Runner’s Crunch: Solution For Fit And Fab body

June 21, 2021by Vanshika Mohila0

Introduction

Many people say that asanas are better than exercising as they not only improve your physical well-being but also your mental peace. They increase strength, confidence and helps you live a better lifestyle. No amount of exercise will provide you with these benefits. Let us know how we can perfect ourselves just by practising asanas regularly.

Asanas for various body parts

Legs

Beginner

Downward facing dog, extended side angle pose, mountain pose, pyramid pose, raised hands pose.

Intermediate

Awkward chair, eagle pose, king dancer pose, reverse warrior, revolved triangle pose.

Advanced

Revolved half-moon pose, wheel pose, warrior III

Benefits

While these asanas focus on strengthening your legs, they also incorporate your body.

Arms

Beginner

Downward facing dog, plank pose, supported side plank

Intermediate

Crow pose, four-limbed staff pose, side plank pose, upward facing dog

Advanced

Firefly pose, flying crow pose, handstand, side crow, wheel pose

Benefits

Poses like chaturanga push-ups in which your arms bear most of your body weight are great for improving arm strength and building muscles.

Back

Beginner

Cat-cow stretch, supported bridge, cobra, knees-chest-chin

Intermediate

Bridge, upward-facing dog, reverse warrior, bow pose, camel pose, locust pose.

Advanced

Wheel, little thunderbolt pose, mermaid pose, scorpion pose, wild thing

Benefits

These increase your back strength and spinal mobility. You don’t have to be able to do a full backbend to strengthen and stretch your back. There are other easier options as well which anybody can do.

Hips

Beginner

Child’s pose, cobbler’s pose, garland pose, happy baby pose, reclined goddess pose.

Intermediate

Cow face pose, eagle pose, goddess pose, knee to ankle pose, pigeon pose

Advanced

Lotus pose, lizard pose, one-legged king pigeon pose, side lunge

Benefits

They strengthen and stretch the entire pelvic region.

Chest and shoulders

Beginner

Supine spinal twist, cat-cow stretch, cobra pose, sphinx pose, restorative heart opener

Intermediate

Bridge, reverse warrior, bow pose, camel pose, locust pose, king dancer pose

Advanced

Wild thing

Benefits

Shoulder stretches release tension, which helps prevent pain in the back and neck. Whereas, chest asanas help in opening up your heart.

2 asanas for mental health you need to know now!

Padma Sana

Mentally stimulating your brain to exercise is a tough task. The way we use our brain without giving back the relaxation it needs is an unspoken violation of laws of mental wellness. Padma Sana is a yoga asana that makes our brain flexible and improves brain functionality, this asana reduces muscle tension and calms the mind. Something we all seriously need.

Sarvangasana

Another pose that could benefit your memory is Sarvangasana or Shoulder Stand Pose. This is one is the most therapeutic asanas of all time which not only improves focus and concentration but also aligns all your chakras which results in better concentration and focus.

The Ultimate Asana – Surya Namaskar

Surya Namaskar is a salute to the Sun that expresses gratitude for its life-giving energy and is done before sunlight. Many benefits include increased physical and mental power, improved bodily control, mental tranquillity, balanced energies and inner serenity. It develops awareness by forming a strong connection between your body and consciousness. It strengthens your entire body, aiding weight reduction and muscular strength. It also improves your sleep by combating insomnia and reducing stress levels. It balances your nervous system, balances your sugar levels and can be performed by everybody.

Conclusion

Asanas aid in the control of one’s mind, body, and spirit. It combines physical and mental disciplines to attain a serene body which helps in stress management and relaxation, development of flexibility, muscle strength, and overall body tone. It boosts your energy, vitality, and respiration. Practising yoga might seem like just stretching and many would prefer exercising instead but it can do much more for your body and mind than any exercise. The bottom line is that yoga helps in every aspect of your life, be it mind, body or soul. Practisinging asanas regularly will help you in every way and make your lifestyle better.

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