Yoga se hoga: Make these 5 asanas a part of your fitness regime in 2022

Published on: 31 December 2021, 11:15 am IST

We all know the wonders of yoga, but how about stepping into 2022 by making these asanas a part of your fitness regime? Here we go!

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Yoga can help you to recover from illnesses. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
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Yoga has been practiced for centuries to keep the body fit and healthy on a holistic level. Yoga’s benefits, however, are not confined to stress alleviation and mental well-being.

It may help you refresh your body, get rid of toxins and bad energy, and keep your essential organs functioning properly, if you do it correctly. It can assist you in developing both internal and external resilience. Certain yoga positions can aid in supporting, balancing and boosting the immune system. It can also aid in the fight against oxidative stress, which is harmful for healthy cells.

Yoga decreases stress systematically throughout the body, which reduces inflammation and degeneration when practiced on a regular basis.

Try these yoga asanas regularly in the New Year for a fitter you!

  1. Pranayama

    The essential force that drives the body’s systems and energies is breath. The management of bio-energies is crucial. Yoga pranayama is one of the most significant techniques for controlling the mind. Anulom-vilom, yogendra pranayamas, suryabhedana, and other practices can help you live longer. They increase lung capacity and promote oxygenation of all cells and bodily systems.

  2. Vajrasana

    The vajrasana has a lot of advantages. It’s wonderful for your knees, leg muscles, and also helps to make your ankle joints more flexible. It also helps with digestion (which is why the Japanese eat in this posture). It may be difficult at first, and your ankles may hurt, but if you sit in this position for just a few minutes each day, you’ll be surprised at how fast your body adjusts, and you’ll be sitting comfortably in vajrasana in no time.

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    Practice Vajrasana,daily! Image courtesy: Shutterstock
  3. Savasana

    Savasana may appear to be more of a snooze fest than a yoga stance, yet it is one of the most beneficial yoga poses for your general health and well-being. You can alleviate tension and potentially lower your heart rate by focusing on your breath, while relaxing your body, providing both your body and mind a boost. It also aids in the control of diabetes.

  4. Padmasana

    The most useful and effective of all yoga asanas is this one. The ultimate goal of a yoga asana practice is to become leaner and flexible enough to sit for lengthy periods of time in meditation. Padmasana is the most popular asana among yogis. It may be difficult at first, but with just a few minutes of practice each day, your hips, pelvis, and legs will miraculously open up.

    This asana is beneficial for the spine, digestion, leg muscles, and even circulation.

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    Padmasana will bring you a lot of mental peace. Image courtesy: Grand Master Akshar
  5. Adho mukha Svanasana

    Also known as the downward facing dog, it is one of the most adaptable and comfortable yoga positions for beginners as it supports full body stretch. It not only relieves back discomfort and strengthens the core, but also improves overall flexibility.

    It causes traction in the lower back, which relieves pressure on the spine. In the meantime, the hamstrings and calves also benefit from this asana’s good stretch. The asana aligns the body and helps in preventing and getting rid of back problems.

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    The cobra pose has multiple benefits for your body. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
  6. Bhujangasana

    The cobra pose, also known as bhujangasana, opens your lungs, strengthens your spine, and boosts your energy. Bhujangasana or cobra pose is a yoga practice that works to strengthen your shoulders, chest, and back muscles. It can also assist to enhance digestion and ease liver pressure, lowering the strain on your immune system. It primarily strengthens and targets the spinal column. The cobra asana is used to correct posture issues and ensure easier bowel movements, hence alleviating back pain and constipation.

    The last word

    Exercising helps to stimulate our metabolism and, if done correctly, can also improve immunity and strengthen our respiratory systems. Because Covid-19 is an infection of the upper respiratory system, it’s critical to strengthen your lung muscles to reduce the risk of infection, and yoga can help.

    This ancient Indian form of physical activity has been touched by science for its numerous health advantages. It has been practiced for more than thousands of years across the country. Pre-and post-infection, several simple yoga asanas can assist to boost the immune system and strengthen the lung muscles. These are some simple workouts that you should undertake on a daily basis to maintain a healthy life.

Meenakshi Mohanty Meenakshi Mohanty

Combining fitness with unperturbed inspiration, Meenakshi is an eclectic Delhi-based fitness trainer who brings together a wide gamut of exercises and paradigms to promote the most holistic and healthy lifestyles amongst conscious-dwellers.

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