Today marks the worldwide celebrations of International Yoga Day. Leaving all the gala fest, Yoga has been a part of our ancient system since time unknown. Yoga infuses great synchronization of body with mind, leading to several health benefits. The core Mantra of any Yogasana is well being in totality.
There have been many Yoga poses that have been transcending down the generations. It is important to pick the poses and Asanas that match your current lifestyle.
Too much work and stress has become a part of everyday life these times. Yoga that benefits these so called computer workaholics is now being greatly embraced – one reason, people are heading towards a certain doom and burn out.
Let us come together this International Yoga Day and look at Five Important Poses that greatly uplift the overall health of workaholics. These poses greatly address ailments such as muscular and joint pains, hypertension, headaches, stress and anxiety.
Prishthasana & Padahastasana – Standing Backward and Forward Bend
Stand straight. Now keep your two feet on a hip distance apart. Inhale slowly and deeply. Raise your arms above your head. Keep them in a straight line. Bend backwards to elongate your spine. Exhale deeply and slowly. Ensure that both your head and neck are totally relaxed. Come back to the position, and bend forward to touch your toes. Let your neck and head hag loosely. Try to bend as much as possible in the forward direction. Exhale and get back to the standing position.
Do this 5 to 6 times.
Benefits – Balance, Relaxation, Toning
Vrikshasana – Tree Pose
This is a very popular as well as convenient pose. Keep your feet hip distance apart from each other. Spread out the toes wide and plant firmly to ground. Fold your hands in a Namaste and inhale. Bring one foot up to position it at the center of the other thigh. Exhale and keep your body straight. It is important to maintain the balance as this pose can cause a little bit of shakiness at the beginning. Keep your head up while doing the balancing act. Breathe deeply for 3 counts. Get the foot back to ground and repeat the pose with the other foot.
Do this 3 times
Benefits – Balance, Posture, Toning, Relaxation
Veerabhadrasana – Warrior Pose
Be the warrior with this pose. Keep your legs one more time, at hip distance. Breathe deeply as you bend your right led at the knee. Lift the right foot upwards. Reach out to the back side with right arm and hold your right foot. Lift as much as you can. Bend your body forward and stretch your left arm. Hold the position for 3 breaths.
Benefits – Flexibility, Agility, Blood Circulation
Dhanurasana – Bow Pose
Time to sweat a little more. Lie on your belly on the floor. Keep your arms on the side. Breathe deeply and slowly. Bend your knees and reach towards your hands. Grab the knees with hands at ankles. Flex your feet and lift as much as you can. Balance the weight at the navel. Hold for 3 counts, breathe slowly. Release from the pose slowly as you exhale.
Benefits – Toning, straightening, spine alignment and energy.
Marjariasana – Cat Pose
Once you obtain flexibility with the above Asanas, time is right for the cat pose. Kneel on the ground on all fours. Support the body weight on palms and knees. Place the wrist below the shoulder and spread out the fingers. Keep the knees at hip distance. Inhale and drop your belly towards ground. Keep the spine and head straight and lifted, with chest extending forward. Exhale and arch the spine in the upward direction. Tuck your chin towards chest and suck in the belly. Alternate this with each inhalation and exhalation.
Benefits – Flexibility, Spine alignment, relaxation
The above 5 poses are easy to accommodate in your busy life and are extremely beneficial. Make sure you start with these Asanas today and make a great leap towards overall well-being.