International Yoga Day 2020: We all know the universal benefits of yoga. Inculcating yoga in your day-to-day life has several advantages, physically as well as mentally. With a hectic schedule and little time for self-care, it is essential to gain stamina to strike a perfect work-life balance. Practising yoga daily will give you the needed strength and energy to tackle a busy schedule easily with a healthy mind and body. The best part, yoga is one such exercise, which requires no tools and equipment. So beat the weekly blues with these six yoga poses to boost your stamina. However, perform each asana with caution.
Paripurna Navasana (Boat Pose): Also known as naukasana, this yoga asana requires a lot of grit and stamina as it targets the thighs and stomach. In this posture, sit with your legs stretched. With your hands pressing on the floor, lift behind your hips and the fingers pointing towards your feet. Exhale, bend your knees a little and try to lift your feet off the floor. This asana is best to lose weight and also an excellent stamina booster.
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Utkata konasana (Goddess Pose): Other than building stamina, this posture helps provide relief from menstrual pain. To ace, this posture, stand straight with your feet separated towards the side. Get into the wide-legged squat position with your arms stretched straight at the shoulder level.
Bakasana (Crane Pose): This asana involves the balancing of the arm. In this posture, use your core to lift your stomach and distribute your weight correctly in Bakasana. Ensure that your arms come in the middle of your thighs. Stay put in the position for over 5 minutes to enhance your stamina and flexibility.
Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (Bridge Pose): An apt asana for beginners, the bridge pose involves the need for lying on the ground in a vertical position. Put your hands on the ground, adjacent to your waist. Slowly raise your lower body upwards. Expect to hold the posture for 5 minutes or more. To improve your stamina, try to increase the time spent doing this asana. This asana helps provide relief from conditions like digestion and sore legs.
Padmasana (Lotus Pose): This posture requires you to sit cross-legged. Bend the right knee and place it on the left thigh and the same with other legs. Once in the position, inhale and exhale slowly. It may seem to be a little complicated in the initial stages, but with practice, this pose can be perfected. This asana is also helpful in reducing belly fat.
Shirshasana (Headstand): Apart from an excellent stamina booster, this asana is helpful to address issues like hair fall. This headstand pose is one of the most-famous asana and also the most complicated to perform. Sit in the vajrasana position, interlock the fingers of both hands and place them in front. Slowly place your head into the hollow of palms. Lift your both legs upwards and try to keep it straight. Ensure that the body is in one line.
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