Yoga is one of the oldest forms of spiritual exercise that has long been used to heal both body and mind. While for some it’s a way to stay healthy, for others it’s a combination of discipline that paves the way to enlightenment.
The miraculous benefits of yoga have come to light recently even after it was centuries old. Now people not only in India but all over the world have turned to Yoga in parallel with incorporating Yoga into daily life. With immense convenience this section has emerged as a modern day medicine for many problems faced by people.
On the International Day of Yoga, let us look at some of the best yoga poses or asanas you must try.
MOUNTAIN POSE (TADASANA)
To scold, first pick up the toes and put them back on the ground with a foam. Try pulling up by attaching the muscles in front of the feet. Then turn the thigh swaying in while maintaining the natural curve of your spin. Adjust shoulders towards shoulders before moving back the shoulders. Check the alignment points and breathe 5-10 in this condition.
DEEP BREATHING (PRANAYAMA)
While sitting in this seat, breathe still with both nostrils and breathe until the lungs have the strength to hold your breath for a second then shrink to take some breath behind the neck. Repeat the exercise by breathing slowly. Pranayama Sata helps in maintaining the balance of natural respiratory cycle as well as eases mental and physical balance so that no stress is created.
CAT POSE (MARJARIASANA)
Get on all fours with hands and knees on the floor and spine in neutral position. Lift your head, relax your shoulders, and look straight. Exhale while switching to the cat pose. Make your spine bend outwards and tuck in the tailbone. Release the head toward the floor and relax.
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COBRA POSE (BHUJANGASANA)
While lying down, facing the floor, place your palms flat on the ground under your shoulders. Keep your neck in neutral position and anchor the pubic bone to the floor. Inhale while lifting the chest off the floor while keeping the elbows still hugging your sides. Exhale while gazing at the floor and neck in the neutral position.
DIAMOND POSE (VAJRASANA)
Sit on a flat surface or floor while kneeling and fold the knees and ankles backwards. The feet should be in line with the legs while facing upwards. Place your buttocks on the heels and sit back on your legs while exhaling. Keep the spine, head, and neck straight and close your eyes before deep breathing.
Place your right palm on right knee and left palm on left knee. Keep the chin parallel to the floor and look straight. Breathe in and out at a natural pace. Then, inhale deeply while counting till four and exhale slowly for eight counts.