Yoga Asanas

Yoga Asanas That Boost Flexibility And Immunity

9 Yoga Asanas That Boost Flexibility And Immunity

If you need to bend your knees while touching your feet, you are losing your flexibility and immunity. You lead a sedentary life that is making you immobile. It is better you start some activities that can help retain your flexibility while you are busy with your desk job.

Here’re 9 yoga asanas that can be helpful in building your flexibility and immunity in the long run

  1. Tadasana (Mountain Pose)
Tadasana (Mountain Pose)

• Stand straight with your feet hip-width apart and body balanced on your feet
• Raise your arms above your head with your fingers interlocked and palms facing upwards
• Straighten your posture by raising your shoulders towards your ears and opening your chest
• Look straight and hold the pose for 10 seconds
• Come back to normal position and relax

Benefits: Tadasana corrects posture by working on all muscles and joints. It aligns the skeletal, regulates the digestive system, boosts the respiratory mechanism, and improves the nervous system.

  1. Utkatasana (Chair Pose)
Utkatasana (Chair Pose)

• Stand straight with your feet shoulder-width apart, hands extended with palms facing downwards
• Bend your knees and pull your pelvis slightly down like you are sitting on a chair
• Raise your hands above your head and stretch your spine towards the ceiling
• Hold the pose for 10 seconds and then relax

Benefits: The advantage of utkatasana is it involves the entire body. It will test your strength and stamina. And if you keep doing it regularly, you will … Read more

Bhujangasana Yoga

8 Yoga Asanas That Can Cure Sciatica Pain

The sciatica nerve runs into the spine before entering the pelvis and going deep down your legs. It is an important nerve as even a little pressure on this nerve can cause shooting pain. And the pain becomes unbearable with time & get relief from sciatica pain by doing yoga.

Sitting in a wrong posture for long hours, spondylitis, damaged or ruptured disc, and back injury is the prime reason for sciatica pain. And there is little you can do to relieve the pain. Painkillers could help but only for a short time. Your doctor will prescribe physical therapy to relieve the pressure from the nerve.

Sciatica pain could be a lifelong problem if you take it lightly. Since it can shoot anytime, you need to be prepared. The only way you can relieve this pain is to relieve pressure from your back, hips, and thighs.

Luckily you can treat sciatica pain with yogic exercises. And you can practice these exercises at home. They require little training and caution.

You can choose any of the below-mentioned yoga asanas or practice all depending on your comfort for sciatica pain.

Dandasana

Dandasana of Staff Pose improves posture, stretches the spine and strengthens the back muscles, and gives a mild stretch to hamstrings to align the body. Dandasana involves sitting with an erect spine and stretching your legs in front of you. Also, it improves the body’s resistance to upper and lower back injuries including sciatica … Read more

Yoga Asanas That Can Help In Cancer Treatment

5 Yoga Asanas That Can Help In Cancer Treatment

Cancer is curable if the disease is diagnosed and treated early. But the treatment could be frustrating. Cancer patients have to bear chemotherapy that could break their mental power. But they can look at yoga for help. There are many yoga asanas for cancer patients that can help control the painful symptoms associated with cancers and their treatments. These asanas are simple in practicing and big on advantages.

Here’re 5 yoga asanas that are good for cancer patients.

Half Sun Salutation

Half Sun Salutation Yoga Asanas

It is one of the many asanas that have multiple benefits for cancer patients.

Position:

• Stand straight with your legs close

• Join your palms together as you do in a prayer

• Inhale a deep breath and raise your arms with palms joint above the head

• Stretch your arms to a comfortable level

• Exhale the breath and bend down to touch your toes with your fingers

• Stop for a few seconds and then inhale a deep breath to return to the starting position

Note: You can bend your knees if needed while touching your toes with your fingers.

Advantages:

• The stressing exercise will ease out the entire musculoskeletal frame including the muscles.

• It has the power to blast disease-causing microbes and it is easier to perform at home.

• It boosts blood flow balances the function of endocrine glands that help in maintaining well-being in the long run.

• The exercise involves elongation and Read more

Malaika Arora Eka Pada Ashtanga Namaskara

Malaika Arora Finds Monday Motivation In Eka Pada Ashtanga Namaskara Yoga Asana

Malaika Arora performed Eka Pada Ashtanga Namaskara yoga asana in Monday motivation for her Instagram followers. Her picture of doing this yoga asana in printed blue sports bra and tights is posted on Instagram early in the morning.

What is the picture about?

Malaika Arora is a fitness freak who often shares her fitness mantras with her Insta followers. Today morning, she performed a very difficult yoga asana to inspire her Insta fans. It is called Eka Pada Ashtanga Namaskara and it involves taking the bodyweight on knees, chest, arms, and chin.

What Is Eka Pada Ashtanga Namaskara Yoga Asana?

It is one-leg eight-limbed pose and an intermediate asana in yoga. It can also be called an advanced variation of the knees-chest-chin pose. In this asana, you bring your knees, arms, chest, and chin together to support your body weight while lifting your legs one by one.

How to perform Eka Pada Ashtanga Namaskara?

Malaika Arora Eka Pada Ashtanga Namaskara

Malaika Arora gives detailed instructions for this yoga asana. You need to start with the tabletop position by keeping your knees together and bringing your wrists under the shoulders.

Exhale: Fold your elbows to allow your chest and chin to drop to the mat.

Inhale: Lift your left leg as far as possible and bend your right knee to place your foot under the left leg for support. Hold this position for 10-15 seconds and then try it with the right leg. In this way, you can … Read more