June 21, 2016

Start your day calm, collected and composed. Foster an inner shift from life’s daily routine to something a little bit bigger and purposeful. Unclutter your mind and look forward to your day giving it the direction you want, with – Yoga. We bring you 5 beautiful Yoga Asanas that will give you the much needed energy to keep you going for the entire day.

1. Triangle Pose (Trikonasana)

Step 1: Stand by keeping distance of one foot between the two feet.

Step 2: Turn your right leg at around 90 degrees.

Step 3: While inhaling raise the both hands in the upward direction in such a way that they will be parallel to the ground and palms facing downwards.

Step 4: Bend at right side while exhaling and your left hand facing towards the ceiling and right hand touching your right toe.

Step 5: Keep your eyes facing towards the ceiling.

Step 6: Keep inhaling deeply and while exhaling relax the body more and more.

Step 7: Now inhale and get back to original position.

Why you should be doing this: Reduces blood pressure, stress and anxiety. Cures indigestion.

 Yoga Asanas

Picture credits – Remedies Point

2. Cat Pose (Majaryasana)

Step 1: Get your body on all fours.

Step 2: Spread your fingers and press through the base of the fingers and the finger tips.

Step 3: Exhale and push your spine towards the ceiling, lifting the waist.

Step 4: Pull in your abdominals and tuck your tailbone.

Step 5: Release your head towards the floor and press down your hands firmly.

Step 6: Inhale and come back into your starting position.

Why you should be doing this: Improves your blood circulation. Relaxes the mind. Releases back pain.

Yoga Asanas

Picture credits – Caren Baginski

3. Tree Pose (Vrksasana)

Step 1: Stand straight with arms at sides.

Step 2: Place your sole of right foot on the thigh above the knee of the left leg.

Step 3: After balancing bring hands in front of you in prayer position and raise upward.

Step 4: Hold this position for 30 seconds.

Why you should be doing this: Improves balance. Strengthens thigh, legs, calves, ankles, and the spine.

Yoga Asanas

Picture credits: Caren Baginski

Downward Dog Pose (Adho Mukha Svanasana)

Step 1: Stand straight by keeping some distance between your feet.

Step 2: Now slowly bend downward in such a way to make “V” shape.

Step 3: Keep distance between two hands and legs.

Step 4: While breathing out lift your toes and try to push yourself back.

Step 5: Take a deep breath and hold this position for some time.

Step 6: While exhaling slowly come in your starting position.

Why you should be doing this: Strengthens your back. Gives you a glow. Increases blood circulation.

Yoga Asanas

Picture credits: Stylesamba

Baby Pose – Ananda Balasana

Step 1: To start the asana first sit on knees with buttocks touching on your heels.

Step 2: Place your hand on thighs and palms down. Maintain the position of thighs.

Step 3: While exhaling slowly bring your chest between your knees and swinging hands forward.

Step 4: Breathe gently and hold the posture for 2 to 3 minutes.

Step 5: After this inhale slowly and return to starting position.

Why you should be doing this: Calms the brain. Helps relieve fatigue and stress.

Yoga Asanas

Picture credits – Yogibe