MNA Life Style Desk: Yoga is an ancient discipline that includes meditation, controlled breathing techniques and exercise for preserving overall health and healing various ailments.
Yoga and meditation are part of a holistic approach to self-healing that brings about harmony between body, mind and soul and helps in relieving numerous aliments.
Downward Facing Dog Pose
The down dog or the downward facing dog pose is an amazing stress-relieving yoga pose that helps in waking up the senses and reduces fatigue and tiredness. It helps in improving bone density and preventing bone diseases such as osteoporosis in women. It rejuvenates the body by improving blood circulation, and this yoga pose can also help in relieving neck pain by reducing stiffness of the upper body.
The bridge pose is the best pose for stress and anxiety. It helps in stretching the muscles of the back and the leg and is an effective exercise for toning the thighs and hips. In addition, it also helps in controlling high blood pressure and reduces backaches, headaches, sleep disorders and fatigue. Lie flat on the yoga mat and bend your knees to rest your feet close to the buttocks.
Extended Triangle Pose
The extended triangle pose is the ideal yoga pose for stress management that helps in full-body stretching. It helps in increasing flexibility, improving digestion and relieves the problems of anxiety, depression and fatigue. It addition, it also increases bone density and reduces the risk of developing osteoporosis. It also helps in toning the oblique muscles and is effective to reduce fat.