Yoga Asanas


Yoga asanas is a body positions that has something to do with the sequence of sitting, standing and balancing postures to increase the body flexibility. Yoga asanas provide the individual with multifold benefits physically, mentally and also spiritually. It keeps us physically fit, reduces weight, normalizes blood pressure, controls stress and cholesterol level and improves overall performance of the body and mind. It is very important to be alert and be conscious while doing any asanas. You must be relaxed and concentrate while practicing yoga.


While doing any asana, it is very important to be alert and be conscious of what we are doing. Concentration and relaxation play a vital role in the practice of yoga. Padmasana is also called kamalasana, which means lotus. The form of the legs while performing this asana gives the appearance of a lotus. It is the best asana for contemplation.

As we start the asana, one must become conscious of the body. We must try to visualize the posture one is going to practice. This is actually a form of mental tuning. So we have to visualize before doing the asana. As one takes the right posture, one must close the eyes and be aware of the body. The Muscles must be relaxed. One should feel the touch of the legs on the floor. The focus should then be shifted to the breath. A feeling of peace touches the mind. Sit in this posture for a few Minutes before proceeding to the next asana.

Steps to follow (Padmasana) :

1. Sit on the ground by spreading the legs forward.
2. Place the right foot on the left thigh and the left foot on the right thigh.
3. Place the hands on the knee joints.

4. Keep the body, back and head erect.
5. Eyes should be closed.
6. One can do Pranayama in this asana.

Benefits :

# It helps in improving concentration.
# It helps to preserve vital fluids in the body.
# It prevents abdominal diseases and female disorders connected with the reproductive organs.
# It brings peace, solitude and longevity to the practitioner.

Disclaimer For Yoga Exercise:
The yoga exercises depicted above in the line diagrams are only a graphic representation for the understanding of the asanas or exercise. Please do not attempt to practise these without proper guidance from a trained Yoga instructor as these exercises can cause physical disability when done incorrectly.

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