On the occasion of International Yoga Day 2017, we are honored to celebrate our heritage’s profound knowledge with the world. Today yoga will be practiced in all the corners of the world and we couldn’t have been more proud with the fact that the world is just getting to know the power of our culture. After knowing what Yoga is all about, let’s learn some easy yoga asanas which you can practice and make a part of your routine.

Today make a commitment to yourself to indulge in yoga every single day of your life. It will make you a better person physically, mentally and spiritually. It will raise your awareness for your own self and will give birth to a new you.
Even for those who don’t know Yoga, the asanas mentioned below are easy to practice.

You can begin your yoga practise with the following prayer:

1. Tadasana

The word Tada means mountain. Tadasana is about adopting the steadiness of a mountain. Involving all themajor group of muscles in your body, Tadasana has a very calming affect on the body and the mind. As it stretches the whole body, the blood circulation improves and one feels like they have been blessed with a new soul. This asana improves concentration and relieves stress.

2. Trikonasana

This asana is a begginer’s entry to the would of yoga. In trikonasana one makes a triangle with his body (Refer to the video below) and stretches out his full body. This asana stimulates and improves the blood circulation all throughout the body. It stretches out the legs, torso and mobalises hips, back, arms and thighs. This asana reduces blood pressure, anxiety, stress and cures digestion. It increases the flexibility of the lower body.

3. Bhujangasana

This asana resembles a serpent with it’s hood raised. This asana stretches the entire body and reduces the stiffness of the lower back. It strengthens the back and the shoulders, improves flexibility. This asana is very beneficial for regulating the menstrual cycles of females.

4. Bhramari Pranayam

Bhramari pranayam is a part of the breathing exercises. This pranayam helps improve concentration and is very beneficial paralysis, insomnia, anxiety and memory loss. For the people suffering with hyper tension, this works as a wonder medicine.

5. Bhadrasana

Out of the seven chakras in one’s body, Bhadrasana works on the lowest chakra also called as Mooladhara Chakra. This asana elevates you mentally and spiritually.

6. Ardha Ushtrasana

Ardha Ushtrasana is also called the Camel pose. It stretches and widens chest and improves respiratory diseases like Asthma. It stretches abdominal area, stimulates abdominal organs, improves digestive and the endocrine system. It also increases blood circulation to the brain and improves concentration.

7. Padhastasana

Padhastasana is a verty effective way to loose the abdominal fat. It aids in improving digestion and boosts ones metabolism. The posture is improved and the balance is increased with regular practise of this asana.

8. Vakrasana

This half spinal twist pose is the best stretching pose for the people suffering from lower back pain. It is one of the twelve basic asanas of hatha yoga. It releases all the knots in the lower back and improves mobility.

9. Shalabhasana

Shalabhasana is very beneficial for strengthening the lower back. It gives flexibility to the back muscles and strengthens the spine. For a proper bone health this asana is very beneficial.

10. Setubandhasana

Setubandhasana resembles a bridge pose. It stretches the chest, neck, spine and hips. It has a calming effect on the central nervous system. It stimulates the lungs, thyroid glands, and abdominal organs.

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