Welcome to Ashtanga Yoga Collection Project!
At AYA, we are attempting to demystify any secrets and misgivings about Ashtanga Yoga.
The following article will try to provide comprehensive and neutral information from various subject-matter experts about Ashtanga Yoga Postures and Practices. We have called this 'Ashtanga Yoga Collection' Project. This project aims to become a ready-reckoner and a reference for yoga teachers and enthusiasts training in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. Although it is not an open forum, we invite participation from Ajarya Teachers as also yoga teachers from all over the world. All your submissions will be reviewed by our panel before they are published online.
Benefits and Contraindications:
- Sit in Padmasana.
- Insert an arm between the thigh and calf of each leg and bend the elbows under the calves.
- Fold the arms upward and raise the legs.
- Hold the ears, balancing the whole body on the coccyx.
- The eyes may be open or closed.
- Maintain the final position for as long as is comfortable.
- Let go of the ears, lower the legs and slowly release the arms from the legs.
- Cross the legs the other way around and repeat the pose.
- This asana may also be performed lying on the back.
- It relaxes the whole spine, especially the muscles of the lumbar spine.
- Helpful for abdominal cramps and strengthens all abdominal muscles.
- It cleans and tones the liver and spleen and strengthens the uterus and rectum.
- It activates the first three chakras.
- Garbha Pindasana is very effective in opening the hip joints even further making your lotus more comfortable.
- This asana is believed to help in a spiritual union between one's mind and soul.
- The abdomen remains shapely and slim due to total contraction during the posture.
- The digestive system of the body improves due to the regular practice of this posture It also treats all kinds of stomach illnesses.
- The yoga posture provides exercise to both the upper and the lower body of the performer.
- This asana should not be practiced with problems of the hips, knees or ankles.
- This asana should not be practiced if any abdominal surgery is done recently.
- The Posture of Embryo in the Womb has been demonstrated by Ms Niharika Raval, who is a part of Yoga Archanam Project at Surendranagar, Gujarat, India, pursuing PhD in Dance.
- The Garbha Pindasana Procedure has been provided by Sri Viral Raval, who is a part of Yoga Archanam Project at Surendranagar, Gujarat, India, pursuing PhD in Yoga.
- The limitations and benefits of Garbha Pindasana been given by Ms Niharika Raval.
- The Physiology of Garbha Pindasana been designed and provided by Dr E Amaravathi, a Master in Physiotherapy currently pursuing PhD in Yoga and also teaching at Ajarya Yoga Academy
- The Scientific Explanation and Clinical Significance (available only to registered Ajarya teachers) of Garbha Pindasana been provided by
Dr E Amaravathi,teaching currently at Ajarya Yoga Academy
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