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Yoga and its benefitsThursday June 20, 2019 at 11:19 am
Yoga is one of the most premier ways to stay fit and healthy and is wildly popular all over the world. Originated from the Sanskrit word ‘Yoke’, Yoga means to attain complete self-realization.
The benefits of yoga are also widely documented and it can greatly improve your strength, flexibility, and balance with regular practice. Yoga also helps to reduce stress, relax your thoughts, and helps you loosen up overall. However, a lot of us practice Yoga regularly for various reasons but the results don’t match our expectations. Therefore, it’s important you choose a style that is in sync with your current fitness levels, needs, and personality. Also, you definitely need to learn the correct ways to employ the
Hence, we have hand-picked some of the top yoga postures and each of them is meant to provide certain benefits for your health.
1. Hatha Yoga:
Hatha Yoga is a comprehensive term for all the yoga postures that involve physical practice. Hatha yoga is best for beginners as the pace is far slower than the other styles. The practice involves having to hold a pose involving hands for a few breaths and focuses a lot of meditation and correct breathing, including postures. This Yoga pose alleviates back pain, corrects our postures and enhances our overall figure. It relieves stress, anxiety, and anger. Not only that, but it is also good for our heart and lungs. It allows proper blood circulation and better metabolism.
2. Kundalini Yoga :
This is considered to be one of the most mysterious yoga postures and very spiritual in content. This form can physically be demanding and mentally challenging and involves a lot of meditation, chanting, mudras and breathing exercises. The whole point is to improve your spinal cord flexibility and release all the ‘kundalini’ energy accumulated in the lower spine. It is also a great
yoga posture to remove your lower belly fats. This style is for those who are looking for more than a workout.
3. Adho Mukha Savasana :
The Downward Dog yoga pose lengthens and decompresses the spine and alleviates back pain greatly. It stretches the hamstrings and also strengthens your arms for proper flexibility. Not only that, it is known for providing a toned upper body. It is a great way to relieve your mind as it flushes your brain with fresh oxygen. You can also lose a sufficient amount of weight through this posture.
4. Sukhasana :
Easy Pose seem to be very simple and has many health benefits. It is a hip opener and allows to ease our menstrual pain to a great extent. In addition, it also lowers the level of anxiety. (while doing the posture make sure your spine is straightened) If you often face the problem of lack of concentration, doing this yoga pose every day can help you to the highest level as it’s the sole method to incorporate concentration.
5. Bikram Yoga :
Created by yoga guru Bikram Choudhury, the key feature of this practice is to do a set of poses in a room heated to 41 degrees centigrade and 40 percent humidity. In a 90-minute sequence, there are 26 basic postures that are done twice and two breathing exercises. The heat makes you sweat excessively thereby getting your body rid of toxins and excess fats while the
postures grind every part of your body and bring oxygenated blood to all your internal organs. This is a strenuous yoga posture and you need to drink plenty of fluids to rehydrate yourself.
Kapalbhati is considered to be the favorite of most Yoga Gurus as it’s not only comparatively easier to perform but comes with tons of benefits. If performed 500 times a day in a 20- minute sequence, you can lose up to 5kgs per week. Not only that, it improves your cardiovascular health and a very good measure for cholesterol patients. It reduces the risk of hernia
and thyroid. It improves blood circulation and improves digestion systems. The benefits of Kapalbhati are exemplary and plenty to be named.
7. Bandha Sarvangasana :
The Bridge yoga pose is a great front hip joints opener. It is known to strengthen your spine and improve your spinal flexibility in addition to stimulating your thyroid. It allows you to breathe easily and thereby, improve your respiratory system and prevents clogging. This pose brings many benefits to your body, such as relief from stress, anxiety, insomnia and it deeply alleviates anxiety and depression.