In "The Language of Yoga," Nicolai Bachman suggests deciphering the Sanskrit names of yoga poses by breaking them down into individual words. Understanding each part of the name, he writes, will deepen your appreciation of the richness of yoga's Sanskrit heritage. You don't have to learn the whole language. In fact, with just a small Sanskrit vocabulary, you can decode most yoga pose names.
(veer-ah-bah-DRAHS-anna) Virabhadra = the name of a fierce warrior, an incarnation of Shiva, described as having a thousand heads, a thousand eyes, and a thousand feet, wielding a thousand clubs, and wearing a tiger’s skin
The physical practice of yoga is often times strenuous as it tones the body and increases weight loss. Although many practice yoga because it relieves stress and clears the mind, the added benefit of maintaining a yoga practice is a healthy body. If weight loss is going to improve an individual’s quality of life, then incorporating challenging yoga postures is beneficial for that particular goal. #weightloss #yoga