Mandukasana is derived from Sanskrit word which means a pose of a frog. When we reach the last stage of this pose we resemble the pose of a frog. But why Mandukasana name is given to this position. It is because when this word is joined by 2 words “Maduk” means frog and asana means yoga position. This asana should be practiced on everyday basis if you want to make your internal organ strong. This asana can be done by people of all ages but one should teach this asana to kids at early age as this will be very much beneficial to them. There is another frog like asana which is also called as Bhekasana.
Bhastrika is one of the important pranayam. It enhances our energy levels. It purifies our blood and get rid of toxins from our body. Sanskrit word for Bhastrika means breathing like bellows. As many might know bellow means the instrument which is used to deliver additional air to fuel and raising the rate of combustion and thereby increasing the heat. Hence this pranayam is called yoga breath of fire as this increase heat in our body by doing this yogic breathing which involves fast breathing and exhaling.
Padmasana is a pose of yoga which has immense benefits. It is an extremely powerful pose. Padmasana comes from Sanskrit word which means the Lotus flower. It is a simple posture. Padmasana ensure that you have done sufficient warm up and are comfortable in few of elementary postures. It was originated in ancient time to do meditation practice. By doing this asana it helps in improving the breathing in body. This pose is also good for women’s as by doing this yoga it helps in connecting your mind, body and soul.
Kapalbhati is one of the important and effective pranayam today. It is a breathing technique which involves fast, breathing in by using belly muscles and then breathing out at quick pace. It is a Sanskrit word wherein “Kapal” means ‘forehead’ and “Bhati” means ‘shining’. It also known to generates heat in the body.
In our day to day life when we do several activities at one time, working in hotter environment or when there is change in weather. We tend to get tired as our body works in and out. Hence we need to put some time to cool down and rest. Sheetali Pranayama is yogic way to cool down your body. Sheetali means “the one that cools you down”. ‘Sheet’ in Sanskrit means cold. Also this pranayama is called Sheetali as when we do this pranayama we make a small hissing sound like “Si…Si..”. Doing this activity regularly will relax and remove excess body heat.