Yoga Asanas for Beginners
Yoga is an incredible practice that works on mind, body and inner soul. It completely rejuvenates and soothes you from inside out. Not only for physical health but yoga is proven to be the best for mental health as well. If you haven’t started it yet, know these basic yoga asanas for beginners and feel the change in you!
1. Tadasana (Mountain Pose)
The word ‘tada’ means mountain and that is why Tadasana is also known as mountain pose. This asana is the standing asana which helps in correcting your body posture. It also strengthens and tones your legs, hips, and stomach.
To perform this asana, stand straight, place your feet slightly apart from each other and rest your hands hanging alongside your body. Firm your muscles in the thighs but do not harden the lower part of your abdomen. Stretch and turn your gaze upwards and breathe. Hold the pose for few seconds and then release.
Uttanasana is also known as Hasta Padasana and is known to be the most powerful stretch. It helps in improving blood circulation and stimulates the kidney, liver and digestive system.
To perform this asana, stand in the tadasana and take a long deep breath. Bend down as you exhale, fold your body at the waist and then place your hands on the floor beside your feet. Hold on for few seconds in this pose and then release.
Bhujangasana or the cobra pose helps in stimulating digestive, reproductive and urinary systems. Not only this, but it also helps in clearing your chest and throat.
To practice this asana, lie down with your stomach facing the ground and stretch your legs out. Place your body weight on the elbows and slowly lift your chest. Take a long deep breath and then release!
4. Baddha Konasana
Baddha Konasana is popularly known as butterfly pose. It helps in improving the reproductive system and reduces the symptoms of menopause and menstruation. When pregnant women practice this asana, it ensures ease in the delivery of the baby.
To perform this asana, sit with the legs stretched, fold your knees and then join your feet at the center. Hold your feet with palms and push your knees down to the ground in a way like a butterfly flaps its wings. Hold the pose for few seconds and then release.
Shavasana or the corpse pose helps in complete body relaxation and is perfect to relieve stress and tensions.
To perform this asana lie flat on your back with your palms and legs open widely and face upwards. The next step is to close your eyes and concentrate on every part of your body. Observe all the sensations in your body, mind, and soul. Stay for a few minutes and then slowly open your eyelids. This asana will make your body happy and healthy for the day!
Balasana is also known as Childs Pose. This asana is a relaxing pose and flexes the internal organs and improves blood circulation. It also helps to relieve stress and tensions.
To practice this asana, come on to all fours, bring your feet together and widen your knees. Place your buttocks on your feet and abdomen on your thighs in a way that your forehead should touch the ground. Stay in position for a few minutes and then come back to normal. Repeat this asana 3-4 times for more effective results.
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