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How do different yoga asanas help the body?
Whether a beginner or a pro, yoga holds immense benefits for everyone. Below are a few notable yoga postures along with what they do to your mind, body, spirit and soul: • Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation): This sequence of 12 powerful yoga postures is not only a great way to express gratitude to the Sun but also extremely health-giving. You can do it foremost in the morning to warm up and align your physical movements with the breath flow. It is a great aid in reducing weight fast. It also revitalizes the body and calms your inner self with its rhythmic flow. • Sirshasana (Headstand): One of the most important yoga poses, the headstand carries a rush of oxygenated blood to the facial organs, scalp and brain – the king/head of the human physiognomy. It strengthens your core muscles and dramatically stimulates the lymphatic system to release toxins out from the bloodstream. • Sarvangasana (Shoulderstand): The sarva(all)-anga(organ)-asana(pose) involves placing your body in a static posture. This yoga pose also works against gravity helping to ease digestion and move the bowels. By improving blood circulation, it aids the heart in its job of pumping blood. • Paschimottanasana (Seated Forward Bend): Paschima means west or dorsal part of the body and uttana is an intense stretch. Seemingly easy, this asana works on mostly all of the essential organs, such as kidneys, spine, shoulders, hamstrings, liver, ovaries, uterus, etc. Other than being a great stress buster, it can prove therapeutic in treating cases of diabetes, high blood pressure, infertility, menopause, insomnia and more.
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