Yoga isn’t just about building physical strength; infact it is a healing therapy for our Mind, Body and Soul! The origins of Yoga have been speculated to the pre-Vedic Indian traditions which was later spread to the Western World as well. To experience the Yogic transformation by yourself, try out these easy Yoga postures:
Lie on your belly, lift your head, upper torso, arms, and legs. Now stretch your arms through your fingertips and stay in this position for about 30 seconds.
Benefits: Stretches and strengthens the shoulders, chest, and belly. Relieves Stress
Sit on the floor with your legs spread straight before you. Then lift through your breastbone and lean back slightly. Try to maintain the position for about 20 seconds.
Benefits: Strengthens the abdomen and hip flexors. Improves Digestion
Sit down comfortably in a cross-legged position. Now turn only your lower body towards the right, extending your right leg and bending your left leg at the knee. Stay in this position for about 10 seconds.
Benefits: Strengthens the spine.
Lie on the ground, straighten your arms and raise your chest. Continue doing this till you have raised your upper body (till your navel) into a curve.
Benefits: Increases body heat and destroys ailments
Raise your hands such that they are perpendicular to the floor and parallel to each other. Turn your left foot (if your left is forward) in by about 45 degrees to the right, and your right out by 90 degrees to the right.
Benefits: Strengthens the thighs, calves, and ankles.