Yoga is an ancient form of exercise and way of living that focuses on your mind, body and soul. It’s a holistic practice for all ages. The word ‘Yoga’ has been derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Yug’ which refers to the union of our individual consciousness and the universal consciousness.
1. Surya Namaskar
According to various experts surya namaskar is a great way to keep your body active as it helps in exercising all possible areas of your body. It helps in strengthening your skeletal system including ligaments and also aids in easing stress and anxiety.
It comprises a series of twelve different yoga poses that focus on various parts of body. What makes surya namaskar great for the entire body is the fact that it involves twelve different poses encompassed in one – for example, basic prayer pose, forward bend and the bhujangasana (cobra pose).
2. Setu Bandh (Bridge Pose)
This asana is good for thighs, lower back and the core. For doing this asana, lie down on your back and bend your knees so that your feet’s rests on the floor. Keep the same distance between your feet and buttocks as your hands. Now, try to lift your body in the upward direction. Do this for 10-15 times & then release.this is best pose for weight loss.
3. Urdhva Mukha Svanasana(Upward Facing Dog Pose)
To increase the strength and lightness of this pose, push from the backs of your knees along the calves and out through the heels. The tops of your feet will press more firmly against the floor; as they do, lift the top sternum up and forward.this pose best benefit is improve posture and this pose most help is Therapeutic for asthma.
4. Simhasana (Lion Pose)
Simhasana Pose also known as Lion Pose.This asana is known to tone the facial muscles and is a good stress buster too. It is a basic pose, and anyone can do it, irrespective of their age. When you sit in the Lion Pose and stick your tongue out, your facial muscles, along with the thorax and spine, are stretched.
5. Mayurasana(Peacock Pose)
Mayurasana is alson known as Peacock Pose.Shed those extra kilos around the stomach by practicing Mayurasana. Kneel down and sit on your heels. Keep your hands on the floor, fingers pointing towards your body, thumb outwards and palms pressed against the ground. Place elbows in such a way that they are pressed against your belly. Straighten your legs from behind and stretch them. Lift your body up, on your hands and legs. Remember to keep your body and legs be parallel to the floor.