What you need to do, for a healthier life!
“Your body can do almost anything. It’s your mind whom you need to convince.”
The connection between the body and the mind is paramount. One of the most important factors for a healthy life is happiness. The Zorbian lifestyle is based on the connection of the fitness and happiness for an overall development!
Yoga on the other hand is also an integral part of living a healthy lifestyle, yoga enables your body to get a good workout and your mind to relax.
Studies have found that happiness can make our hearts healthier, our immune systems stronger, and our lives longer, let’s look at a few yoga poses that will help you live not only a healthier but also a happier life!
Mountain Pose aka Tadasana
Mountain pose helps improve the posture and balance and induces calmness. If done correctly it makes use of every muscle in the body. Mountain pose helps you relieve stress & improve your concentration. It also strengthens your thighs, knees and feet, helps reduce problems of flat feet. Improved awareness is one of the most important benefits of the mountain pose. Stand tall and affirm your ability to accomplish whatever you set your mind to while practising this pose.
Chair Pose aka Utkatasana
Utkasana literally means a powerful pose. Chair pose stretches the chests and shoulder, it helps stimulate the heart. Although it may seem like an uncomfortable pose to perform it is an extremely beneficial workout for the spine, hips and the chest muscles. The chair pose attempts for you to find comfort in a not so comfortable posture. Balancing the body and bringing determination to the mind are some of the benefits of Utkasana.
The Forward Bend aka Uttanasana
The forward bend/ fold pose is one of the most effective yoga poses to reduces stress, anxiety, and fatigue. It is also known to improve the symptoms of depression. Along with incredible mental benefits, Uttasana also has innumerable physical benefits. It positively impacts the spine by keeping it strong and flexible, activates the abdominal muscles, as well as stretches the hips, hamstring and calves muscles. This pose is the go to in a tense situation, as it has the tendency to soothe & calm the mind.
Cobra pose aka Bhujangasna
The cobra pose essentially decreases the stiffness in the lower back muscles, it is also known to revitalize the heart and elevate the mood. By stretching the chest muscles it literally seems to open the heart to more love and happiness. The cobra pose proves to be a great workout for the hands and shoulders. It is also considered to be a key pose in order to attain a flat stomach.
Legs Up the Wall Pose aka Viparita Karani
The Viparita Karani pose is a healthy yoga pose that allows tone to relax and relieve the stress. This yoga pose has proven to calm the tensed nerves in the body thus relieving the body & mind of any type of tensions. Viparita Karani also soothes the swollen legs and gets rid of the tiredness accumulated in the legs. This pose is one of the most easiest to perform as the need for flexibility and strength is the minimal in this posture.
This world health day take a pledge to live a healthier and a happier life! Do let us know which of these poses you tried & loved! Also you can let us know the Yoga poses that bring happiness to you!
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