know all the different parts of nature to know the name of the  yoga pose. ‘Vrksa’ means ‘tree’, so ‘vrksasana’ translates as ‘tree pose’, and ‘baka’ means ‘crane’, hence ‘crane pose’. Similarly it is necessary to know the Indian sage names to know the  yoga poses designated in their honour.

Standing Yoga Asanas Sanskrit Names

English Name Sanskrit Name
Standing Sideways Bending One arm Konasana
Sideways Bending Using Both arms Konasana 2
Standing Spinal Twist Katichakrasana
Standing Forward Bend Hastapadasana
Standing Backward Bend Ardha Chakrasana
Triangle Pose Trikonasana
Warrior Pose Veerabhadrasana or Virabhadrasana
Standing Forward Bend with Feet Apart Parsarita Padotanasana
Tree Pose Vrikshasana
Reverse Prayer Pose Paschim Namaskarasana
Eagle Pose Garudasana
Chair Pose Utkatasana

Sitting Yoga Asanas Sanskrit Names

English Name Sanskrit Name
One-Legged Forward Bend Janu Shirasasana
Two-Legged Forward Bend Paschimottanasana
Upward Plank Pose Poorvottanasana
Sitting Half Spinal Twist Ardha Matsyendrasana
Butterfly Pose Badhakonasana
Lotus Pose Padmasana
One-Legged Pigeon Pose Eka Pada Raja Kapotasana
Camel Pose Ustrasana
Child Pose Shishuasana
Mill Churning Pose Chakki Chalanasana

 Lying down on stomach Yoga Asanas Sanskrit Names

English Name Sanskrit Name
Side Plank Pose Vasisthasana
Downward Facing Dog Pose Adho Mukha Svanasana
Dolphin Plank Pose Makara Adho Mukha Svanasana
Cat Stretch Marjariasana
Bow Pose Dhanurasana
Cobra Pose Bhujangasana
Sphinx Pose Salamba Bhujangasana
Superman Pose Viparita Shalabhasana
Locust Pose Shalabasana

 Lying down on back Yoga Asanas Sanskrit Names

English Name Sanskrit Name
Boat Pose Naukasana
Bridge Pose Setu Bandhasana
Fish Pose Matsyasana
Wind-Relieving Pose Pavanamuktasana
Shoulder Stand Sarvangasana
Plow Pose Halasana
Lying-down Body Twist Natrajasana
Lying-down on sides Vishnuasana
Corpse Pose Shavasana
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Meditate – “look younger”

Meditation is not really forcing your mind to be peaceful it is finding the quiet that is already within you. Peace and quiet makes your mind “thoughtless” and relieves you of guilt, resentment, anger and unfulfilled hopes. Migraine depression and high blood pressure vanish and the immune system gets strengthened.

ROSY lips, glowing cheeks, sparkling eyes and a radiant face will become a reality with you also if you meditate for a few minutes daily. You will improve your general health and productivity.

A glowing skin is more attractive than the shape or height.

Most health-conscious ladies, film stars and models meditate for a few minutes besides regular exercise. Yogic exercises, along with meditation, make a wonderful combination for perfect health.

You are more relaxed during meditation than you are in deep sleep. That is because meditation increases alpha and theta brain waves. The brain functions more intelligently and the grasping power increases. This is very beneficial for students.

If you wish to have transcendental and spiritual gains of meditation it is important to seek a qualified meditation teacher whose spiritual tradition you respect. At the same time there are meditation techniques which can be learnt right now step by step.

Before starting meditation, you must always keep in mind that you are not only a body but also a soul or spirit. You must hold a thought in your mind that you as a soul and spirit is connected to the centre of the cosmos from which your soul and other souls have originated like the rays of the sun are connected to the centre of the sun.

Now if all the souls have a common origin, it is also a fact that all the souls have an inter-relationship. You must have a firm belief that you have access to the central source of your spirit origin where all love, life, tranquillity and wisdom are available in abundance. Gradually, along with this growing consciousness of oneness with the centre of the Cosmos and with the universe, you will also find that your capacity to visualise beauty, prosperty and peace for you and your loved ones and friends increases.

