A dozen Asanas & their benefits (Part II)

Locust Pose – Shalabhasana 

  • Shalabhasana is an intense backbend posture that supports building muscles in the lower back and stretches the entire back.
  • The Asana also strengthens pelvic organs, legs, hip joints, and arms
  • Due to the breath-triggered movements onto the stomach, you will feel massage and stimulation of your inner organs. 
  • The posture may relieve pain in the sacral and lumbar regions of the spine
  • The bladder and the prostate glands also benefit from this asana and remain healthy
Triangle Pose - Trikonasana

Triangle Pose – Trikonasana

  • Trikonasana stretches and strengthens the legs’ ligaments, muscles, and the entire body’s side.
  • This asana relieves backaches, and neck pains, strengthens the ankles, and develops the chest.
Hands to feet pose - Pada Hastasana 

Hands to feet pose – Pada Hastasana 

  • Beautiful stretch to the entire backside of the body, from the head to the ankles 
  • Pada Hastasana provides the hamstrings with an intense stretch 
  • The head is below the heart, which supports a better flow of fresh blood to the brain 
  • The asana tones the abdominal organs and supports the production of digestive fluids
  • Thus who suffer from bloating sensations or other gastric problems will benefit from Pada Hastasana due to the massing effects 
  • Helps with nasal and throat diseases

Bow Pose – Dhanurasana 

  • Dhanurnasana brings a nice stretch to the back, from the neck to the tailbone.
  • It stretches your abdomen, chest, shoulders, front of your hips (hip flexors), and the front of your thighs (quadriceps).  
  • It brings elasticity to the spine and tones the abdominal organs 
  • It also opens the chest & shoulders, which benefits and deepens the breath
  • Bow Pose also improves posture and counteracts the effects of sitting for extended periods
  • Bow Pose strengthens your back muscles, the back of your thighs, and your glutes 

Half Spinal Twist – Ardha Matsyendrasana 

  • This asana gives a lateral stretch to the entire spinal column, stimulating the spinal nerves and the nervous system and restoring the natural alignments of the spine. 
  • Ardha Mtsyendrasana relieves pain in the lumbago region, the hips, the shoulders, and the shoulder joints. 
  • The Asana strengthens the neck muscles. 
  • It may reduce the size of the stomach & tone the muscles in the lower belly.
  • The seated twist position of the Half Lord of the Fishes Poses massages your internal organs, which helps you get rid of all the toxins from your body. Your toxin-free body then regulates the circulatory and digestive systems, helping you sleep better. 
  • The seated twist pose is also a good remedy to avoid constipation.
Crow Pose - Kakasana 

Crow Pose – Kakasana 

  • Kakasana, the first step before going into Bakasana (Crane Pose)
  • The arm balance generates control over your body & mind. 
  • A great exercise to strengthen the arms, wrists, shoulders, and the abdomen