Yoga is gaining popularity all over the world. Yoga is the science of uniting mind and body, it teaches you to control your desires, improve concentration and maintain total fitness. Yoga consists of Eight Disciplines namely, Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratayhara, Dharana, Dhayana and Samadhi.
Among these eight disciplines Yoga Asanas or Poses are practiced for physical well being. There are various types of Yoga Asanas which help to lose weight, fight ailments and cure diseases.
There are certain Common Yoga Poses for Complete Fitness which are easy to perform and can be regularly practiced. Beginners should practice these poses under expert guidance.
Common Yoga Poses for Complete Fitness
Surya Namaskar is the most beneficial yoga pose for complete fitness. It improves the flexibility of the limbs and relieves muscular tension. Stand straight with your feet joined together. Fold your hands in Namaskar position.
Inhale and raise your arms over the head. Stretch your body and bend backwards as far as you can. Stay for a few seconds. Slowly bend forward while exhaling and try to reach your toes. Stay for a few seconds, inhale and stretch your right leg backwards while keeping your left leg folded at the knee and look up. Stay for a few seconds.
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Exhale and stretch your left leg behind, inhale and bend forward and lower your body to the ground and slightly raise the buttocks. Stay for a few seconds.
Inhale and lift your chest, keep your arms folded at elbows, look up. Stay for a few seconds. Exhale and lift your body up, keep toes on the floor and your head between the arms. Inhale and lower your body, stretch your left leg behind and your right leg close to your body.
Exhale and raise your trunk and bring your left leg forward. Inhale and lift your body, raise your arms over the head. Exhale and come back to starting position. This completes one round of Surya Namaskar. Relax in Shava Asana after performing this asana.
Sarvanga Asana has a profound effect the body. It strengthens the spine and stimulates blood circulation. It prevents and reduces varicose veins and helps to treat menstrual disorder.
Lie flat on your back. Keep your hands along the body, inhale and slowly lift your legs, hips and torso. Swing your body up in a vertical position; place your hands to support the spine. Breathe normally and maintain the pose for 30 seconds.
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To come back from this position, fold the knees and slowly lower your trunk, place your hands along the sides and lower your legs while inhaling. Relax in Shava asana for 30 seconds.
Bhujanga Asana strengthens the spine and it helps to cure lumber problems. It also induces sleep and cures insomnia. It massages the heart and has a calming effect on the nerves.
Lie flat on your stomach. Place your feet close together, arms along the sides. Inhale and slowly raise your forehead, chin, neck, shoulder and chest. Bring your arms forward and place your hands close to the chest.
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Bend your head as far back as you can and look up. Stay for 10 seconds and return to starting position while exhaling. Close your eyes and relax. Gradually increase the holding time up to 30 seconds.
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