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The simplest of the asanas have a deep impact on your health. Mentioned within are two simple asanas that beginners can start to take their first step towards a healthy life.
Yoga is an age old practice that has several benefits for the body, mind, and soul.
● Shavasana is traditionally practised at the end of every yoga session. It calms the body and mind and reduces stress caused in the muscles.
● Balasana is a basic asana in yoga that stretches the lower back and tones the abdominal muscles. It also stimulates digestion.
The simplest of the asanas have a deep impact on your mental, physical and psychological health. The rhythmic breathing exercises and meditation make your body feel healthier. Each yoga pose targets specific muscles and increases flexibility, which in turn reduces the risk of injury.
Shavasana, also called the corpse pose, is traditionally practised at the end of every yoga session. It calms the body and mind and reduces stress caused in the muscles.
Lie on your back with your arms and legs placed comfortably by your sides.
Close your eyes and breathe.
Allow your body to relax, consciously focusing on the stress that’s leaving your body.
Stay in this position for 8-15 minutes, without trying to manipulate your breathing.
Release this pose by slowing deepen your breath
Stretch your body while lying on the floor, slowly transition into a seated position, and finally to standing position.
Balasana, also called the child’s pose is a basic asana in yoga that stretches the lower back and tones the abdominal muscles. It also stimulates digestion.
Sit with your knees bent, with your hips gently pressed to your heels and your forehead touching the floor.
Stretch your arms forward and place your palms flat on the floor.
Take slow and deep breaths while pressing your belly onto your thighs while inhaling
Continue for 8-15 breaths
To release place your palms right under your shoulder
Transfer your weight onto your palms and transition into a seated position
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