Article by Patresia Adams
If you’re thinking of attaining good health with the help of yoga, it is advised to first completely understand the know how of the yoga. Yoga is a primitive method, originated in Indian continent, includes various physical and breathing exercises. These yoga poses or postures are meant to help individuals come out of a particular illness or ailment. A yoga guru or yoga teacher can help students follow a strict yoga practice schedule. For your convenience here is the brief description of beginners yoga poses.
Yoga can be divided into five main categories and relates to the movement your body makes in each pose. These are backward bends, forward bends, standing poses and inverted positions.
1. Bridge Pose/Setu Bandhasana
This yoga poses improves flexibility and strength in your spine. Moreover, it also helps in strengthening the legs. The positioning of body stimulates abdominal organs and opens up the colon which aid digestion.
Lie on your back with your knees bent and the soles of your feet flat on the floor. Place your arm sby the side of your body with the palms down. Firmly press your shoulders down and make your hands down to catch the hold of your ankles.
2. Knee Head Pose / Janu Sirsanana
It’s a very simple pose provides enough stretch along your back, around the side and back of your waist. It helps to activate the kidneys, which aids digestion, relieves constipation.
Sit straight with your legs stretched out in front of you. Firmly press your inner thighs together whilst slowly pressing the soles of your feet away. Bend your right knee and place the sole of your right foot opposite to the left inner thigh. Allow the right knee to fall out to the side. In case of any difficulty, place a cushion under your right knee/thigh for extra support.
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About the Author
Patresia Adams is a healthcare consultant working with Divine Wellness. This interactive health and wellness portal offers Live online yoga classes through high-definition video conferencing.