Yoga is a ancient form of excercise that comprise of physical poses combined with specific breathing exercise and meditation principles. Yoga introduced in Upanishads of the first half of the first millennium BCE in India and still profoundly popular even today and is practised by people all over the world.

Yoga is a way of living towards a healthy mind in a healthy body. Benefits of Yoga are endless. All in one Yoga helps with weight loss, ease back pain, helps to recover from surgery, arthritis symptoms, relieve gastrointestinal problems, boost energy and many more. Yoga further helps you to overcome mental health issues such as depression, migraine, headache, anxiety and stress.

Yoga poses for Weight Loss

Regular practice of yoga helps in weight loss and boost overall immune system. Here are some Yoga poses for Weight loss:

•Phalakasana
•Navasana
•Setu Bandha Sarvangasana
•Trikonasana (Triangle pose)
•Virabhadrasana 2

Yoga for flexibility

Flexibility of body is very important as it’s necessary for good posture, physical resistance and lower risk of injuries. Here are some important poses to increase flexibility:

• Parsvottanasana
• Upavistha Konasana
• Dhanurasana
• Tadasana

Yoga for Mental Health

Yoga poses along with specific breathing techniques and meditation help to calm and center the mind. Here are some yoga poses to calm your mind:

•Corpse Pose (Savasana)
•Vipareetakaraniasana
•Shashankasana (Child’s pose)
•Hasta Utthanasana

Moreover,  yoga boost your energy, calms the brain and enhances vital functioning of overall body. This makes it the most important practice for everybody to adopt in modern times.

By Ulhas