Simple Yoga Asanas for Daily Life
Do you know? Why did people in ancient times stay fit and healthy? Their lifestyle is such, also everything was natural and pure at that time. But most importantly, they have included the most important thing in their daily life. That is YOGA.
Some say, Yoga is like today’s GYM but no, there is a lot of difference between yoga and gym. A gym is just a place to build up a beautiful physique. But yoga is an activity where you not only just focus on your physical fitness but also on mental and spiritual growth. With this, we are not saying that the gym is not good. It is good and one should go there for making physical fitness but if you want overall fitness of the body, then go with yoga.
Opting for yoga means helping yourself in every way. If you are feeling physical issues or dealing with mental trauma or having emotional damage, then this is the best activity you should do every day.
We know, confusion doesn’t end here. But, no problem, curiosity brings confusion and we know that now you are curious to know more about yoga. Many consider yoga as a tough practice but yoga is not always about stretching your body to the core. If you also think that yogasanas mean twisted poses of the body, which are very difficult to do, then you need to know more about yogasanas. It has been proved in all the research and studies of the world that by doing yoga regularly, the body remains healthy and reduces the risk of lifestyle diseases like high blood pressure, diabetes, heart attack etc. There are basic asanas too. When you start getting perfection then you can switch to tough asanas. But you know what? You can include yoga in your daily schedule even if you are a novice. So, here in this article, we are telling you some basic yoga asanas which you can practice in your daily life.
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Tadasana (Mountain Pose)
Tadasana acts as the foundation for the body. In Sanskrit, ‘tada’ means ‘mountain’ and ‘asana’ means ‘posture’. That’s why it is also called ‘Mountain Pose’. This is an ideal pose for people with weak back muscles and round backs as it can help restore the body’s natural alignment.
Tadasana is a yoga posture which is very beneficial for our health. Although it is a basic yoga pose and you should not get out of it. Practicing it regularly can improve your health. If you master it, doing other asanas may not seem like a challenge for you.
Vrikshasana (Tree Pose)
Vrikshasana is called Tree Pose in English. It is a type of hatha yoga. It is made up of two words. The first word is “tree” and the second is “asana” i.e. standing like a tree and putting a seat on it. In this, the body has to be balanced and stand like a strong tree. There are many benefits of doing Vrikshasana yoga. Anyone who practices this asana in the right way gets benefitted from this.
Vrikshasana works to calm our minds. So, if you are in your starting period of learning yoga, then this is among the best yoga practices.
Adho Mukho Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog Pose)
Adho Mukho Svanasana is a Sanskrit word where Adho means forward, Mukha means face, Svan means dog and Asana means posture. This posture is called downward facing dog pose because while doing this asana, the same shape is made as the dog makes while bending forward and stretching its body.
It is an important part of Surya Namaskar that benefits you in giving strength to the body. Moreover, it makes muscles flexible. Adho Mukha Svanasana helps in relieving stiffness in the shoulders and elongates the spine and helps to keep the legs straight.
Trikonasana (Triangle Pose)
Trikonasana is made up of two words “trikon” and “asana”. In which “trikon” means three angles and “asana” means pose, thus Trikonasana means three angle pose. While practicing Trikonasana, the body is in a triangle-like posture, due to which this asana is named Trikonasana.
Practicing Trikonasana puts pressure on almost all the muscles of the body, due to which the muscles are strong and flexible. Trikonasana is considered most useful for reducing belly and waist fat. Along with this, the balance of the body also improves with the practice of Trikonasana.
Kursiasana (Chair Pose)
Kursiasana is a yoga which is made up of two words kursi + asana means chair posture. While doing this asana, the shape of the person’s body becomes like a chair. That’s why it is called the Kursiasana or chair pose in English. This is a beginner-level yoga pose that has immense benefits.
Naukasana (Boat Pose)
Naukasana is an important yogasana among the asanas performed lying on the back. This posture is called Naukasana because it is shaped like a boat. It is also called Navasan. Its benefits are amazing. This is a very effective yoga practice to reduce belly fat. It keeps the digestive system healthy as well as holds benefits from head to toe. Whatever its benefits are to be counted, it is less. Therefore it is necessary that every yoga practitioner should practice this yoga asana regularly.
Note: Though the asanas are of beginner level yet it is better to take a class first from a professional teacher or a school.