Wednesday, July 13, 2022

5 Yoga poses that you should do everyday and why!


Do you find yourself being in a static posture for really long hours while working? Most experts in the industry will tell you to constantly change your posture from sitting to standing or walking etc. You will be surprised to know that being static in a posture, to improve concentration is an ancient practice.

Back in the day, Yogis or Maharishis who wanted to sustain their Sukhasana, Padmasana or Siddhasana postures in order to meditate, needed a certain amount of physical strength and flexibility in the body.
Similarly, if your job demands you to sit in front of a screen for 8 to 10 hours in a day, your body needs to flexible as well as strong!

With our lifestyle demanding more static postures like sitting for long hours clicking away on our screens, the importance of exercise is just booming. Here are some asanas you can do daily to improve your efficiency.

1. Adhomukhasvanasana or Downward facing Dog
This one is my personal favourite! It lengthens your spine, opens the shoulders , stretches the complete posterior chain and if done correctly, even opens the chest.

2. Malasana or the Garland Pose
This improves hip mobility and increases blood supply to your reproductive organs. It also maintains mobility in knees and ankles. For those who struggle with this can modify by using a brick or a stool. Those with knee pain, check with your physiotherapist first!

3. Setubandhasana or Bridge pose
Definitely a reversal posture of your desk sitting. Works your core, glutes and lower back. Can do variations with one leg up, or progress the extension into Chakrasana/ Urdhva Dhanurasana

4. Navasana or boat pose
Master this posture to safe-guard your back and knees. I promise your core will be on fire!

5. Viprita Karni : Legs up on the wall
A rejuvenating posture, this one relieves stress and helps calm the restless mind. Certainly it relaxes the legs and lower back. Also helps reverse the circulation. Bye-bye to swollen feet!

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