Yoga is the path to holistic health. Taming your mind, soul and body is an art, Yoga is such an art which allows you to listen to your inner voice, thereby boosting up your health. Yoga practice helps develop the body and mind.
There are numerous postures in yoga which involve one or the other parts of your body from head to toe.
Vrikshasana (Tree Pose)
It is one of the very few standing yoga poses and is popular in modern yoga as exercise. This posture replicates the steady stance of a tree. Unlike most poses, the Tree Pose requires keeping our eyes open in order to maintain body balance. This pose leaves you in a state of rejuvenation. It stretches the legs, back and arms, and refreshes you. It brings balance and equilibrium to your mind and helps in improving concentration.
Sukhasana (Easy Pose)
Sukhasana is a foundational posture used for seated meditation. It may not be as easy as the name suggests, as this posture requires hip flexibility and back strength in order to hold the pose for a longer duration of time. For those used to sitting in chairs, Easy Pose may require extra practice and warm up. It improves posture, strengthens the back, improves concentration and focus and promotes relaxation.
Trikonasana (Triangle Pose)
Trikonasana is one among the cardinal postures in yoga which evokes the flexibility buried deep in your body. This pose comes with a whole lot of benefits- strengthens the legs, knees, ankles, arms and chest; stretches the groins, hamstrings, calves, shoulders, chest and spine; increases mental and physical equilibrium; helps improve digestion; reduces anxiety, stress, back pain and sciatica.
Hastapadasana (Standing Forward Bend)
Hastapadasana is a basic yoga pose which is very effective to cure constipation, hair loss and back pain and increases height. It stretches all the muscles of the back of the body, invigorates the nervous system by increasing the blood supply, makes the spine supple and tones the abdominal organs. Those suffering from high blood pressure, spine problems, hernia, ulcer, cardiac problems should not practice Hastapadasana.
Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog Pose)
Downward Dog is a restorative pose for experienced practitioners, but can be hard work for beginners. This pose leaves you invigorated and rejuvenates the body, lengthens the spine, strengthens the muscles of the chest increasing lung capacity. It brings strength throughout the body especially the arms, shoulders and feet. It helps to tone muscles, increases circulation to the brain, calms the mind and helps relieve headache, insomnia and fatigue.
Gomukhasana (Cow Face Pose)
Gomukhasana can be performed along with a set of different seated asanas. It stretches the arms, triceps, shoulders, and chest. It helps in high blood-pressure and cures stiff shoulders. Reproductive organs are toned and massaged with regular practice.This pose reduces stress and anxiety and is beneficial for those with bad posture. It strengthens back muscles; stimulates kidneys; strengthens muscles of ankles, hips, thighs, shoulders, triceps, inner armpits and chest.
Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)
Cobra Pose is a reclining back-bending asana. It resembles a serpent with its hood raised. Opens up the shoulders and neck. This pose tones the abdomen, strengthens the entire back and shoulders, improves flexibility of the upper and middle back. Further, it expands the chest, improves blood circulation, reduces fatigue and stress and is really useful for people with
respiratory disorders such as asthma.