Health cannot be defined simply by the shape of one’s body and covers many other aspects. Good health is an individual’s well-being that constitutes your physical health, mental health, emotional and spiritual health. To enjoy the bountiful gift of life, we must start working on being healthy and strong as this will support us as we grow older. A diseased mind or a sick body suffers from being unable to relish the myriad experiences of life. This is why we need to nurture and care for our own well-being. This includes taking care of all the different aspects of mind, body and spirit. Through the help of yoga we can be physically fit, mentally alert, emotionally balanced and spiritually blissful. This is the ancient and divine science that takes care of our whole being. When we are filled with positive energy, we can radiate good vibrations, and handle the day with calmness.
Here are a few asanas by which the practice of yoga can benefit all these facets of your being.
Prapadasana (Tip Toe Pose)
Formation of the Posture
- Begin in Malasana or Vajrasana
- Bring your feet together to slowly lift your heels off the floor.
- Balance body on toes by keeping the back straight
- Bringing your palms together, try to focus between the eyebrows
- Stay in this pose breathing for 10-20 seconds
- To come back, slowly come back to malasana pose.
- Repeat for 3 sets
Breathing Methodology: Inhale as you lift your heels up and breathe normally
Word of Advice: Please avoid if you are suffering from severe leg or hip injuries.
Formation of the posture
- Spread your feet wide and toes pointing inward
- Keep your knees straight
- Place palms down under your shoulders
- Drop your head as low as possible
- Back should be kept straight as possible
- Repeat for up to 3 sets holding for 30 seconds each
Breathing Methodology: Exhale as you squat down and inhale as you open your palms to the sky
Formation of the posture
- Begin in Marjariasana
- Place your elbows down flat
- Spread your fingers apart and point them forward
- Lean forward, shifting the bodyweight on to the triceps
- Try to balance by slowly lifting both feet from the ground, and bring your feet together
- Hold this asana for a while, and all this time try to focus
- Lie down on the back, and take the support of a wall if required
- Keep legs aligned above the hips
- Do deep breathing
- Stay in this posture for 30 seconds, or more till you are comfortable.
Also Read: 5 Restorative Yoga Poses For Immune System
Yoga is a practice that gives innumerable benefits to the practitioner’s physical, mental and emotional states. The various aspects of yogic practice include asanas that can strengthen and tone your body, and make it flexible. Pranayama is regulation of breath that adds vitality to your life; it also helps as a detox mechanism. Meditation techniques provide a sense of calm that soothes your mind and wards away stress. Through the combination of these factors, yoga can reverse and delay the process of ageing. Therefore by starting your practice today, you can increase bone strength, improve organ functions and boost your immunity for a stronger and fitter you!
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