Thursday, December 9, 2010

Hearty Handmade Shop is closed

I am sad to announce that Hearty Handmade Shop is closed with effect from today.  Because my dear neighbour Yan Xian is getting married and will be moving out soon.  She has decided to discontinue with this online shop.  It is sad that we have to part as we have been neighbour for 30 yrs old.  I would like to wish her all the best and happiness be always with her.

We are sorry if we have disappointed anyone of you who are interested to place order with us.  Thank you for your interest in our handmade products and support. 

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Yoga Posture: The Revolving Lateral Angle (Parivrtta Parsvakonasana)

Picture 1

Parivrtta means revolved, turned round or back.  Parsva means side or flank.  Kona is an angle.  This is the revolving lateral angle posture and can also known as cross lateral angle posture.

This pose being a more intensified one than Parivrtta Trikonasana (The Lateral Angle), has a greater effect.  The hamstrings, however, are not stretched as much as in Parivrtta Trikonasana.  The abdominal organs are more contracted and that aids digestion.  The blood circulates well round the abdominal organs and the spinal column, and they are thus rejuvenated.  The asana helps to remove waste matter from the colon without strain.

Picture 2

Beginners may want to bring the hands together in prayer position in front of the sternum (picture 1) instead of extending the arms (picture 2).

This posture encourages the lungs and ribs to expand.

Note: Please perform the yoga under the guide of a certified yoga teacher especially for beginner. You are at your own risk and responsible if you perform on your own. Whatever provided here is just act as an information.

Source from Light onYoga by B.K.S. Iyengar
                      Ashtanga Yoga for Women by Sally Griffyn & Michaela Clarke