Yoga is an art which is said to be more than 5000 years old yet it can alone help fight many mental and physical diseases which could otherwise take up a great deal of investment. Yoga was initially formed as an art of healing. It is surprising to know that there are more than 100 forms of yoga practiced worldwide. This World Yoga day lets all pledge to opt a healthy and an active lifestyle which will prove to be extremely beneficial. Strivaasa recently held an audience poll, asking their audience about the yoga aasans that they wanted to learn and benifit from. Here we are providing with a few of the yoga aasans on popular demand this world yoga day:

Yog aasan to lose weight-Chaturangadandasana

Chaturanga Dandasana or Four-Limbed Staff pose, also known as Low Plank. It is an asana in modern yoga as exercise. Keep the body straight and parallel to the ground, supported by the toes and palms while doing this aasan. Its tones the abdomen, arms and thigh muscles. It also builds resistance in your body muscles providing you with a strengthened gait. This pose works best when included in your exercise routine daily, once a day. It should be done atleast 5 times with intervals. Hold the pose for atleast 10 seconds in the beginning, progressing to holding the plank for one whole minute in one go.

Yog aasan to energise you- Marjaryasana/Bitilasana

Marjaryasana/Bitilasana or the cat/cow pose is a fusion of two stretches to gently stretch and warm up your spine. It stretches the back torso and neck, softly stimulating and strengthening the abdominal organs. The cat-cow pose also opens the chest, encouraging improved respiration. It boosts the flow of blood in your body, and leaves you with an energized sensation in mind and body. This pose helps fully when performed atleast twice a day, every alternate day. People with neck injuries and pregnant people should refrain from doing this pose.

Yog aasan to boost immunity-Dhanurasana

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The secret to youthfulness is a flexible and strong spine. Hence, this posture bestows its practitioner with the power to reverse his/her biological age. It also boosts immunity and cell health when done regularly. Those who suffer from excessive problems of spinal cord and disc should not perform this pose. If you suffer from severe stomach related problems then don’t perform this pose.

Yog aasan to boost concentration-Vrksasana

Tree Pose, called Vrksasana in Sanskrit, establishes strength and balance in the legs, and helps you feel centered, steady, and grounded. Vrksasana improves your neuromascular coordination. It helps with balance and endurance and improves alertness and concentration. It is best when done everyday, religiously early in the morning in a calm and peaceful space.

Yog aasan to build stamina-Navasana

Navasana is a compact pose that requires you to draw everything toward your center. It stimulates kidneys, prostate, thyroid and intestines and improves digestion. It strengthens your over all muscular structure and builds stamina. Everybody should do this aasan for 30-60 seconds in one go ; every alternate day.

Yoga is an extremely beneficial form of art, to both our body and beyond. Amidst this pandemic immunity and healthy are the most sought after subjects. Yoga largely focuses on the overall health and wellbeing of an individual and it can be considered as an abstract medicine that will protect us from this pandemic. A proper balanced diet, yoga and exercise are the vaccines to all our problems in life. It is time we realize that is ancient art has proven to be a modern medicine in the world now-a-days.

Article by #SuperStri: A.Amitabh {@aamitabhinpen}