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5 Yoga asanas you must try to boost your mental health
Posted 10 Oct 2020 12:58 PM


5 Yoga asanas you must try to boost your mental health

New Delhi, 10-Oct-2020

According to the holy book of the Bhagavad Gita, the mind can be either your best friend or your worst enemy. This is entirely up to you. If you make it your companion, then you can achieve anything that you want to. But if your mind is against you, then your intelligence gets channelized towards unproductive activities or thoughts. Yoga cultivates mindfulness by creating a more permanent and holistic solution for mental and physical well-being.

1. Paschimottanasana - Seated forward bend
Formation of the Posture - Sit down and stretch your legs out forward. Ensure that your knees are slightly bent while your legs are stretched out forward. Extend your arms upward and keep your spine erect. Exhale and empty your stomach of air. With the exhale, bend forward at the hip and place your upper body on your lower body. Lower your arms and grip your big toes with your fingers. Try to touch your knees with your nose. Hold eight to ten breaths.

2. Adho Mukha Svanasana
Formation of the posture - Start on your fours, ensuring palms are under the shoulders and knees below hips. Lift the hips up, straighten the knees and elbows, and form an inverted �V� shape. Now keep the palms shoulder-width apart. Fingers point ahead. Put pressure on your palms and open your shoulder blades. Try to push your heels to the floor. Keep your eye focused on your big toes. Hold for eight to ten breaths.

3. Sarvangasana
Formation of the posture - Begin by lying down on your back and place your arms beside your body. Gently lift your legs off the floor and position them perpendicular to the floor with feet facing the sky. Slowly lift your pelvis and back off the floor. Bring your forearms off the floor and place your palms on your back for support. Try to achieve a straight line between your shoulder, torso, pelvis, legs and feet. Keep your chin close to your chest and focus your gaze towards your feet.

4. Baddha Konasana
Formation of the posture - Sit down and fold your legs and bring the soles of your feet together. Pull your heels closer to your pelvis, and gently push your knees down. Empty air from your stomach, lean your upper body forward and place your forehead on the floor. Hold for 30 seconds and repeat up to 3 times.

5. Savithri asana
Formation of the posture - Begin with Samsthithi. Stretch your arms outward begin to bend your knees. Bend your upper body and place your arms on the floor to support your body as you lower your knees and place them on the floor. With your body weight supported by your lower legs and knees, keep your upper body perpendicular to the floor. Stretch your arms up to the sky with palms hovering shoulder distance from and facing each other. Your arms, spine, hips and thighs should be in one straight line. Repeat 3 sets of 30 seconds each.

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