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Stress levels are high these days and women, especially, are under pressure as they try to manage their personal and professional life. Regular practice of yoga paves the way to better stress management.
Increased stress can lead to several health problems
It also affects concentration and ability to remember things
Simhasana helps stimulate the immune system and reduce stress and anger.
Garudasana improves concentration and imparts balance to the body.
In today’s time when stress lines are breaking new records everyday, yoga is your way to better stress management and improving concentration. Yoga improves and strengthens the immune system, stimulates muscles and improves concentration and a sense of balance. Mentioned below are two asanas that women should do everyday to deal effectively with the mental rigours of present-day society.
Simhasana (lion pose) is a beginner level asana that strengthens the lungs, throat and voice. This asana helps stimulate the immune system and helps reduce stress, frustration, and anger.
Sit with your hips on your heels
Spread your knees such that it makes a ‘V’
Inhale and lengthen your spine
Exhale while stationing your palm onto the floor in front of you
Arch your spine
Look up and stick your tongue out
Inhale and roar like a lion
Repeat 2-5 times
Garudasana, also called the eagle pose, strengthens the ankles and calves, improves concentration and provides a sense of balance to the body. Women ailing with asthma or lower back pain should practice this pose regularly.
Bend your knees slightly
Lift your left foot
With all your balance on your right foot, cross your left thigh over your right thigh
Adjust the top of your foot behind your lower calf
Lift your arms such that they are parallel to the floor
Bend your elbows and cross your arms, right above the left and join your hands
Press the palms against each other as much as you can
Hold the pose for 20-30 seconds
Unwind and transition back into your original pose
Repeat for the other side
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