Next, you have to take in posture may be in ‘Sukhasana or Padamasana or Shavasana. In Shavasana posture you will have a relaxation which would be much better in quality than what you get from any other postures. If you do not know any of these asanas, do not bother you could sit in a comfortable position anywhere, any time of day.

Whether lying or sitting you must have the thought that you are one with your source. Now with closed eyes start to breathe, lightly and easily. You should be aware of your breathing. Feel that fresh air is entering your nostrils and then flowing down to your lungs. Just breathe normally.

When you exhale, let your attention follow the air-up out of the lungs and softly through the nostrils. Nothing is forced here. The breath is moving gently and easily, your mind is following it softly. The air you breathe is the prana or life force. Just repeat this exercise of breath awareness for a few minutes.

Next, you allow your mind to travel from the toes of your feet upward to the summit of your head. Allow your mind to dwell for a few seconds on each part of your body. You will feel yourself, the supply of blood to the part where your thought dwells will increase. When your mind dwells on a particular part of your body, a blood flow to that part increases and cells receive more oxygen and other nutrients in abundance. When you send your mental thoughts to your body parts for health and beauty you send life force also to those parts, through the blood.

At the end of your practice, chant Om as many times as you can. Inhale deeply, then chant Om while exhaling slowly. Besides the spiritual benefits recitation of word Om removes the diseases of nose, throat, liver stomach etc. It also purifies blood.

As you gain experience with meditation, you will begin to feel the re-appearance of youthfulness and vitality. You will look many years younger to your real age. Just tap the universal energy for a few minutes daily.

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Fear of Number 13

Fear of Number 13 or Friday the 13th phobia has its roots in the early days of Christianity. There were 13 people at Christ’s Last Supper before his captivity, and then He was crucified on a Friday. Since number 13 is regarded as an ominous and unlucky. The latest example of ill-fated Apollo 13 lunar mission, which was, aborted en route to the moon in 1970 because of a fuel cell in the service module. The flight left the launching pad at 13 minutes after the hour on April 13.In China also, 13 was regarded as a number of obstacles.

In the ancient religion of Mexico, number 13 were considered the most fortunate number- since it symbolizes the Sun, the male and positive energy. In the Cabala, 13 are not regarded as unlucky. In the second book of the Moses, one can study of the 13 attributes of God (Exodus34: 6-7). In numerology, it is a number of practical, alert, and intelligent. Those born on this date are very successful in scientific research and development. Their interests in religion and philosophy can bring them great fame and siddhis/ riddhis (powers that are believed to be supernatural)

Are you more adamant about your fear of number 13? Would you consider living on floor marked 13 in unit 13? Most of the scientist world does not offer you any solid proof, but stating it is simply a superstition phobia. For centuries, the scary combination of Friday the 13 has portended misfortune to many across this world. The number 13 by itself have led many high-rise buildings to number of their floors 12 to 14. Although the West is famous for scientific technological wizardry and education, the number 13’s superstition still has a powerful hold on many aspects of everyday life. It seems to be that even concern authorities and governments recognize the power of this number and willing to bend the rules. Perhaps numbers do have their strengths.

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Ten Commandments

Ten Commandments are precious reminders to one itself to live your life fully being an aware entity rather than living through the dogma of a religion which plants fear and hatred among humanity, offers no direction to enlightenment, often preaches a superior or inferior complex among themselves, and shows little or no compassion for other creatures created by GOD.

