Rishikul Yogshala Rishikesh

Flight of Wisdom: The Spiritual and Physical Benefits of Eagle Pose

Flight of Wisdom: The Spiritual and Physical Benefits of Eagle Pose

Garuḍāsana is derived from two Sanskrit words- Garuda means ‘Eagle’ and Asana means ‘Meditative Pose’. According to ancient tradition, Garuda is the King of the Birds. The Eagle pose, which has been inspired from the legendary Garuda itself, is a beneficial practice for the body, mind and energy. As a power animal, the Eagle is most frequently associated with Wisdom, …

Gomukhāsana and the Spine: Aligning for Balance and Posture

Gomukhāsana and the Spine: Aligning for Balance and Posture

Gomukhāsana is derived from the Sanskrit words Go  meaning “Cow”, Mukha meaning “Face”  and āsana meaning “Meditative Pose”. The thighs and calves are placed on top of each other in such a way that they are wide at one end and tapering at the other. Performing this asana, the body resembles a cow’s face.  Gomukhasana is considered one of the most important asana …

Unleashing Your Inner Cobra: The Significance and Advantages of Bhujangasana

Unleashing Your Inner Cobra: The Significance and Advantages of Bhujangasana

The name Bhujaṅgāsana is derived from the Sanskrit words Bhujanga means “Snake” or “Cobra” and asana means “Meditative Pose”. This pose resembles a cobra with its hood raised. Symbolically this pose encourages developing your self-awareness.  The snake relies on its surroundings and its vibrations and uses it as a compass to find its direction. It reminds us to move forward, …

Dolphin Pose - A Great Prep for Forearm Stand and Headstand

Dolphin Pose – A Great Prep for Forearm Stand and Headstand:

Nestled in the foothills of the gorgeous Himalayas, Rishikesh is the ideal destination for yoga seekers, with the Ganges River flowing with ancient wisdom. Global enthusiasts gather here for life-changing encounters, frequently engaging in Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh. Of all the asanas included in a yogi’s practice, Dolphin Pose stands out as a fundamental asana. It is a strong …