5 Amazing Yoga Asanas For Healing Your Body And Mind

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Yoga can heal you – internally and externally, mentally as well as physically. Sometimes you sprain your ankle or suffer from lower back pain or migraines or some other aches and pains in your body. Sometimes you suffer from high blood pressure or diabetes or many other ailments. No matter what ails you, yoga can help! Yoga has the power to heal and improve your condition.

How Yoga Helps In Healing?

Let’s have a look at how yoga heals to offer a better life:

  • Yoga stimulates the prana energy in our body, which leads to holistic healing.
  • It helps to regulate the hormonal secretions and imbalances in the body.
  • Yoga improves the range of motion of our joints and strengthens them.
  • Yoga strengthens the muscles and enhances their flexibility. It leads to improved and faster recovery from any injuries. It also prevents muscle injuries.
  • Yoga calms our mind. It helps deal with stress and other psychological issues.

Yoga Poses For Holistic Healing:

Here are 5 yoga poses that will provide you holistic healing. The best thing about these poses is that these are all beginners’ level poses, which everyone can do.

1. Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose):

This pose heals insomnia, indigestion, menstrual disorders, obesity, and back pain.

  • Lie in the prone position on your stomach with your bellybutton sucked in and hands beneath your shoulders.
  • Pushing with your hands, lift your torso off the ground as much as you can while lifting your lower body. Arch your back .
  • Hold the pose for 20-30 seconds.
  • Come back down and relax.

2. Vajrasana (Zen Pose):

This pose heals sexual debility, prostate problems, indigestion, sciatica, back pain and joint pain.

  • Fold your legs under you by bending your knees and then sit on your heels.
  • Keep your back straight and make sure there is no hunching. Sit tall.
  • Fold your hands in Anjali mudra or Gyan mudra.
  • You can sit in the Zen pose whenever you feel like – while praying, watching TV, reading or any such time. Sitting in Zen pose after eating helps indigestion.

3. AdhoMukhaSvanasana (Downward Dog):

It heals sinusitis, menopause issues, menstrual disorders and discomforts, osteoporosis, indigestion, insomnia, back pain, fatigue, headache, migraine, high blood pressure, sciatica, and asthama.

  • Get down on your hands and knees. Your knees should be under your hips and hands under shoulders.
  • Exhaling, push the balls of your feet firmly into the ground and lift your knees.
  • Now straightening your knees push your tush high in the air and slightly towards your feet. At the same time press your chest away from your arms and towards your feet.
  • Hold the pose for 20-30 seconds.
  • Inhale and relax into the hands and knees position.

4. JanuSirsasana (Head-to-Knee Forward Bend):

It heals depression, spine related problems, indigestion, anxiety, fatigue, hormonal imbalances, kidney problems, high blood pressure, and joint related problems.

  • Sit on the floor with your feet extended in front of you. Keep your knees straight.
  • Now extend your arms overhead and bend forward.
  • Reach for your toes with your hands and grab them.
  • Now depending on your flexibility try to touch your head to your knees.
  • Hold the pose for 20-30 seconds.
  • Straighten and relax.
  • Beginners should try and do it with one leg bent and other straightened.

5. Virbhadrasana II (Warrior II):

It heals carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica, stress, flat feet, infertility, osteoporosis, backaches (during second trimester of pregnancy), and strengthens muscles throughout the body.

  • Stand in Tadasana with your spine erect and shoulders back.
  • Jump your feet more than shoulder width apart.
  • Turn your right foot outwards to the right side and keep your left foot facing forwards.
  • Now bend your right knee till your right thigh becomes parallel to the ground and your shin is perpendicular to the ground.
  • Keep your left leg straight.
  • Now raise your arms and extend them to your sides, straight and pointing sideways. Keep your torso facing forwards.
  • Hold the pose for 30 seconds.

Yoga should be an integral part of our life. It not only heals diseases and injuries, but also treats mental imbalances. Meditation and yoga help with psychological disorders too. Yoga is so powerful that it can help a cancer patient recover. When it is not capable of treating the disease, it works to bring the body back to its full health. So make sure your body gets its daily dose of yoga, regardless of your age, gender and weight.

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