5 Amazing Yoga Poses For A Healthier Body And Soul

March 28, 2019

 We have outlined the perfect yoga stances for a healthier mind, body, and soul. Whether you use yoga to relax or for a morning workout, we have poses you need!

 

 

Did you know that different yoga poses are beneficial for different aspects of the body? Depending on what your body needs for a healthier life, there's a yoga pose for you. And with so many amazing yoga poses to choose from, you need to know which ones are the best yoga moves for you.

1. Dandasana

The Dandasana pose is a great yoga pose that focuses on joint health. More specifically, it helps with wrist movement. It's a good yoga position for those who suffer from arthritis or who have suffered from previous wrist injuries. 

The pose is done by sitting on the floor with both legs stretched out in front of you. Your arms are stretched behind you with your palms facing out as if trying to press up against a wall behind you. Then, rotate your wrist so that your hands are facing the floor. 

Repeat this motion. You can also press your palms onto the floor and apply a comfortable amount of weight.

2. Kurmasana

For those needing an immune system booster, try the Kurmasana pose. This pose supports the immune system by supporting the thymus gland. The thymus gland is a lymphoid that rest in the neck of vertebrates. 

And it's the organ that produces T cells for the immune system. So supporting this gland is a sure way to boost your immunity. For this pose, you will need to sit on the floor with your legs stretched out and spread out in front of you.

Bend your body forward until your forehead touches the floor. Place your hands under your knees and relax. Take deep breaths.

3. Bhujangasana

The Bhujangasana pose is one of the best yoga poses for women experiencing menstrual pain. Although there's a lot of amazing yoga poses to help women through their menstrual cycle, this pose in particular is one of the safest and most effective. 

To do this position, you need to lie flat on the floor. Take your first breath and straighten your arms out in front of you. Then, lift your torso upward until the pubis is flat on the ground. 

Try to hold your body in this position for about 30 seconds. Don't forget to breathe while holding the pose.  

4. Supta Virasana

Stress is a huge factor in mental health. And when wanting to attain a healthy mental state, it's important to focus on relieving stress. This is exactly what the Supta Virasana pose does.

When you are stressed, your muscle tense up. This pose is used to relieve your muscles from that tension. To do this, you must first be comfortable sitting with your buttocks between your feet and resting on the floor. 

Once you are in this position, exhale and lower your back towards the floor. Place your hands behind you and lean onto them. Then gradually transfer the weight onto your forearms and elbows. 

Now, you can continue reclining onto the floor or onto a folded blanket for support. Hold this pose for about 30 seconds.

5. Surya Namaskar

Surya Namaskar is a yoga pose that studies have shown improves heart health. This poses works to stretch nearly every muscle and organ in your body. It's made up of 12 different poses that are all appreciated by your heart.

Prayer Pose

Stand with your feet together and flat on the floor. Your weight should be balanced evenly on either foot. As you inhale, lift both arms up.

As you exhale, bring both arms down and place palms together into a prayer position.

Raised Arm Pose

As you breathe in, you need to lift your arms upward and back. Keep your biceps close to your ears. Consider stretching the pelvis forward and reaching upward with your fingertips.

Hand To Foot Pose

Breathe out. Bend forward at the waist. Exhale and bring your hands down.

Reach the floor with your hands. And keep them at the sides of your feet.

Equestrian Pose

Breathe in. With your left foot firmly on the ground in front of you, stretch your right leg behind you as far as possible. Then place your right knee on the floor and look upward.

Stick Pose

Place your hands on the floor in front of you with your legs stretched back behind you. It's similar to the push-up position. Then, breathe in. 

Bring your left leg backward while maintaining the position.

Saluting With 8 Points

Place your knees on the floor and exhale. Then rest your chin and chest on the floor while moving your hips backward. Both hands, feet, knees, and chin and chest should all rest on the floor.

These are the 8 points. 

Cobra Pose

While lying on your stomach, slide forward and raise your chest off the floor. Keep palms flat on the floor and elbows bent to resemble a cobra's pose. Look upward.

As you inhale, push your chest forward. As you exhale, push downward so your navel touches the floor. 

Mountain Pose 

Place both feet and hands flat on the floor. Breathe out while lifting your hips and tailbone. Try to keep your heels firmly on the ground as you stretch.

Equestrian Pose (Opposite Leg)

For this position, follow the same tips for the first Equestrian pose. However, this time switches leg positions to stretch out your left leg.

Hand To Foot Pose

While standing with both feet together and flat on the floor, bring your left foot forward. Place the palms of your hands flat on the floor on either side of your feet. Bend and touch your nose to your knees without bending them.

If needed, it's okay to bend your knees.

Raised Arm Pose

Again, you will follow the same instructions for the first arm pose. It's important not to skip this step simply because you've completed it at the beginning. 

Completing The Surya Namaskar

As you finish the last raised arm pose, exhale and straighten the body. Then bring your arms down and relax.

Amazing Yoga Poses Worth Trying

These 5 amazing yoga poses are worth trying. Not only are they good for your body's physical health, but they're good for your body's mental and spiritual health as well. When looking to complete the best yoga positions, keep these 5 poses in mind.

And when doing yoga exercises, you'll want to have the best yoga attire for optimal stretching. Visit our products page today to see which yoga clothing you need!

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