Do you always feel lethargic and tired? Do you think that you are not energetic or inactive as compared to your counterparts? A daily 30-minute or less workout with yoga will make you feel more energetic and less procrastinating, and help you regain the body-mind balance.
Due to the enormous power of healing and nurturing, yoga asanas have been included in the fitness regime of most people all over the world. Though many people still feel that yoga is not an intensive workout, research has already proven that regular practicing yoga asanas help in everything including weight loss, muscle building, stamina, and endurance improving, boosting digestion, overall fitness, and soothing the mind.
Here is the list of top 7 yoga asanas that keep you fresh, energetic all the day-
This set of 12 yoga poses helps in better functioning of the body along with improving mental health. It is known as the ultimate yoga asana. Surya namaskar corrects body posture, promotes balance, regulates hormonal cycle, boosts your energy, increases blood circulation, strengthens the heart, builds muscles, tones your body, enhances immunity, gives you a strong respiratory system, and many more. Even if you perform 10 sets of Surya namaskar it is enough for the overall healthiness of your body as all eight limbs are involved during the practice of Surya Namaskar.
It replicates the steady yet graceful stance of a tree. The body balancing act improves focus and determination. It builds single-mindedness, determination, and commitment toward your goal. Along with strengthening the legs, stretching the arms and spine, it improves concentration.
It is a seated forward bend position excellent for calming the brain and relieving stress. It gives you an intense dorsal stretch. This is a classic pose from hatha yoga. It gives your whole back- from your spine, calves, hips to hamstring- a very good stretch. Additionally, it also reduces anxiety and enhances a good mood. Known to stimulate kidney, liver function, and uterus; It soothes the symptoms of menopause and menstrual discomfort and also aids digestion.
Gomukhasana or cow face pose is a seated pose usually used for meditation purposes. It stretches the thigh, thorax, hips, and ankle. It removes the stiffness from the hips joints and improves the flexibility of the back. It improves kidney functioning and is beneficial to those who are suffering from diabetes.
It is a beginner backbend yoga asana that prepares you for deeper back bending exercises. It is an essential pose in the Surya namaskar and can be an alternative to the adho mukh svanasana. It is known for its ability to increase the flexibility of the spine. It opens the shoulders and chest thus increasing the lungs’ capacity and is therapeutic in asthma.
Balasana, also known as the child Pose, is, considered one of the most effective poses for people with sleep-related issues. The calmness and stability provided by this asana translate into sleep very quickly. It stimulates the Anahata chakra because it stretches the spine as you go down on your chest and stomach. this is often why the asana relaxes both your body and your mind, releasing all the dissipated energy.
This simple backbend stretch strengthens your entire back body, from neck to toes. It treats a wide range of problems including lower back pain, postural problems, weakness, or soreness anywhere around your back body, including hips and hamstrings. It strengthens the leg muscles thus reducing arthritis of the knees. Incorrect practice can cause cramps in the leg muscles or lower back so be conscious while performing this yoga asana or perform it under the guidance of a yoga teacher.
All these asanas are highly beneficial in improving the body’s strength, blood, and oxygen flow in the body, and increase the stamina, and endurance of a person to keep the energy levels high the whole day. But it is always advisable to first consult your physician or start performing any yoga asana under the supervision of a qualified trainer. Especially if you are suffering from any medical condition, pregnant, or a senior citizen.