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 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.
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 abdomen and tuck your tailbone.
Step 5: Release your head towards the floor and press your hands down firmly.
Step 6: Inhale and come back into your starting position.
Why you should be doing this: Improves your blood circulation, relaxes the mind and releases back pain.
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 thighs, legs, calves, ankles and the spine.
4. Downward Dog Pose (Adho Mukha Svanasana)
Step 1: Stand straight by keeping some distance between your feet.
Step 2: Slowly bend downward to make a “V” shape.
Step 3: Keep distance between the 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, and increases blood circulation.
5. Baby Pose (Ananda Balasana)
Step 1: To start the asana, first sit on knees with buttocks touching 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 swing 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.
Do these simple yoga asanas and start your day right every day.