In today's time, modern lifestyle is throwing many negative impacts on health, physically, socially and emotionally. Using latest technologies have made the life easier but spending most of our time in front of these machines and sitting for long hours in the office are throwing negative impacts on the health. It is essential to keep our body working properly in order to decrease the risk of health issues. Also, the fast lifestyle that is driven by science and technology has become a reason for stress among people.
Yoga is considered as a most effective way to add positivity in life. Yoga improves the posture, increases the intake of oxygen and enhances the functionality of the organs of the body. It is equally beneficial for the mind as well as it calms the mind and helps in curing behavioural disorder such as stress, depression, nervous breakdown etc.. There are many Yoga postures that throw its positive impact on the entire body.
1. Shavasana (Corpse Pose)
Shavasana is the most effective pose to relax your mind and get rid of stress or any other behavioural disorder. This is one of the postures that seems to be very easy but is hardest of all. The correct posture needs you to completely relax your mind and body. As the name suggests Shavasana, shav means corpse or lying like a dead body and asana means a posture. This asana is usually done at the end of yoga practice and it is intended to make the body, mind, and spirit feel better. Along with relaxing the mind it also has many beneficial effects on other health problems.
- It helps in controlling blood pressure
- It stimulates blood circulation and increases energy level
- It connects you with the breath and helps in experiencing peace
- It cures Insomnia
- Improves concentration and memory
- It is also beneficial for those who are suffering from neurological problems
2. Paschimottanasana (Seated forward bend)
Paschimottanasana is beneficial for almost every organ of the body but particularly it is highly effective for those who suffer from diabetes and high blood pressure. It gives a good stretch to the back part of the body and also creates pressure on the abdomen and thorax. Paschimottanasana is very effective pose by there are conditions under which a person should avoid doing it. Do not perform this pose if you have slipped disc, suffers from asthma and if you are pregnant as it put stress on the womb. Some other health benefits of doing this yoga pose include
- Improves the symptoms of menopause and menstrual discomfort
- Reduces fatigue and anxiety
- Helps in treating infertility
- Reduces obesity
3. Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand)
Sarvangasana is one of the most important asanas in the Hatha Yoga and it provides a large amount of benefits to the entire body. It is known as queen or mother of all asanas as its benefits can be seen from head to toe. Though it is beneficial to the entire body it also works great to increase the efficacy of thyroid glands. It gently massages the thyroid glands and increases the blood circulation to these glands. This further results in the better functioning of these glands. It is important for the proper metabolism and thyroid is also responsible for the production of many hormones in the body. Benefits of Sarvangasana on other parts of the body are
- It relaxes the mind
- Relieves from swollen legs
- Stretches the nervous system and increases the flexibility of the spinal cord
- Beneficial for diseases like kidney problem, constipation, stroke, infertility etc..
4. Adho Mukha Svanasana ( Downward facing dog)
Adho Mukha Svanasana offers ultimate stretch to the body. It strengthens the muscles and brings proper blood flow to the brain. Regular practice of adho mukha svanasana tones the muscle of the body and also helps in maintaining the proper weight. As this posture helps in strengthening the bones and muscles, it is said to be one of the best postures to treat osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a disease which is characterized by the weak and damaged bones. Other health benefits of adho mukha svanasana are
- An effective pose for the lung disorder
- Energizes the body
- Calms the brain
- Improves digestion
- Improves the symptoms of menopause
- Increases the blood circulation.
This Yoga day gift yourself a healthy lifestyle. It is recommended for everyone to start your day with the yoga and reduces the negative impact on modern lifestyle. Yoga has unlimited benefits and it affects every organ of the body and promotes better functionality.
Share these benefits of yoga with your family and friends and encourage them to adopt this healthy habit. Stay Safe, Stay Healthy!!