Yoga has gained a lot of popularity among believers of both Ayurveda and science as an exercise that benefits your mind and body greatly. Yoga is a vast field that consists of countless yogasana postures to focus on different parts of your health to improve it in a very positive manner. Here are different types of yogasana postures and their benefits:
- Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Dog): Begin by standing with your legs a little far apart and bending your body forwards at the torso on an exhale. Plant your palms on the ground and broaden your shoulders. Make sure your back, arms and legs are straight. Hold this pose. This pose benefits your body by stretching out your arms and lower muscles. It helps in relieving back pain and strengthening your spine. The brain benefits from this as it increases blood flow to it.
- Balasana (Child’s Pose): Kneel and sit on your ankles comfortably. Bend forwards at your torso till your forehead is touching the floor. Keep your hands by your side and hold this pose for a while. This pose relaxes your muscles and stretches your abdominal muscles. This is great for better digestive function, the release of bottled gas and bowel regularity.
- Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose): Lie down on your stomach. Raise your upper body supported by your palms on the mat. Bend your arms slightly at the elbows, make sure your hips are touching the mat and look upwards gently. This is a therapeutic pose for asthma. It stretches the shoulders, chest, abdomen and helps reduce stress and fatigue.
- Virabhadrasana II (Warrior Pose): Stand with your legs far apart and turn your left foot 90° outwards. Raise your arms straight horizontally and bend your left foot at a 90° angle. Look towards your left, turn your right foot slightly inwards and hold this pose. Repeat with your right side. This pose develops body balance and stability. It improves body posture, blood circulation and, as a result, respiration.
- Trikonasana (Triangle Pose): Begin by standing with a wide distance between your legs. Lower your left hand and hold your left ankle with it. Now, raise your right hand, so it is horizontally aligned with your left. Face your right hand, and let your neck relax; make sure none of your joints are bent. This is a good pose to relieve menopausal pain. It improves the digestive, strengthens and tones all your muscles.
- Savasana (Corpse Pose): Lie down on the mat with your arms and legs straight. Close your eyes and breathe naturally, work towards releasing all the stress in your body slowly. Practice this for a few minutes after your yoga session. This is one of the most important yogasana postures; it reduces anxiety and stress, calms your nervous system and lowers blood pressure.
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