Yoga has been a part of Indian culture since ages, it not only helps us to achieve physical fitness but also to attain mental peace. It’s the secret of Indian sages for their long and healthy life. With the passing era, the whole world has now recognized this form of exercise and is taking its benefits. So today being the International yoga day, I thought of describing a few yoga poses and their benefits.
1. Bridge – Bandha Sarvangasana
The Bridge yoga pose is a great front hip joints opener, it also strengthens your spine, opens the chest, and improves your spinal flexibility in addition to stimulating your thyroid. This pose brings many benefits to your body, such as relief from stress, anxiety, insomnia and it can help with depression.
2. Downward Dog – Adho Mukha Svanasana
The Downward Dog yoga pose lengthens and decompresses the spine, stretches the hamstrings, strengthens your arms, flushes your brain with fresh oxygen and calms your mind.
3.Child Pose – Balasana
The Child Pose is a resting pose useful to relieve neck, back, and hip strain. While in the posture you should have slow are regulated breath; extended arms; resting hips and your forehead should be touching the mat. You can always return to this pose as at it is one of the most restorative and calming poses
4. Easy Pose – Sukhasana
The Easy Pose may seem like an easy pose but it has many benefits for the body. For example, it is a hip opener, it is calming, and it eases the menstrual pain for women in addition to lowering the level of anxiety. (while doing the posture make sure your spine is straightened)
5. Warrior 1 – Virabhadrasana I
The Warrior I is a great pose for those of you who have had a hectic day at work and just need to relax your body and mind. While in this pose you are strengthening your legs, your are opening your chest and shoulders, movements which we usually don’t do throughout our day, but they are necessary for a good posture and peaceful mind. The effects out of this posture are tremendous: it strengthens the muscles of your knees and feet, it stretches your shoulders and spine, and it improves your focus.
6. Warrior 2 – Virabhadrasana II
The Warrior II yoga pose also strengthens your legs and arms, opens your chest and shoulders, and it contracts your abdominal organs. Your breath needs to be regulated, your focus should be on the expansion of your arms which will help you to improve your patience. Keep your self elevated rather than collapsing with your hips – don’t allow gravitation to pull you down. Stay strong.
7. Triangle – Trikonasana
The Triangle is one of those postures that brings to your body many benefits. For example, it improves the flexibility of your spine; it helps with the alignment of your shoulders; it relieves back pain and stiffness in the neck area, but don’t forget you need to practice each posture on the left and right site – balancing your postures is very important. With the practice of this posture you will notice many improvements, but especially for your posture.
8. Four-Limbed Staff – Chaturanga
The Four-Limbed Staff yoga pose strengthens your arms, wrists, and abdomen. It is also a good preparation pose for more challenging arm balancing poses
9. Chair – Utkatasana
The Chair yoga position tones your leg muscles strengthen your hip flexors, ankles, calves and back. It stretches the chest and shoulders. It reduces symptoms of flat feet and it stimulates your heart, diaphragm, and abdominal organs.
10. Tree – Vrksasana
The Tree yoga pose may seem like another easy posture but it is not a resting asana. Your back should be aligned property (extended), your hips should be at one level, and since your stability depends on the distribution of your weight on your standing leg ensure you do while maintaining and improving your balance.
11. Boat – Navasana
The Boat yoga requires for one to be stable (as a boat) which means, straight back, chin looking forward, while knees and arms are locked. This is not an easy posture. Through it, you build strong abdominal and core straight.
12. Crow – Bakasana
The Crow yoga pose strengthens the wrists, forearms, and abdomen while also stretching the hamstring. Balance is crucial for this pose.
13. Arm Balance – Pincha Mayurasana
The Arm Balancing yoga poses are advanced poses. This particular one helps you with the blood flow throughout your body; it calms your mind and it strengthens your arms. If you yet cannot do it as shown, you can always use the wall for support and the benefits are the same.
14. Corpse – Savasana
The corpse yoga pose is one of the most important postures. It is meant to rejuvenate your mind and body after practice while also allowing you to shift your attention to your inner-self. The benefits: lowering your blood pressure, calming you, and giving your body the opportunity to absorb all of the benefits you worked out for.
15. King Dancer – Natarajasana
The King Dancer yoga pose strengthens your legs, improves balance and core strength while also stretches your shoulders and improves your focus. It is one of the most graceful asanas.
Thus I hope it will help you in knowing more about yoga.