What better time than the International Yoga Day to focus on the power of yoga for a healthy mind and body.
Countless yogis step on the yoga mat every day for multiple reasons. Some do it for stress release while others practise it as a part of their daily workout. Regardless of the reasons, there are thousands of unforeseen mental and physical benefits of everyday yoga practice.
On the occasion of International Yoga Day, let’s look at super-effective yogasanas that will keep you healthy and fit:
Easy Pose (Sukhasana)
It is the perfect one for beginners as it is not complex and gives one the desire of comfort. Sukhasana is best done to reduce anxiety, stress, mental exhaustion and calmness. It corrects the body posture and stretches the chest and spine.
Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana)
Down Dog is technically an inversion, since the heart is above the head. Quite possibly the most well-known of all the yoga poses, adho mukha svanasana decompresses the spine and sends fresh oxygen and blood to the brain. This posture benefits the entire body by building stronger hands and wrists, relieving lower back pain and helping a full-body stretch and awakening.
Legs up the Wall Pose (Viparita Karani)
This asana involves the entire body and help to revitalise it. This posture allows blood and other fluids to flow in the opposite direction and helps alleviate headaches, lower blood pressure, and even reduces insomnia.
Boat Pose (Naukasana)
Other than being one of the easiest asanas, Naukasana stretches the abdominal muscles, improves digestion and reduces belly fat. It is also good for improving the efficiency of abdominal muscles.
Butterfly Pose (Baddha Konasana)
This simple stretch involves sitting with legs spread like the wings of the butterfly. Wrap the hands around the feet and straighten the back to feel a stretch in the arms, back and shoulders. It benefits by stimulating blood circulation, and relieving symptoms of menstruation and menopause.