“Yoga means addition – the addition of energy, strength, and beauty to body, mind, and soul.” In the current era where everyone is running a mad race for success, people usually ignore their health, but this yoga day, let’s promise ourselves that our health will be our utmost priority. Here are 7 simple Asana that will help you achieve your goal.
TADASANA ASANA(Palm Tree Posture)
This Asana teaches one to attain stability and firmness and forms the base for all the standing asana. It helps to clear up congestion of the spinal nerves and corrects faulty posture. It also helps to increase height up to a certain age.
TRIKONASANA (The Triangle Posture)
This Asana prevents flat foot and strengthens calf, thigh and waist muscles, makes the spine flexible and improves lungs capacity. It is advised to avoid this posture in case of slip disc, sciatica, and after undergoing abdominal surgery. Do not go beyond limits and overdo the lateral stretch.
VAJRASANA ASANA (Thunderbolt Posture)
This Asana strengthens thigh muscles and calf muscles and is good for digestion. It also provides a firm base to the spine and keeps the spine erect. Those who are suffering from knee pain and ankle injury should avoid this practice.
BHUJANGASANA ASANA (The Cobra Posture)
This Asana is best for stress management. It reduces abdominal fat and alleviates constipation. It also helps to remove backache and bronchial problems. Those who have undergone abdominal surgery should avoid this āsana for 2-3 months.
PAVANAMUKTASANA ASANA (The Wind Releasing Posture)
This Asana helps remove constipation; gives relief from flatulence, decreases the bloating sensation in the abdomen and aids digestion, Offers deep internal pressure, massage and stretching of the highly complicated network of muscles, ligaments, and tendons in the pelvis and waist region. It tones up the back muscles and spinal nerves.
SAVASANA ASANA(The Dead Body Posture)
This Asana helps to relieve all kinds of tensions and gives rest to both body and mind, relaxes the whole psycho-physiological system. It is found very beneficial in the management of stress and it’s consequences.
In this Asana, breath should be slow, steady and controlled. It should not be forced or restricted in any way. The main purpose of this pranayama is to purify the principal channels of carrying energy called Nadi’s. hence nourishes the whole body. Induces tranquillity and helps to improve concentration. Increases vitality and lowers the level of stress and anxiety. It also elevates cough disorders.
All these Asana have been listed in the YOGA PROTOCOL BY MINISTRY OF AYUSH. You can check the complete protocol here.