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Yoga Asanas and their health benefits

The World Observed Second International Yoga Day On June 21 With Numerous People Who Participated In The Mega Event. Yoga Would Turn A Mass Movement, Nobody Knew That As Rightly Said By PM Modi In Chandigarh Today On The Occasion.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Hina Khan | Updated on: 21 Jun 2016, 02:55:32 PM
Yoga Asanas and their health benefits

New Delhi:

The world observed second International Yoga Day on June 21 with numerous people who participated in the mega event. Yoga would turn a mass movement, nobody knew that as rightly said by PM Modi in Chandigarh today on the occasion.

As the world celebrates Yoga Day, here we take a look at five commonly performed yoga asanas and their health benefits:

 

 

 

Sukhasana
Sukhasana

Also known as Easy Pose, Decent Pose, or Pleasant Pose it is practiced by sitting in a cross-legged position. The practitioner should ensure to keep his/her spine straight and thus maintain an erect posture while seated with the eyes closed. This Asana is used to cure knee pain.

Surya Namaskara
Surya Namaskara

Alternatively called Salutation of the Sun. A full round of Surya namaskara is considered to be two sets of the twelve asanas, with a change in the second set where the opposing leg is moved first. The asanas included in the sun salutation differ from tradition to tradition. Mostly practiced during the wee hours of morning, it fills you with positive energy.

Shavasana
Shavasana

Shavasana or the Corpse Pose is an important technique that enables total relaxation of the mind and body. It's an excellent way to reduce stress and tension.

Sirsasana
Sirsasana

Performed by doing a headstand, the body is completely inverted, and held upright supported by the forearms, while the crown of the head rests lightly on the floor. It is good for people with high blood pressure, heart palpitations, glaucoma, detached retina, conjunctivitis, brain disease, brain injury, menstruation, severe hypotension or hypertension, hiatal hernia, obesity, neck injury, and back injury problems.

Matsyasana
Matsyasana

Also called Fish Pose, the asana is a a backbend, where the practitioner lies on his or her back and lifts the heart (anahata) chakra by rising up on the elbows and drawing the shoulders back. This improves relieve tension in your neck, throat, and shoulders.

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First Published : 21 Jun 2016, 02:41:00 PM

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