  1. Life is a gift, accept it wholly. It comes with joy and suffering, drama and trauma, ups and downs. Enjoy living every moment of it.
  2. You are part of HIS creation and He is part of you, look within, your consciousness is the built in apparatus which tells you when you are on the right or wrong path.
  3. Truth is in present; your existence, quest for material gains, love, pleasure, power, survival, pain, denials and more.
  4. Your body is the church, admire it, accept it, respect it, and enjoy it. It is much more than the five senses, skin and bones, brain and mind. It has the power to achieve enlightenment.
  5. Live your life being an awake and aware being. Absolutely free from the fear of man made dogma of sins to get control of you in any manner. They will try to cage you in a form of guilt to join the masses, but don’t forget, you belong to yourself first.
  6. Life is the only teacher who teaches you the real truth. What you learn from others is their experience of life, which may not apply to you. Your personal experience will always be very unique, one of its own kind.
  7. Beware of the enemies within you; ego, lust, greed, anger, possessiveness, reactions, expectations. You are like a traveler embarking on a journey of life; these elements can put you through self-made sufferings to which there is no end.
  8. Love yourself before loving others, it has lot deeper meaning than you can imagine while reading this phrase. Your Love will reflect possessiveness if your own feelings are being insecure towards you.
  9. Both GOD and Life exist in present, full of energy, part of each other, to be experienced now. It is here and now. Enjoy them all.
  10. The law of Karma applies to everyone, the law of Mother Nature, to each action there is equal and opposite reaction. No one is above the basic laws, no exceptions. Be aware of your existence and your actions!
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Happy Hour – Astro-forces Reflects

In Astrology is there such a thing as “Happy Hour”, asks a scientist to a Yogi. The answer is “yes”, but with a caution. Knowing the map or blueprint before starting a journey leads you to your destination in less time, and causes minimal or no confusion. Just like a sunny day changes our mood to rainy day, each hour has its own impact on us. It can be beneficial and has the same impact as the lunar cycle.

The following is the brief interpretation of the planets:

The Sun:

Energizing and fortifying, masculine principle is associated with dignity, health, leadership, ego and capacity for experience. The sun hour is great for seeking a job, buying/trading funds, asking for a favor, signing contracts, and approaching your supervisors/or authorities for favor.

The Moon:

The feminine principal, receptive and nurturing associates with cycles, habits, reflex actions, desires, fertility and need to be touched physically, emotionally, spiritually. The moon hour is great for dealings with female energy, research, asking a favor, quarries, short travel, and visiting.

The Mercury:

Influences reasons, though, local travel, active dexterity, intellect, and communications. The mercury hour is best for intelligent communication either in writing or in person and for planning an event. Take caution though, read each word before signing or answering.

Venus:

Gentile, sensuous and the mask of love, arts, affections, pleasure, morality, and socializing. The Venus hour is fantastic for socializing, travel by land, and dating.

Mars:

Active and ready to compete with power, courage, self esteem assertiveness, and initiation. The Mars hour can be the most unfavorable which can bring pain, fights, and slanders. But used wisely it can help you get through difficult situations at times.

Jupiter:

Broad-minded Jupiter aspires to philosophy, benevolence, prosperity, optimism and long distance travel. The Jupiter hour is especially favorable for financial deals and gains, and collecting overdues.

Saturn:

Persistent and wise, it is the silent hour to realize the truth, aging, ambition, responsibility karma, and career. It also honors selling land and earthly goods.

The table below indicates the hour by different astral forces. The hour of sunrise may be found out by consulting the local almanac or daily newspaper.

 
AFTER SUNRISE SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
1st Hour SUN MOON  MARS MERCURY JUPITER VENUS SATURN
2nd Hour VENUS SATURN SUN MOON MARS MERCURY JUPITER
3rd Hour MERCURY JUPITER VENUS SATURN SUN MOON MARS
4th Hour MOON MARS MERCURY JUPITER VENUS SATURN SUN
5th Hour SATURN SUN MOON MARS MERCURY JUPITER VENUS
6th Hour JUPITER VENUS SATURN SUN MOON MARS MERCURY
7th Hour MARS MERCURY JUPITER VENUS SATURN SUN MOON
8th Hour SUN MOON MARS MERCURY JUPITER VENUS SATURN
9th Hour VENUS SATURN SUN MOON MARS MERCURY JUPITER
10th Hour MERCURY JUPITER VENUS SATURN SUN MOON MARS
11th Hour MOON MARS MERCURY JUPITER VENUS SATURN SUN
12th Hour SATURN  SUN MOON  MARS MERCURY  JUPITER VENUS